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iGavel Auctions achieves record sales of over 3.5 million
A 19th Century Chinese Zitan, Hardstone, and Gilt Bronze Miniature Mountain. Estimate: $30-50,000.
NEW YORK, NY.- The iGavel Auctions sale of Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Works of Art presented by Lark Mason and Associates that closed on October 26, 2012, had 233 sold lots resulting in a total of over $3,500,000. Buyers were from many countries, with a large group of successful bidders from the People's Republic of China. "As iGavel approaches its' tenth year, this Asian sale represents the strongest auction in the company's history, and is a testament to a deep knowledge of the Asian art and antiquities market," said its founder Lark Mason.

Six lots sold above $100,000 each, and received 197 bids. The top ten lots realized over $2.4 million, and received over 350 bids. The high-value lot from this auction was a Chinese Imperial Carved Zitan Armchair, 18th Century, which sold for $1 million and had 43 bids. Other highlights include: a Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Ruyi Scepter, 18th Century, which sold for $348,000; a Chinese Zitan, Hardstone, Gilt-Bronze, Silver, and Other Materials Miniature Mountain, 19th C., which sold for $258,000; a Large Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Vase with Cover, Republic Period, which sold for $180,000; a Chinese Bronze Ritual Vessel with Inscription to the Interior, 1100-1000 B.C., which sold for $156,000; and a Chinese Cloisonne Gu-Form Vase, 18th Century, which sold for $ 114,186.

iGavel is a leader in online art auctions. Our sellers are a select group of international dealers, non-profit organizations, and regional auction houses, who follow a code of professional conduct in their presentation and sale of works of art on the iGavel Auctions site.

Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is the author of numerous articles on Asian art, the translator of two major works on Chinese furniture, and the author of the acclaimed guide to the arts of Asia, Asian Art. He was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and a Director of Online Auctions for He frequently appears on national and international media as a guest appraiser.

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