Asian porcelain, ceramics, furniture and fine art highlight Kaminski auction

"We anticipate considerable excitement and vigorous bidding for these extraordinary lots with such rich provenance" - Kaminski Auctions

Top lots in this auction include a rare Chinese rhinoceros horn Buddhist stupa, of classical form with a circular stepped plinth. The plinth supports a double lotus throne with four seated Buddha, and a spiral carved with lotus petals surmounted by a tapered parasol.

Standing at 7 ½ inches high on a carved wood stand, it is estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

There is also a strand of 19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn prayer beads, comprised of 108 beads interspaced with carved coral and ivory beads, with an overall length of 59 inches, which estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Some interesting entries in the sale include a pair of large recumbent enameled wood rams from mid 19th century. They are entirely decorated with auspicious animals and longevity motifs, and are estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

From the Qianlong Period (1736-1795), there is an exquisite set of semi-precious stone ornaments, featuring jade, jadeite, lapis, coral, seed pearls, and turquoise. Totalling sixteen pieces, the delicate ornaments are in their original fitted silk-lined box and are estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Gilt bronze figure, Sino-Tibet, 19th century

A gilt bronze figure, Sino-Tibet, 19th century, possibly representing
Padmapani Avalokiteshvara, a bodhisattva who embodies the
compassion of all Buddhas

Important porcelain pieces in the sale include a Ming Dynasty blue and white bowl decorated with scrolling floral design, ruyi motif and Sanskrit characters estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

Another highlight of the auction is a collection of rose mandarin porcelain, including a pair of rose mandarin jars with covers, decorated with figures and auspicious emblems. Standing at 24 inches tall, they are estimated to bring $22,000-$26,000.

Another is a pair of 18th century rose mandarin vases with square stemmed bases, decorated with figures in courtyard scenes.

They are estimated at $18,000-$21,000. Sure to bring spirited bidding is a very large single rose medallion vase (34 inches tall) with a flared and scalloped rim and gilt handles in the form of twin foo dogs is estimated at $15,000-$20,000.

A highly sought after item in the sale is a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) musical instrument. The top is decorated with calligraphy and inlays of mother-of- pearl and stones depicting musicians .The hardware is of jade carved with the ruyi design. A similar instrument in the August Asian sale brought $64,000.

Gilt bronze Buddha, China, Qing Period

Also for sale is this Gilt bronze Buddha, China, from the Qing

Pair of Lokapala guardians, China, 19th centur

This pair of Lokapala guardians, China, 19th century will auction
on December 9

Great collection will also appear for sale, including from a private collection in California: a pair of 19th century Chinese Lokapala guardians, carved of Shoushan stone. They are estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000.

There are also several antique Buddhist stone panels in the sale, including one with a rectangular base decorated with the head of a mythical beast flanked by two seated Bodhisattvas, with a central panel carved with a seated Buddha, valued at $20,000-$30,000.

Kaminski‘s Fine Asian Art and Antiques auction will be held at their auction gallery at 117 Elliott Street, Beverly, MA, Thursday evening, December 8 starting at 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10 at 9:00am.

Watch this space for more news on the sale.

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