Asian Auctions on Artfact Live!

. March 19, 2010

Artfact is pleased to announce eight exceptional Asian Art auctions in the month of March are available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! Artfact allows you to participate New York’s Asia Week no matter where you are with nearly 3,000 lots available for online bidding. The action begins at Freeman’s Asian Arts sale on the 20th. On the 21st Hong Kong Auction Gallery will offer two sales: one in Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy and another in Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Doyle New York will host Asian Works of Art on the 22nd and in Switzerland, Koller will offer two Asian Art sales on the 27th. I.M Chait offers Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art on the 27th. Nadeau’s Auction Gallery concludes with their Annual Annual Spring Asian Auction on March 28th. If you can’t join the live auction action, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at these exceptional sales. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.

Highlights for online bidding include:

Freeman’s, March 20, Asian Arts:
Lot 831 is a Large Korean blue and green glazed porcelain jar of the choson period. This piece has a slightly everted rim extending from a wide ovoid body, painted with foliate sprigs. Bidding will begin at $400.

Hong Kong Auction Gallery, March 21:
Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy:
Lot 49 is a Giuseppe Castiglione, Qing Dynasty Hanging Scroll in Ink & Color on Paper. It is entitled The Imperial Hawk and inscribed with two artist seals Eight Palace collectors’ seals. Bidding opens at $75,000.

Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art:
Lot 284 is A Pair of Massive Bronze Dragon Inlaid Gold and Silver from the Warring States period(475-221BC). This pair of well cast dragons have powerful expression with bulging eyes, open mouth in an uproar exposing sharp teeth and an illustrious mane. The stocky body is decorated with inlaid gold and silver intricate geometric designs. Minimum bid is $75,000.

Doyle New York, March 22, Asian Works of Art:
Lot 184 is a Chinese Huanghuali Cabinet from the17th/18th Century. It is of rectangular form, the lower section with two panel doors open to reveal two drawers, the upper section with two panel doors enclose a single shelf, with circular bronze lock plates and hinges. Bidding will begin at $17,000.

Koller, March 27, Asian Art (2):
Lot 321 is a large sandstone Buddha Muchalinda. Khmer, Lopburi, 12th/13th c. Height 105 cm. Shakyamuni sits on the coils of a Naga, the seven-headed snake extends its hood over the Buddha’s head. The Buddha wears a simple monk’s robe with his hair piled up to three peaks with a crown across the forehead. CHF45,000 is the minimum bid for this piece.

I.M. Chait, March 27, Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art:
Lot 151 is a Highly important, Chinese early Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century blue and white porcelain ritual “water sprinkler” or ewer of Islamic form. Its pear shaped body is surmounted by a slim neck and flared rim, a long squared spout protrudes from the center, set on a wide splayed foot; with allover design of scrolling foliage and lotus blossoms, Xuande mark and of the Period. Bidding opens at $125,000.

Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, March 28, Annual Spring Asian Auction:
Lot 267 is a fine painting of a running horse by famous artist “XuBeiHong” marked 1933 that opens for bidding at $3,500.

Since the departure of eBay Live Auctions, Artfact Live! has taken the lead in the live auction arena by partnering exclusively with the world’s most prestigious auction houses to host their online auctions. As it continues to build the world’s most affluent and knowledgeable bidding community, Artfact offers free registration, offering unlimited access to Artfact Live! partner auctions and free searching of the past 12 months of price results in its auction records database. Artfact’s Advanced Search allows users to narrow searches by entering keywords, price range, auction date range, or auction house name.

About Artfact
Founded in 1989, Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. On January 1, 2009, Artfact launched Artfact Live! and Invaluable Live!, its proprietary live auction bidding platforms, enabling users to bid in real-time on auctions being held around the world by its prestigious auction house partners. Currently, over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with Artfact.com and its U.K. sister site Invaluable.com, reaching the Artfact community of more than 10 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. Artfact’s industry leading database includes more than 57 million complete auction results totaling more than $204 billion in value, including information on more than 500,000 international artists. In 2006, Artfact acquired RFC Systems, the leading provider of enterprise software developed specifically for the fine art and antique auction house industry. RFC helps prestigious auction houses around the world manage their businesses by automating their day-to-day operations.

Editor’s Notes
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