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Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles Headlines 888 Auctions October 12 Auction

Richmond Hill, ON – The middle of the autumn season brings forth another auction featuring Modern Paintings, Jadeite Bangles, and Asian Art October 12th. Consisting of 400 fresh-to-market items, an eclectic selection of modern paintings, jade carved items, jewelry, porcelain ceramics, and bronze statues are expected to achieve outstanding prices.

Headlining the modern paintings category are several standout pieces. One piece stands above the rest however: Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases. Measuring at 31 inches by 24 inches, this Serebriakova piece is expected to exceed its high estimate of $12,000. Collectors will also be pleased to know the inclusion of Lot 94, a Framed Walter LeBlanc (1932-1986) Belian Oil on Board painting. Signed by the Belgian artist and measuring 10 inches by 10 inches, this lot commands a high estimate of $8,000.

Other notable modern paintings of interest to the discerning collector can be found at the following lots:

Lot 82: Josef Sepp Hofmann (1870-1956) Austrian Gouache (High Estimate: $2,000)
Lot 84: Joaquin Torres-Garcia (1874-1949) Uruguayan Watercolour on paper (High Estimate: $1,500)
Lot 85: Nicolaï Souietine (1897-1954) Russian Mixed Media (High Estimate: $3,000)
Lot 87: Beryl Cook (1926-2008) British Oil Stretched Canvas (High Estimate: $5,000)
Lot 88: Peder Mork Monsted (1859-1941) Danish Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $5,000)

Quality jade carved works of art continues to be in strong demand at 888 Auctions and buyers will find several pieces of interest. Lot 155, a Fine Chinese Hetian White Jade Carved Dragon Head, is an excellent example of a finely carved Hetian white piece featuring a carved dragon head that is decorated with auspicious designs in relief. It carries a $12,000 high estimate. Another excellent piece can also be found at Lot 160, a Chinese Han Period Imperial Jade Burial Suit. Comprised of rectangle green jade carved plaques and featuring an ensemble set of a mask, gloves, and footwear and adorned with two curved amulets in relief, this unusual funerary burial suit carries a conservative high estimate of $10,000.

Two lots over any other however have been garnering tremendous interest from collectors and dealers at 888 Auctions. The first, Lot 178, an Imperial Burma Green Jadeite Bangle commands a high estimate of $24,000. It features a GIA gemologist certificate and is of exceptional emerald green tone. The second, Lot 192 is an 18k White Gold Jadeite and Diamond Pendant. The eggplant-carved jadeite pendant is set with diamonds and is expected to surpass its high estimate of $20,000.

Although buyers may be reluctant in collecting porcelain ceramics due to the oversaturated state of the market, bidders are still seeking rare and quality ceramics from 888 Auctions. Lot 292 fits the bill; the Rare Chinese Porcelain Dragon Jar features a globular body with cover and is painted with mythical beasts flying across cresting waves. The porcelain jar commands a high estimate of $20,000.

From the numismatics category, coin collectors will be hard to miss Lot 328, a Large Chinese 100 Yuan .999 Fine Silver Coin. The obverse side shows the Great Wall of China, and the reverse side shows a pair of dragons in antithetical position chasing a flaming pearl in low relief. The coin contains 12 ounces of pure silver and hails from a limited mintage of 3,000 pieces. Accompanied with a Certificate of the Dragon Year Silver Coin and contained in its original packaging, Lot 328 is expected to garner significant competition and exceed its high estimate of $6,000.

Clients of 888 Auctions will be pleased to know Lot 328 will be a harbinger for future auctions showcasing quality numismatic coins and banknotes. Collectors and dealers are encouraged to enquire with 888 Auctions for future auctions and consignment opportunities. Looking ahead, 888 Auctions continues to implement ways of authenticating quality items and coins are no exception. For analysis and valuations, 888 Auctions can provide hassle-free service and access to its network of dealers and buyers.

For auction previews visit the auction house. The gallery floor will be open Saturday, October 7th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; Monday, October 9th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, October 10th from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, October 11th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and just before the auction on Thursday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Lot 91, a Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) Russian Oil Board featuring a still life painting of fruits, flowers and vases. Measuring at 31 inches by 24 inches, this Serebriakova piece is expected to exceed its high estimate of $12,000