Archive for March, 2014

13
Mar
14

Asian Decoration Elation

Michaan’s April 7, 2014 Asian Decorative Arts Auction presents a comprehensive representation of works, including but not limited to, Chinese paintings, jade and hardstone carvings, silk textiles, cloisonné enamel wares and highly decorative ceramics.  Approximately 300 lots will be offered from both private and public collection sources, providing exciting bidding opportunities worthy of genuine bouts of elation – !

Wang Yachen (1894-1983): Birds and Prunus, Ink and color on paper

Wang Yachen (1894-1983): Birds and Prunus, Ink and color on paper

Wang Yachen’s (1894-1983) “Birds and Prunus” ($1,500-2,000)
The artist was a founding member of the art collective known as the “Silent Society.”  So beautifully rendered, how could I keep quiet about it?

A Brocade Purple-Ground 'Dragon' Robe, Late Qing Dynasty

A Brocade Purple-Ground ‘Dragon’ Robe, Late Qing Dynasty

A late Qing dynasty brocade dragon motif robe ($2,000-3,000)
Such a powerful piece!  Created for nobility, this royal purple robe buzzes with activity – sinuous golden dragons, flaming pearls, swirling clouds and crashing waves.

A Group of Amber and Jadeite Beads

A Group of Amber and Jadeite Beads

A 19th century amber and jadeite bead court necklace ($2,000-3,000)
The waves of elation will undoubtedly carry overseas and beyond for this piece.  Quality amber such as this is in high demand in the Asian marketplace.

The illustrated auction catalog will be posted online at www.michaans.com when it becomes available.  Previews open at Michaan’s Auctions on April the 4th until the 7th, the day of sale.  For general information please call (510) 740-0220 ext. 0 or e-mail info@michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

12
Mar
14

Planting a Tiffany Garden

Michaan’s Auctions is honored to announce its third offering of spectacular Tiffany Studios treasures from Japan’s esteemed Garden Museum Collection.  The fine Tiffany masterworks will sold at 1:00 p.m. on April 12, 2014, providing discriminating buyers from around the world another exclusive opportunity to bid on these magnificent Tiffany treasures.  The following provides a sneak peek into a few Garden Museum Collection highlights in the sale.

Tiffany Studios Peacock Chandelier

Tiffany Studios Peacock Chandelier

This Tiffany Peacock chandelier is an expected high point from the sale’s Garden Museum Collection lots ($250,000-300,000).

Tiffany Studios 22 Inch Peony Table Lamp On A Reticulated Bronze Base.

Tiffany Studios 22 Inch Peony Table Lamp On A Reticulated Bronze Base

A Tiffany Studios Peony table lamp illuminates the sale at an estimate of $250,000-350,000.

Tiffany Studios Landscape Window

Tiffany Studios Landscape Window

Enjoying the view: a circa 1910-1920 Tiffany Studios landscape window ($250,000-300,000).

For more information on Michaan’s April Tiffany Auction please call (510) 740-0220 or visit our website at www.michaans.com.  A printed, full color catalog will be made available five weeks prior to the auction.  Previews will be held at Michaan’s on April the 4th through the 6th, on the 11th and the day of sale.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.




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