Finally perhaps one of the best examples of the year was a large 51 inch gilt bronze 15th C. Tibetan bronze which brought $3,666,500. The casting of this example was done in sections due to its size and was simply among the very very best known. An elegant face and sublimely formed torso. A great one!!!
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Tomorrow Harlowe and Powell are having a sale and in it are a few things that looking interesting. Problem though, NO one there knows a thing about Asian art, Nada, Nothing, ZIP.
Arghh So I call, a nice young lady there answered the phone, the “antique person” is busy, so I asked her about a particular lot. She says’ we don’t have an expert or even have access to one, so she did try to help. She admitted the things I was asking about come from a regular consignor who is “troublesome” translated means he/she brings in fakes. The piece in question was a very good looking carved lacquer box, other things in the sale vases, Kangxi looking things are out of the question.
Its too bad, because once in a while they get DO get in some very respectable things from blue and white to bronzes to Celadons. (I personally like Celadons)
So this begs the question “Why on earth do they take stuff from this person?”
Answer…they are dense and amateurish. Nice enough but why do auction houses take in things time and time again from delaers who lie to them..when I ran live auctions one fib ended the consignors contact with me.
Ohh now I sound cranky and mean..didn;t mean to.