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888 Auctions catalog consists of 401 lots up for auction:

Paintings and Textiles: Lot 1-135
Snuff Bottles: Lot 136-146
Stone: Lot 147-166
Nephrite: Lot 167-189
Jadeite: Lot 190-216
Jewellery, Gems, Watches and Medals: Lot 217-293
Ceramics: Lot 294-336
Metalware: Lot 337-361
Wood and Natural History: Lot 362-390
Furniture and Miscellaneous: Lot 391-401


Monday, February 12: 11AM-6PM
Tuesday, February 13: 11AM-6PM
Wednesday, February 14: 11AM-6PM
Thursday, February 15: 11AM-1PM

Modern Paintings and Jewelry Lead the Way February 15 at 888 Auctions

Richmond Hill, ON – Fine modern paintings lead the way in the February 15 auction with an offering of 401 fresh-to-market items available to the highest bidder. Bidders will be excited to see some big names being auctioned off at enticing prices: Zhang Daqian, Van Gogh, Dali, Pollock, Gerard Richter, Banksy, Picasso, and Monet are just one of the few artists featured in our winter Modern Paintings, Jewelry & Asian Art auction.

Headlining such an exciting lineup will be Lot 26, a Zhang Daqian watercolor and ink painting, mounted on a hanging scroll. This painting features exceptional provenance and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. Featuring a nobleman on a horse, this lot features a high estimate of $60,000.

Modern paintings continues to astound audiences attending 888 Auctions and collectors, investors, and dealers will not have to wait long until finding some exceptional offerings, many of which boast certificates and provenance. These lots can be found at the following lots:

Lot 43: Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 Dutch Charcoal Farmer (High Estimate: $30,000)

Lot 52: Jackson Pollock 1912-1956 Ink on Paper Abstract (High Estimate: $9,000)

Lot 57: Stanislaw Wyspianski 1869-1907 Poland Pastel (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 78: Picasso 1881-1973 Cubist Tempera/Oil on Paper (High Estimate: 25,000)

Lot 79: Monet 1840-1926 Tempera & Pastel Lilies in a Pond (High Estimate: $22,000)

Lot 89: Henri Matisse French 1869-1954 Tempera on Paper (High Estimate: $20,000)

Lot 118: Larry Zox (American 1937-2006) Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $5,500)

Lot 121: Philip Guston (American 1913-1980) Oil on Canvas (High Estimate: $5,000)

Lot 127: Banksy Graffiti The Walled Off Hotel Box Set Print (High Estimate: $6,500)

Lot 130: Jean-Michel Basquiat 1960-1988 Mixed Media Board (High Estimate: $9,000)

Nestled within the modern art paintings is a rare Korean piece: lot 102, a Korean Oil on Canvas painting (Circa 1970) featuring a Traditional Korean Marriage.  Boasting a high estimate of $1,200, this painting depicts a side profile portrait of a Korean woman in traditional dress leaving the home after marriage with a pair of Mandarin ducks symbolically placed above her head signifying auspiciousness, love and marriage.

Asian art continues to experience volatility in the market, but bidders can expect to find quality offerings. Some items that are interesting for the discerning buyer can be found at the following lots:

Lot 142: Chinese Fine Gilt Glass Snuff Bottle Qianlong Mark (High Estimate: $2,500)

Lot 155: Chinese Tianhuang Stone Seal with Certificate (High Estimate: $10,000)

Lot 211: Chinese Grade A Green Jadeite Bangle Certificate of Authenticity (High Estimate: $3,000)

Lot 351: 5th/6th Century Chinese Fine Bronze Buddha Figure (High Estimate: $8,000)

Lot 364: Chinese Republic Zitan Wood Carved Jewelry Box (High Estimate: $2,000

Quality jewelry continues to find a surging market just in time for Valentine’s and buyers will be delighted to find a sparking gem or two mounted on a gold ring, perfect as a gift or a personal splurge.

Lot 227, a 14k Gold 1.04ct Diamond Ring, is the highlight of the jewelry. Featuring a stamped 14k white gold claw set knife edge style ring and set with one 1.04 ct princess cut SI-1, cognac colored diamond, this gold diamond ring features a high estimate of $4,000.

Other lots from the jewelry category can be found at the following lots:

Lot 226: 14k Gold 0.5ct & 0.28ct Diamond Ring (High Estimate: $4,000)

Lot 236: 0.65ct Ruby & 0.18ct Diamond Pendant (High Estimate: $1,600)

Lot 243: 32.90ct Blue Sapphire Pendant (High Estimate: $3,000)

Lot 285: Chanel Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet Watch (High Estimate: $200)

For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, February 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With bi-monthly auctions taking place at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications of priceless items are complimentary with no obligations to consign. The next scheduled auction featuring modern and contemporary art takes place Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).