Auctionata's First Asian Art Sale Offers Buddhist Sculptures, Snuff Bottles and More
NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Auctionata successfully completed its first U.S.-based Asian Works of Art auction Monday evening, from 7 PM to 8:50 PM EST. Broadcasted live online from the New York studio, the auction was led by auctioneer Steve Brezzo and Auctionata's Head of Sale and Asian Art specialist, Phyllis Kao. The sale of traditional and contemporary objects, both functional and beautifully crafted, attracted global attention from over 200 registered bidders, including Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.
"The results of this auction confirm that the Asian art market remains buoyant," says Phyllis Kao, Auctionata's Asian Arts specialist. "The representative lots in this auction which include Tibetan works of art, Chinese export, Buddhist objects, later Qing dynasty porcelains and textiles have been garnering interest over the past year. The Chinese classical paintings, such as the 20 th century Dedication Painting attributed to Wang Xuetao, the archer's rings and agate shadow snuff bottles in this sale exemplify the continuing appeal of Asian objects globally, and these will only continue to grow in popularity."
The lots attracting the most attention were:
Asian Works of ArtAuctionResults*
10 | Green Tara Figure, Tibet, 18th/19th C.$24,000
66 | Attributed to Wang Xuetao, Dedication Painting, China, 20th C.$20,400
7 | Buddhist Lama, Tibet, 18th C.$6,000
19 | Two Carved Figures, Tibet, 16th/17th and 18th C.$6,000
25 | Eight Thangka, Tibet, 19th C.$6,000
11 | Kadampa Stupa, Tibet, 13th/14th C.$5,400
The next New York auction, Jewelry, will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7 PM EST. For more information on the auction and its lots, visit Auctionata.com.
Auctionata provides the world access to live auctions anywhere and is the global leader in online sales of fine art, antiques and luxury collectibles. Through its patented technology, Auctionata has transferred the classical backdrop of the auction room to the internet, providing bidders with live stream auctions, real-time information on the bidding activities of the participants and the ability to place bids globally. With over 250 specialists around the world, Auctionata has the largest network of renowned experts who value, authenticate, and curate art objects for customers. Since its founding in 2012, Auctionata has processed more than 70,000 valuation requests. Auctionata also offers an online shop curated by experts, ranging from paintings, jewelry, Asian art, porcelain, design and antiques. The fast-growing shop offers more than 15,000 items with prices ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, making Auctionata the online destination to share the love for unique objects.
*Estimates do not include buyer's premium and prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer's premium.
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