An online sale of Chinese and Asian art and collectibles starts at 12:30 p.m. December 29 at www.liveauctioneers.com.
The nearly 500 lots include vases and other porcelains, fish tanks, cricket cages, furniture, figurines, and traditional and contemporary paintings. Most of the focus was on a 9-by-9-inch brush pot made of rare huanghuali wood (akin to rosewood), with a pre-sale price estimate of $200 to $400 and eight bids. The top presale estimate of the auction is for another of the 13 lots of zitan items, a pair of fine-carved chairs that are expected to bring $5,000 to $10,000.
The sale also offers scrolls, paintings, and related works of art and most of the 54 scrolls are traditional, with landscapes, animals, portraits, and calligraphy.
Onsite previews are from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and next Friday at the auction house, 1128 Greenhill Rd., West Chester.
In another news, more than 60 bottles of single malt scotch, brandy, cognac, and other spirits from the estate of William D’Anjolell, as well as a collection of folk-art pottery by James and Verna Seagraves, including face jugs, banks, whistles, candlesticks, fat lamps, and hollowware will be available for online bidding at www.artfact.com beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the gallery in Hatfield, Alderfer Auction & Appraisal.