Bidamount Weekly Auction News, Chinese Porcelain, Art and Objects

Bidamount Weekly Auction News, Chinese Porcelain, Art and Objects

[Music] well hello this is peter combs from bittermouth.com and bidamoutlive.com and pl combs asian art in gloucester massachusetts and today is friday ooh august 6th halfway through summer and uh the weather finally came back to us here we had horrific rain all big chunk of this week and uh down in the upper 50s and kind of chilly now it’s back in the 80s love it very happy and it was sort of a busy week last week some interesting things went on in the auction world a few good sales are coming up we’re still sort of in the doldrums of summer as far as auctions go you’ll notice there aren’t a lot of them on there live auctioneers is pretty quiet other than the the regular never-ending auctions of fakes and copies um i’ve been we we have been scouring live auctioneers to try to find something interesting and valuable and so forth there isn’t a heck of a lot going on uh everybody’s taking time off and uh the same thing on ebay very quiet uh but one thing i did notice last week somebody got a few people got some great buys on ebay and katawiki and that’s partly i mentioned it last week when the summer’s on the sellers aren’t around very much a lot of buyers are taking time off a lot of buyers aren’t taking time off they’re not looking as hard as they normally do they’ve got you know their families it’s understandable but if you’re sort of a predatory buyer and you want to really get out there and uh do some serious looking there are some buying opportunities and there’s a couple of things going on things that went on in the last week i want to go over quickly uh that are coming up there’s a sale this is in the carpet world um over uh in europe this sale is going to take place just a few days this is that oriental rug sale at the austrian auction company they sell very interesting carpets and rugs and textiles a lot of central asian and chinese rugs turkmen rugs and so forth persian rugs and one of the things that they have in here that’s really i love what they do they sell fragments and a lot of the fragments are from are from very very early turkmen and very early asian carpets that to buy one that’s complete to have a sample of it would cost a huge amount of money in many cases and here they have collectors avid collectors especially germans and oceans they love to collect fragments and um uh you can buy some very very rare textile fragments uh to study and learn from like like these here here and you just look at them and say well they’re cut off are they that interesting well if you if you collect rugs and textiles you know what i’m talking about having them and looking at them being able to study them is a lot of fun okay if you’re investing um in rugs uh rugs aren’t a great investment um as most art it really isn’t uh most art is is something you buy for its own pleasure antiques in general uh the industry averages is that they appreciate around four or five percent a year nowadays chinese art obviously went through a period where it was appreciating it 10 20 30 40 there for a little while back in the 2006 to 2013 period and now it’s sort of leveled off prices have stabilized which is good it didn’t collapse in the market the way the japanese market collapsed back in the 1990s where the korean market sort of collapsed after a period of extreme overheating the chinese market has sort of found its maturation level and prices have gotten uh much more sensible much more stable much more predictable and um and there seems to now just be a flood of fakes hitting the market uh but you’re not seeing increasingly but you’re not seeing um the crazy leaps and prices from year to year of similar goods uh like like you did back then which i think is healthy i don’t think i think it’s very unhealthy when you have a when you have a tulip market so to speak going on with uh any art form and uh this is anyway back to the auction the rug auction he’s got some terrific carpets and textiles in here if you if you like if you like asian textiles central asian textile chinese textiles uh to mix with your asian art interests this is a sale to check out and look into and i got in touch with them uh last week just to see sort of get an idea how much it would cost to ship things uh because that’s always a concern with people if you’re not living in europe it’s a little different but if you’re living in the united states you know what’s it gonna cost to ship this thing if i buy uh one of these saddlebag covers what’s what is the price gonna be to get it from there to uh for example to where i am in the boston area just north of boston about an hour and i found he said it would be about 80 or 80 or 90 euros which is completely reasonable completely reasonable i guess they do their own shipping on the smaller stuff um on you know maybe big room size rugs i’m not sure what that would be but on smaller rugs it can be rolled up and put into tubes uh the shipping rates are are just fine they’re perfectly reasonable and there’s a lot of material here to look at a lot of beautiful stuff too um things like this this beautiful if you if you want a really great caucasian runner for your house this is something you want to look at with this beautiful yellow border and this pole design down the center with diamonds on it spectacularly well woven this is a really really pretty rug it looks like it’s in great shape and it has a reasonable estimate of twenty five hundred to thirty five hundred euro it’s a uh caraga karagashili and uh uh very attractive carpet very desirable color palette and then there’s also a ningxia uh a little cushion cover uh two to three hundred through to three hundred euro estimate um a nice example 19th century well woven uh good condition nice snappy knotty pile on there you can see the pile some nice thickness in that uh very attractive uh and then you have this you have a poochow rug i like these these are the pictorial rugs that are dominated by these blue borders and uh this one has a redheaded crane standing on a rocky outcropping um uh beneath a pine tree just a wonderful little rug this is a scatter rug we look great um either hanging on a wall as a tapestry or uh in a nice spot in the corner of a room somewhere very very nice it’s about you know two to two feet by you know four feet long these aren’t big uh four to six hundred euro estimate um a nice looking carpet and then uh you know there’s the turkmen stuff we talked about and all that so uh you want to check that auction out the austrian rug company if you’re looking for something interesting a little variation and you’re collecting it’s a it’s a nice auction and they’re very nice people i was uh happy to be in touch with them uh and then on to this this was that auction that was taking place here in massachusetts last week willis henry uh i i mentioned that i’ve known willis for a long time and uh he’s a very good auctioneer and if some of you watch this auction it was it was on live auction news last weekend um you probably found it very enjoyable they have an incredibly relaxed atmosphere they sit back um he sits at a table you can see some of the some of the bidders in the room um one of the phone guys that was handling the phone bids was sitting right next to the camera so you could hear him calling him up there was a fellow working that i know used to work with us named pete cockaludo and he was also one of the auctioneers and he was on the phone talking to people and he was discreet enough not to say who he was talking to but you could hear the conversation how they’re setting up to do the uh the telephone bidding and they had a number of things that did very well this auction had all kinds of stuff in it from from regional new england estates legitimate estate material and the prices were pretty good they had a big big area here of early crocs early americana is what willis henry’s really known for he knows the stuff cold um they had these these uh old ferkins and boxes and whatnot that are collected by the folk art collectors and so on they hit a very nice tavern table with button feet it’s early american queen anne style uh brought three thousand dollars and so on um some some very nice uh maritime prince 700 500. one of one of the students all the hand colored lithograph of new bedford which is a big whaling town didn’t sell for some reason there was some nice early early nautical stuff sextons and compasses and in naval offices epaulettes with the boxes this kind of thing people are into really into maritime art love this stuff one of the things that was particularly interesting and i thought it was a great buy was commodore oliver hazard perry’s gold ring with his intaglio seal and this is part of the famous perry family who were the explorers uh solid gold ring within a tagless of your historian collector big big thing to buy and then on to this was uh something this was a civil war a revolutionary not civil war revolutionary war journal uh that was kept by captain benjamin um beal and the beatles are a big new england family and it was estimated at 1500 to 2500 now will knew this was going to bring a lot more than that but the point of the low estimate was to say there’s no reserve on this stuff we’re not fooling around we’re here to sell it and it ended up selling for 70 000 plus the buyers premium which was about 28 so this thing ended up selling for a little over 90 000 did very well it was fun to listen to the uh selling of it and uh there’s a lot of info interesting about the i think with the fort uh ticonderoga all kinds of interesting military history in that diary hopefully a museum bought it and it was just an interesting sale all the way through and i know this isn’t chinese stuff but i love old auctions old style auctions i ran auctions for 20 years and the fun of an auction um really came back watching will and his people doing this auction people were kidsing with him telling jokes he obviously had an audience there of people that he knew very well um old friends dealers that have been around for years collectors that have been around for years and they were kibbutzing in between the bids and and and and you know sort of a few inside jokes came up and uh it was quite entertaining to watch and he does it sitting at a desk he’s not standing and screaming at the audience he doesn’t sitting at a long table he’s very relaxed and uh it was fun to watch and uh one of the things that was was a great bargain in this sale to illustrate that they uh uh don’t don’t push for hard reserves was this painting and i mentioned it last week it was the clam diggers by um philip little um of sale of old salem massachusetts about a hundred year old painting um and marble head in the background and it was estimated two to three thousand dollars which i thought was pretty reasonable and somebody picked this painting up on a single bid of 750 that’s the kind of thing that can happen during a summer auction uh the buyers people are away not paying attention um and and i think i think this was like one of the buys of the week he dropped the opening bid the opening bid on it i think was a thousand he dropped it to 750. see if anybody would take a bite at it somebody one person bid and that was the only person and you can see here starting bid was a thousand you cut the bid to get some interest he got it and that was it so somebody got an absolutely great painting for for 750 dollars that’s absolutely a great thing and uh that’s the uh that’s this uh the revolutionary war uh uh book and uh that’s the painting and oh then here we are this was the uh celadong uh uh guangzhou period kong base that he had that we talked about this is sort of what got me interested in the sale originally and i brought it up last week um it was estimated very modestly at eight to twelve hundred dollars i called will and spoke with him about it he went over the vase with me had one minor nick out of the shoulder and uh he was sort of curious as to what we thought it would bring and i told him to bring you know at least 15 to 22 thousand dollars maybe more and end up selling for 24 000 plus the premium uh did very well the color was nice it’s an authentic piece came from a good salem family with a long history of uh in the area they were involved in china and everything you wanted in a nice base including very good impeccable provenance which is a big i think had a strong impact on the price it’s not a face that had been through 10 different auctions in the last 10 years all right and that did very well as did the silk there was a nice piece of silk from the same house a very very pretty example on on on cobalt blue ground with a beautiful silver needle with silver gilt thread silver thread needle work on it here it is and just a wonderful thing beautiful piece of chinese silk all the way around and in absolutely great condition uh some a little bit of discoloration here but boy the rest of it is just great and this might have been something that was under something that was on it i’m not sure but it’s an absolutely great piece of silk they ended up selling for 2500 plus the premium so you’re looking at around uh about 3 300 or something like that 3 200 and then over here on uh katawiki last week uh this was this was a great buy if you were a japanese collector this is a pair of clobbered early 18th century or late 17th century japanese areta viewers and they were listed on katawiki as being chinese and so what i think might have happened is that the chinese collectors looked and said i don’t think the chinese and the japanese collectors didn’t even look at them because they didn’t say japanese and it’s hard to tell these are very hard to tell if they’re japanese or chinese because so much of the decoration is over painted with um uh when they got to europe with all the all these enameling that’s what clobber where is it’s things that were done this these two crew it’s these two viewers were originally just in cobalt blue and when they arrived in europe um decorators in europe would um add the colors to them to make them add some omari palette colors to them and all you need to do is if you look at the way the figures are drawn and the shape of the pot with those big handles and this spout this form spout you know right away it’s japanese very japanese in taste it was a pair of them and somebody got them both for 341 euros they were unreserved we’ve been including as much as we possibly can unreserved stuff in the uh catawiki listings as i’ve said before i think some of the guys wanting reserves are gotten a little bit out over their skis as to what things are worth and and willing to take shots if they can sell it fine if not they don’t want to sell it and that’s no fun for the bidder you you go to an auction you bid at an auction you’re there to sell the stuff and uh i can i know from my own experience of running auctions we rarely accepted reserves and we sold items um way into six figures and uh um we never had reserves on any of those items um we would we would just simply do our job and advertise them we had a good reputation playing it straight and um people came and the piece the prices got to where they belonged and i think that this reserve business that’s going on where the sellers are allowed to pick their own reserves are uh it makes it’s a mistake it’s a mistake i i i i think it’s just a really dumb idea all right and then on to this uh this there’s a lot of three uh uh kung shi period uh mari uh teapots now all three of these had some type of restoration to them uh but so what uh these were very attractive nice forms unusual forms uh this melon form at the bottom here in particular and this sort of almost like a chocolate pot up here with this little spout very nicely done really really charming this is a sort of regular form this is a more classical chinese omari pot but this little melon form one i thought was quite charming and uh and this this taller version here somebody bought all three all right for 203 euros that was a good buy that was a good buy they’ll display beautifully i don’t know what level of restoration they had but but for you know what 65 70 euros a piece plus shipping that’s a heck of a good deal and and you got three unusual types to add to your collection as far as forms go and if you’re not you know if you’re working with unlimited budget yeah great spend you know six to eight hundred dollars on each one of them if they’re perfect all right so you’re spending um you know two or three thousand instead of two hundred so for but for 10 cents 15 cents on the dollar you’re getting a great buy and if you’re if you’re you’re collecting for the pleasure of owning interesting objects and you’re dealing with a budget this is a smart thing to do smart thing to do and then there was this this nice young shen period heavily enameled very deep enameling on this plate um with lotus lotus blossoms and an ascending duck or a bird of some kind i think it’s a duck and all these little fruit forms around the edge it’s a very pretty little plate looked like it needed a cleaning but um otherwise it looked pretty good the details looked nice the enamels were nice and translucent you can see the outline area is very nicely done and mixed either in gray or they were done in the in in this rose color which i think is very attractive when they do it that way and again you have this nice uh strong yellow enameling and that you like to see on these and a lot the seller did a very good job providing photographs lots of nice detail there’s the back of the plate very classical 18th century back and uh somebody got a pretty good buy they picked this up for 250 euros beautifully done young shun period probably done in the latter part of the period probably you know 1730 to 1735 but nicely nicely done made for the export market of course and then this the pair of kangshi this is a nice pair of plates these are kang shi period with these beautiful birds and nice use of iron red that sort of wukai coloring very attractive i love the lapid borders and all that and somebody bought them both they got the pair for 356 euros and it didn’t mention as i recall um any damage or anything like that fine condition okay they’ve been restored these are the ones that were okay these were restored but still 350 euros for the pair and depending on the amount of restoration um it’s a great deal of these in perfect conditions single a single one would typically sell for oh you know 650 to 900 bucks somewhere in there so that was that was a good buy for someone and then you had this the little kangshi teapot we i think we featured this on the newsletter page last week because i’ve always liked this particular form it always seems somewhat elegant and i like the way the panels are divided and then the light decoration is somewhat simple and this very attractive lid with this this ribbed uh little finial on top and uh somebody picked this up for 320 euros a little bit overestimate but i think it’s a nice little teapot i think the estimate was just you know very very reasonable to get you interested you know i think that was a good buy i really do and then heading over to uh things that went on on ebay last week uh you had things like this nunya straits uh hop food pot these things are so popular um and i’ve said it many times many many years ago these were around in antique shops and you could pick up these these knowing your straights pieces straight or you know it’s just straights pottery straights porcelain they were like the least expensive porcelain you could buy if there was chinese and from the qing dynasty or the early republic period and uh you know a pot like this would be 50 60 75 not that long ago uh and uh there was a i’ve said it before there was a dealer in this area woman amelia porter and she wrote books on chinese export porcelain she was very active with the peabody essex museum classic old school dealer she got sold out of her house she had a big federal uh a colonial house federal goes a little earlier than federal colonial style house in in beverly massachusetts near the ocean and you go to her house and the whole first floor of the house was a shop and it was just she got house calls everywhere and there was just stuff piled to the ceilings and then on the second floor was all the export porcelain that she really really loved the fine rose mandarin rose medallion the early stuff um early export where’s 18th century export wears all that was on the second floor she and her husband but on the first floor they just had an amazing amount of other types of chinese pottery in porcelain and she didn’t know a lot about it she would just get the house called to go out to these sort of wealthy areas out here near boston and in what’s known as the gold coast a manchester by the sea beverly farms prides crossing hamilton when them all the all the watering holes for the for the for the rich since the uh 1800s and um when they’re cleaning out a house they’d call her she just became the person you called and she would go and take it all and uh this kind of thing would be piled up on the first floor like shelves of it and you could just go in and buy all you wanted and she was fine with selling it and she was a good negotiator she was very very nice uh lady and she and her husband they were they were absolutely lovely any rate uh what did it do this one did pretty well it ended up selling for eight hundred and nine dollars and some of these bring more um some of them bring fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred and so forth this one brought uh 809 dollars so i think it was a pretty good buy for the for nine year straight’s uh uh work all right and then over to this that wonderful ranked badge this was a terrific rank badge with an overall cloud pattern uh very striking very graphic very visual uh the way this was done uh it’s a nice 19th century example uh looked to be in good shape and a lot of people like this ended up selling for sixteen hundred and forty five dollars all right which shows that the the silk market is still moving along just fine and uh this was a very nice uh example but was a 19th century not not an early 20th century one all right and then the tobacco leaf plate uh we looked at this last week it had a little bit of wear we discussed here and here and uh these typically bring you know you know 700 or a thousand if they’re in great great shape but a little bit of wear i think held back the price somewhat uh because it’s a very desirable shape with this this form of shaped rim and so forth and the enamels otherwise whether nice colors very strongly very richly decorated all through here nice big leaves so for the back of it looked like the way they all do this is a normal firing line in the glaze that’s not a that’s not a damage or something like that that just happens when they were being when it was being cooked in the kiln um is a close-up of it shows a very very faint line up in here and so forth but and a little bit of fritting which is normal all the way around that kind of thing typical on the edges of these old plates uh sold for 571 dollars so i went a little bit on the soft side partly because of maybe the enamel a little bit of enamelware but also time of the year summer um and this was being sold by a dealer in bristol in the uk and i you know a lot of vacationing um over there can easily push the prices down by 20 or so percent and then the double carp mandarin dishes this this caught my eye on for one reason my own mother had this pattern um she had a service and she had the same exact plate uh she had a she had a mandarin tea service like this and uh the exact same pattern i grew up with it she had two of these eight or she had one of these and she had an 18th century set that was done in this pattern with kids with firecrackers and stuff it was a tea service that she bought in boston back in the 1950s for 12 dollars and full tea service including the teapot it’s how cheap this stuff used to be there was a very good antique shop near beacon hill and she went in right before christmas one year and the guy was unpacking the boxes and she asked him how much the tea set was and he said 12 bucks and she said fine and uh she had my dad pick it up on his way home from the office one day and that was it and uh and that set we we sold it years later we brought thousands of dollars but at any rate um this this was another pattern that she liked and it had it on a bookcase and one of the dens in the house and uh uh it ended up selling okay it did 163 dollars not extremely rare but very attractive very pretty and i like the twin fish pattern on the border and uh over here to this the uh the yanyon style vase this was a late 19th century vase and i think the coloring and design of it might have scared a few people away because this this style of vase has been copied heavily and a lot of people i suspect looked at it and said oh it’s one of those copies and uh if they didn’t bother to look at the foot uh i can see why they think that and i thought sort of the past same possibility when i first saw it before i put it in the newsletter last week then i flipped it over and saw that and that is a good looking all that iron oxide around here that worn foot legitimate dirt and grunge looks looks fine all the way around and uh it has a chin lung marker of course that isn’t shen long at all and it’s funny because it’s done like more of the in the idea of a canxidase but they threw a chin lung mark on it and uh you know it is a late 19th century example and somebody picked this up pretty recently for 835 dollars i think that was a good buy i think maybe in october november this probably would have maybe about 11 to 1200 but again some a summer sale from a seller in the uk and then over here to another annual straits uh phoenix plate now just a few weeks ago we saw a couple of these go through here very similar this is a well-known pattern and they all brought 750 to about 900 all right and uh this one sold this week from another seller in the uk 529 all right that that to me that tells you something about about the the options uh i figured it went for about a third less than it should have all right but anyway that’s that’s again the summer the summer mode uh uh auction buying uh possibilities and then on to this i love this i like what all of you know i like wood carving uh i’m not sure this is agar wood but boy it’s a wonderful root carving of an old man and uh on a beautiful base i just like it i just got a great feel to it i think these these fabulous old carvings are so undervalued in the market just crazy um they’re just absolutely great i i bought my wife one of these i bought her a big one that was about three or four feet tall from my friend lee tino had an auction uh down in new york a few weeks ago a few months ago now and he had one and we we added a room into our house on the top floor of our house my wife have a studio and things in sort of a big room um it looks out on the water it’s pretty great and she likes these kind of things she has italian carvings and she has 17th century italian beggars that are almost like the size of a child and that came down to her family and i got her this wonderful root carving from lee kino’s last sale you can go look at it it’s it’s uh it’s it’s probably still online and uh uh lee got it right up to me uh a terrific guy and i gave it to her for her birthday and we have a number of these carvings around our house and i just i think they’re just terrific and there’s such a bargain relatively speaking this went for just 114 that is a great buy all right and it’s a good it’s because they’re not appreciated yet someday these will be these will be appreciated the way scholars objects are appreciated because for a long time scholars objects weren’t worth anything uh it wasn’t it wasn’t until the last 30 or 40 years that people paid serious money for scholars objects other than the uh the famous kang shi uh uh peach bloom uh uh porcelain pieces the the the the the seven forms but typically scholars objects were not uh the the object of great hunting and and chasing bamboo brush pots are still relative bargains uh today uh you can buy a really great brush pot um uh in wood uh for fairly modest amounts of money these days you know under ten thousand dollars and it’s just because they’re not appreciated and i think the same is true for these if you’re looking for an area to collect early wood carvings from china i think is a fantastic category and there’s very little written about them so it’s worth checking out all right now over here to this this nice uh 18th century export bowl profusely decorated this thing was decorated heavily inside and out look at the interior that’s just so wonderful and you see the same pattern um just like it’s appearing here on plate sometimes but this is a beautiful example lots of guilt looks to be in nice shape this was about an eight or ten inch bowl as i recall but notice the gilding is all very nicely still intact it looks like it’s in great shape oh there’s the ruler how wide is it uh it’s about seven inches in diameter okay it’s a smallish bowl but but but a nice example not nice example lots of detail and somebody picked it up for 37 and this was a seller and uh this was um what is it uh quint qui atlanta i always get that wrong it’s a dealer down in atlanta georgia had this 300 bucks that was a good buy all right and then this this the silver box um now i got an email from somebody about this box and i and if um this what this i had mentioned last week that this box looked an awful lot like a box that we had seen get sold on here last about eight months ago and i got an email from somebody who said it was the same one and there was a problem with getting the thing sent to them and they ended up ebay ended up intervening in paypal and giving the woman her monies back and um by the time i figured this all out i think this had already sold but any rate if you have trouble with this box let ebay know that the seller had done this before but they according to the person that reached out to me this was not the seller account it was sold under another account name this is a newer account only 12 feedback so something funny going on here i don’t know what it is and i i sort of i sort of feel badly about putting in the newsletter and having it having it gone through before we were able to figure out really what was going on um with it all right so uh keep that in mind i mean paypal and ebay took care of it it was fine in the end but but i think it’s somebody that was fishing um to get the best possible price they could and i think the last time we went through it went for about six or seven thousand this time went for 4 500. so um if you if you bought it i hope you get it otherwise immediately contact ebay and let them know that the same box was sold by a seller under a different name also from florida and it’s probably the same person all right it’s so annoying i can’t believe it at any rate it’s too bad it’s a nice box it’s a sad thing and and then on to this that wonderful tortoiseshell fan uh that we had talked about last week because tortoiseshell fans are a lot rarer than ivory fans uh for every 20 ivory fans you see one tortoiseshell fan if that many and these are rarer than obviously than the silver fans which are rarer than the paper and lacquer fans uh but this or the or the ivory fans anyway this was a very very nice one i like the way it was done i like the the details of the blades very nicely carved very well reticulated all all throughout and it looked to be in quite good shape overall all together just a nice condition it uh the ribbon might have been restrung but that doesn’t matter they often are because they rot out and there’s a there was a small line here which the seller very uh honestly pointed out but it looked to be not impacting the structure of the frame at all and somebody paid 1894 for it all right which is about 700 more than people typically pay for a good ivory fan so that shows you the the the difference in value uh the shipping of a tortoise shell of course and shipping of ivory is a little dicey these days you want to be careful uh because of international laws and societies permits and endangered species acts and all that business but this is obviously a an early 19th century fan and beautifully done beautifully done and then over here a few things that are just coming up this week that’ll be in the newsletter uh let’s see here this is a rather nice big vase it’s closing later today if you like these big big familiar rose crackle ground vases this is a dandy one i don’t know why it isn’t getting more interest uh joni’s in canada has it and uh it’s a nice big example well decorated and it’s only up to 102 and it ends in seven hours it ends at 9 36 tonight all right and i think there’s another one that’s sort of in the same price range right now so um uh and and how big was this thing this thing was pretty big i hate how jones does this she puts her measurements way down here 23 inches tall yeah it’s a big boy you know it should bring 13 1400 1500 bucks anyway but uh right now it’s way under the money all right and then also there’s i mentioned speaking of ivory fans there’s a monogrammed ivory fan coming up this week in this week’s newsletter here it is it’s a nice example it’s got a break on the primary blade though unfortunately but nice carving work a good looking example otherwise i don’t you might want to ask the seller if they have that piece and uh so far it’s it’s it closes on sunday but the bidding is very slow because of that that loss but the detail here is absolutely excellent um if if i owned this i would probably get it framed in a way that you didn’t weren’t staring at that break all the time and you could enjoy the uh the visual quality of this because it’s a it’s actually a wonderfully wonderfully carved uh fan and then this vase now i had a couple of inquiries i had i had one inquiry on this vase and then about two hours later i got another inquiry this week through the identification uh service on the site and uh those of you that have been getting them i thank you for your positive feedback on us doing them in video form uh this was something that we had to do because of the the issue of my hand and for the time being and just so you know i went to the doctor yesterday again and uh uh he’s saying uh six to ten months more of um uh recuperation uh to get full use back and there is a possibility of another surgery looming um but that he said five or six months out he said don’t worry about it too much right now he said we can do that anytime to get some use of the the tips of the fingers any rate it’s it’s not fun uh anyway uh we’ve been doing the replies to the inquiries on the identification assistant service with little short videos ranging from two and a half to a few minutes long and uh we had several on this face this week we had one and then right after we got another one and another one and i i think the price is getting up there um uh this is not in my opinion an early 19th century vase word early 19th century this price would make sense but i don’t think it is i think this is a later 19th century vase judging by the foot room and the details um there’s there’s the bottom of it uh there’s the foot and that that that sort of slightly uh not sandy but not glass smooth uh unglazed paste no iron oxide line and it has a uh a rain mark stamped into the bottom which i think is maybe maybe causing a few people to think it’s authentic there’s a chin lung mark stamped into it that chin lung mark is done wrong obviously wrong and it is not a chin long vase and i think that may be pushing some of the pricing on this there may be a couple of people on there that think that it’s actually a chin long example uh let’s see here what’s the bid history better 1565 1565 64. and you have a zero and you have a zero feedback bidder that’s just joined in um which is not good um zero feedback bidders are if you’re the seller of this i would get rid of him uh because it means he’s may have just opened an account after having another couch shut down for for fooling around and he just came back with a new account uh i’d be very leery of a zero feedback bitter in the closing moments of an auction uh uh but at any rate uh i think it’s a 19th century base and i think it’s a late 19th century base and i think it’s reached all the money that it’s worth at this point i i i think i believe i told people i i felt it was a 14 to a 13 14 15 1600 base somewhere in there not 3 300 i think 3 300 is is high for that but it would be a steal if you have people thinking it’s chin long period all right and now over to this uh hans 3962 i haven’t seen anything from the seller now for a while he’s been taking his he’s over in the netherlands is his name is feek he’s a good dealer uh he gets nice things he i think he’s been on a bit of a hiatus and uh he’s got this very nice 18th century probably young period vase nice little piece this guy knows what he’s doing uh here’s a picture of the bottom of it that’s what it should look like nicely done very carefully trimmed it’s got that flattened inverted disc foot slightly concave uh good looking enamel so you can he knows how to shoot a picture too you notice how he allowed the glare to bounce off the glaze a little bit here that is intentional he wants you to be able to see how the enamels react to the light and so forth and here this this very very nice persimmon or pomegranate on here and um just fine and uh so far it’s up to 123 it closes on monday and i expect it’ll probably end up selling for eight to 1200 or somewhere in there it has a a hairline and originally it had been drilled well maybe that might slow it down a little it’s got a filled drill hole in the bottom didn’t notice that before okay but still very pretty example classical young chen shape that’s a shape that was very popular in the yongshun period and uh nice looking thing and he also has up this this very attractive classical uh uh early 18th century amari plate it’s not a charger it’s a plate it’s about eight inches in diameter as i recall and uh that that that should uh that would be a great buy for uh you know two 200 or 300 and then lastly is this i threw this and getting back to wood carvings again i like this thing a lot and it looks like a small carving according to the seller this thing is 18 inches tall it’s nicely done it’s 19th century from what i can see the details are good the piece hasn’t cracked too much up the middle it still looks okay nice facial expression on it nicely done hands the robes are well done here’s a picture of the bottom obviously it was you know they used to paint them red put them on these stands red lacquer some gilding and so forth and this thing is dandy and um let me see where is this in california shipping to here is 35 bucks for it and it weighs uh what does it weigh it weighs weighs about five pounds 18 inches tall i love that that would be a great thing to put in the hallway wouldn’t it 18 inches tall nice size or on the end of a table or some place very attractive it’s got one bid at 50 bucks closes the next friday and uh if you if you like nice carvings that’s a charming one that’s a very charming one that would go great with your porcelain all right and that’s about it for the week um other than that there’s not a heck of a lot going on like i said at the beginning it’s been sort of a quiet spell here it’s august um you know everybody in france and england they’re all on vacation they’ve all gone camping in them and you know up in the mountains and down to the ocean and enjoying this summer and and after the last year that everybody’s had i don’t blame them uh get out of the house go do stuff with your family take advantage of it and uh we’ve been having a great time we had uh uh two of my grandchildren been staying with us every almost every other weekend going to the beach at the house and having fun camping out and you know on air mattresses and running around doing things with the neighborhood kids and it’s just been a lot of fun it’s been a lot of fun and i hope you’re all doing well and uh we’re gonna work on some things that we’re working on we’ll get into it next week some new things we’re gonna try out um and um that’s about it we’re also renovating the offices here we’re expanding we’ve got trucks coming taking stuff away storage and it’s gotten a little out of hand in the last 20 years get too much stuff here all right have a wonderful uh weekend and we’ll see you all next week and sorry this went on a little bit long all right bye-bye do [Music] do you
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