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Chinese Antiques

A Last Week at the Auction SPECIAL EDITION

Over the past 3 seasons of Last Week at the Auction I’ve been telling you, Chinese Antiques are taking the auction world by storm. I could literally do an episode every week based on that genre alone, but typically I try to give you a more well-rounded general glimpse in to what’s going on out there. But for now and today’s post, I just want to share a quick visual primer as to what I have been talking about and what to look for. Seeing is believing.

Here’s what I’d like to call CHINESE ANTIQUES, Last Week at the Auction Special Edition.

Oh….and yeah, All of these results are real and from just these past few months.

Chinese Blue & White Dragon Vase


Kelmscott's Fine Art Auction - Plano TX

Chinese Burl Wood Brush Pot


Lakeridge Auctioneers - Toronto ON

Chinese Cloisonné Dragon & Phoenix Censor


Anders Auction - Brooklyn NY

Chinese Jade Bracelet and Pendant


Cowan's - Cincinnati OH

Chinese Porcelain Peking Bottle Vase


Lauren Auctions - Roswell GA

Early Chinese Bronze of Wenchang Wang


John McInnis - Amesbury MA

Chinese Center Table


Hindman - West Palm Beach FL

Chinese Cinnabar Round Covered Table Box


Greenwich Auction - Stamford CT

Chinese Carved Rosewood Dragon Cabinet


Great Gatsby - Atlanta GA

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Plaque


Freemans - Philadelphia PA

A Chinese Hardwood Folding Hardwood Chair


Right Spot Auctions - New York City NY

Chinese Robe


Right Spot Auctions - New York City NY

Chinese Red Coral on Stand


Bid It Auction - Marietta GA

Cinnabar Table Screen


IM Chait - Beverly Hills CA

Chinese Gilt Splashed Bronze Tripod Censer


Revere Auction - St Paul MN

Chinese Hand Painted Plaque


Abington Auction - Fort Lauderdale FL

Jiaqing Famille Rose Amphora Vase


Lauren Auctions - Roswell GA

Qing Dynasty Coin


Calif Auction - San Diego CA

Set of 12 Floral Chinese Vases


Cardale Auctioneers - Flushing NY

Thangka of Buddha Gathering


Portland Antique Gallery - Portland OR

Three Chinese Carved and Gilt Wood Buddha


William Smith - Sarasota FL

Set of 12 Kangxi Famille Rose Wine Cups


Lauren Auctions - Roswell GA

Famille Rose Yellow Ground Dragon Vase


Bellaire's Auction - Hacienda Hts CA

Set of 4 Enameled Chinese Bird Plaques


Linwoods Auction - San Gabriel CA

Chinese Wood Foo Dogs


Joshua Kodner - Dania Beach FL

Chinese Underglaze Red Porcelain Water Coupe


Michaan's - Alameda CA

Pair Chinese Export Porcelain Jardinières


Roland Auctioneers - Glen Cove NY

Chinese Rosewood Box


Empire Auction House - Flushing NY

Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot


Mount Bonnell Auction Gallery - Austin TX

Chinese Rosewood and Inlaid Sofa


Bridgewater Auction - Pennington NJ

White Jade Carved Incense Burner


Roswell Auctions - Roswell GA

Hetian Jade Snuff Bottle


Cardale - Great Neck NY

Zitan Wood Inlaid Twelve-Panel Screen


Golden State Auction Gallery - San Francisco CA

White Jade Guan Yin Ornament


Cardale Auctioneers - Great Neck NY

Chinese Ruyi Gold Gilt Jade Scepter


Ross Auction Co - Chillicothe OH

A Bronze Gilded Buddha Statue of Zongkaba


Annie's Auction House - El Monte CA

Those are all nuts, right…wow, but I do want to warn you, there are a lot of reproductions out there. You have to develop an eye for the real deal. You'll win some and you'll lose some. That's the price of the education in this business. Keep in mind, some of these values are for some of the finest examples. But….keep watching those sales and if you are not sure, but you see a deal, buy it. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut.

The fact is this....Chinese is hot, and whether you make $50 or $500k there is a lot of potential for nice profits. Gaining a little more knowledge in this area could pay huge dividends. I hope this post illustrates that.

So again, I am Josh Levine….i hope you got something out of that and would love if you would subscribe to the channel…it’s free and doesn’t hurt a bit. Please leave a thumbs up, post you comments and share with a friend. Now get out there and tell me what treasures you find.

Until next time…



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