Published: February 29, 2016
BEVERLY, MASS. — Frank Kaminski said of his February 28 Asian art and antiques auction, “It was like the old days.” The lead item, selling for twice its high estimate was a hexagonal, 26-inch, Qianlong blue and white fruit vase decorated with various pieces of fruit, floral branches of peonies and other flowers and having a Greek key scroll at the mouth and foot.
The vase had a strong provenance, having been sold at a 1920 Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong. It brought $60,000 from a buyer in the room who said that the well documented provenance was a major part of his decision to purchase it. Other Chinese porcelains exceeded expectations as did Chinese textiles, carved jades, and several other items.
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