Omaha, Neb. – August 5, 2014 – The Finest (www.thefinest.com), a sophisticated online Marketplace for fine art and rare memorabilia, will provide online bidding for James D. Julia Inc. during its Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction beginning Tues., Aug. 19 through Fri., Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern, daily. This four-day live auction will feature more than 2,700 different items. Bidders will have the opportunity to bid onsite at the auction in Fairfield, Maine, or online via The Finest. Online bidding in this auction is already available by visiting thefinest.com/jamesdjulia.
The magnitude of this auction will be of interest to a wide variety of collectors, especially those with an appreciation for Asian art and antiques. Items featured in this auction range from paintings to furniture to jewelry, ensuring every bidder will find a piece they love. Collectors won’t want to miss out on:
- Lot 4364: Blue porcelain bowl – Features the mark of the Wan Li period (1573-1619) and is decorated in a deep blue color, a rarity for its production time frame.
- Lot 3476: Carved Limestone Group – This Buddhist image of a central Buddha flanked by two attendant deities is from the Eastern Wei Period. It also features an extensive inscription on the back.
- Lot 2204: Hollow molded grasshopper weathervane – This piece is from the last quarter of the 19th century and is attributed to L.W. Cushing & Sons and is featured in an 1852 book on weathervanes. A similar piece was featured at Christie’s in 2007 with a realized price of $520,000.
“It is an honor to be able to bring a sale of such esteem to the world,” said Jim Julia, owner and auctioneer at James D. Julia Inc. “We feel we have an enormous wealth of incredible treasures to share with our bidders. Even if those wanting to participate in this sale cannot attend, we provide online bidding through The Finest, ensuring anyone with an internet connection can bid and win these rare and beautiful pieces.”
Visit thefinest.com/jamesdjulia for more details or to place a bid.
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