A large Chinese Jade bear that dates back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (475 B.C.-220 A.D.) may be the most valuable stand for a flagpole or table ever created. Likely buried for centuries, it’s the largest known jade sculpture of its time. At a Florida auction this coming weekend the bear is expected to sell for $10m-$20m.
Another highly estimated lot at the auction at the Boynton Beach-based Elite Decorative Arts is a rare Chinese white jade goblet dating from the Warring States period (400-220 B.C.). Back in 2006, a similar example sold at Christie’s for $856,000. The item in the Elite sale carries an estimate of $400,000-$600,000.
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