Hudson Valley Auctioneers’ August 9 sale.
A total of 88 bids were received before a Chinese porcelain famille rose dish decorated with storks was knocked down to a Chinese mainland buyer for $118,750 skyrocketing well past its $500 presale estimate.
Auctioneer Neil Vaughn said, “The dish had been acquired by the grandmother of the guy I was initially dealing with, she had been a keen collector of items during the 1930s.”
During the same sale, a blue and white drilled Chinese vase from a different vendor attracted 101 bids and ended up selling for $55,000. The blue and white vase measured around 18 inches tall, the vase came from a Nyack consignor who the auction house had dealt with before.
Both pieces are headed to buyers in mainland China, the auctioneer said. He noted they had “countless” inquiries on the two from both domestic and international bidders.