Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West Auction held Oct. 3 by Gordon S. Converse & Company in Malvern, Pa. Also, a Qing-era zitan throne chair featuring outstanding carved panels hammered for $30,000; a heavily figured Ming Dynasty lidded jar, 20 inches tall, went for $26,400; and a set of ten Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica reticulated plates, 8 ¾ inches in diameter, fetched $6,600. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.