Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ming Dynasty Quanyin, $189,600, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ming Dynasty Quanyin, $189,600, James D. Julia

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by Ken Hall
A bronze figure of a Quanyin from the Ming Dynasty period sold for $189,600 at an Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Feb. 4-6 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a set of 25 carved and painted shore birds by master decoy carver A. Elmer Crowell soared to $82,950; a natural jadeite emerald green pendant with a carved depiction of a Quanyin went for $54,150; and a trove of original sheet music, broadsides and photographs relating to the piano virtuoso “Blind Tom” Wiggins topped out at $29,625. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer’s premium.