Jade collection goes on sale
The picture above is not your usual piece of Asian pottery.
According to Maynards, this Chinese mutton fat green jade potpourri holder is valued at between $80,000 to $120,000.
There's a public preview taking place from today through Monday at 1837 Main Street for a large auction of international and Asian arts, including the jade potpourri holder. Doors open Sunday (March 10) from noon to 5 p.m., and then on Monday (March 11) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The entire collection, which is owned by the Sabet family, is valued at up to $1.5 million; the auction takes place on Tuesday (March 12) and Wednesday (March 13) after 6 p.m.
Another high-profile pice is the Order of the Double Dragon medal, which was granted to Scottish missionary Dr. Dugald Christie by a Chinese emporer. It's valued at between $70,000 to $90,000.
There are also Chinese jade vases, a Chinese jade incense burner, and other works collected by the Sabet family, who founded the first television network in Iran.