18th Century Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure Sells at iGavel.com for $144,000 Despite Fears of Worsening World Economic Conditions

New York, NY, November 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art Auction ended last week at iGavel.com. The auction was a success despite fears of a weakening global economy. Mainland Chinese collectors remained optimistic and were keen to buy very good pieces with historical significance.

In total, eleven lots sold above ten thousand dollars, with an 18th Century Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure selling for $144,000. Thirty-three bids were placed to achieve this notable price.

The Roman Marble Torso of Aphrodite, circa 1st Century AD, sold for $100,800 reaching a price more than double the estimate. In addition, a Greek Bronze Warriors Helmet, 7th Century BC reached $37,200 including the buyers premium.

Twenty-seven bids were placed for a Chinese Doucai Porcelain Vase from the 18th/ 19th Century, achieving a price of $28,800, more than doubling the low estimate.

A rare two volume set of 19th Century Chinese books sold for more than quadruple its estimate, and achieved a selling price of $19,800 with twenty-six bids.

iGavel has sold a number of significant pieces of Asian fine art, antiques, and furniture since its founding in 2003 by Lark Mason, a respected expert in the Asian Art field known to many from his appearances in the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow.

iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectibles guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, and each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.

iGavel, Inc.
Caroline Moss