RCB’s First Timed Auction – Asian Antiques and Decorative Arts
Celebrating the 36 years as Thailand’s premier auction house of Asian antiques, RCB Auctions has teamed up with the world’s largest auction platform, Invaluable, to reach collectors around the globe.
There are 3.3 million unique visitors to the Invaluable platform each month, with collectors from around the world bidding on lots going under the hammer from many auction houses worldwide. RCB Auctions’ first Timed Auction of Antiques opened for bidding on May 20, with last bids received by 18:00 Bangkok time on 12 June. The first RCB Live Auction will be on 3 July with items for preview from anywhere in the world commencing from 21 June until 2 July 2021.
Providing You With New Ways to Bid
RCB Auctions will offer three methods of selling and buying. Live Auctions will have a two-week preview window before the live bidding from people in the auction room, on the phone or through the Internet on their computer or mobile phone. Timed Auctions allow people to make bids on items as often as they like during the period of usually 14 to 30 days. Private Sales, where collectors around the world pay the asking price, will also be offered. The move internationally follows a boom period for the auction house, located on the 4th floor of River City Bangkok.
Mr. Domechai Buddawong, RCB Auctions Manager
“Riverside Auction House was established in 1985 and has operated as RCB Auctions without missing a beat of the gavel. For years, collectors traveled to Bangkok to bid on rare and valuable antiques from across Asian. This is the right time for us now to leverage technology to reach collectors in their own homes and offices, from wherever and whenever they choose to bid.”
RCB’s First-Ever Timed Auction
The first RCB Timed Auction is open for bidding from now until 18:00 on 12 June. It includes highlight pieces: A bamboo brush pot carved open work with Chinese characters from the late 20th century (Lot 512); an 18th-century blue and white porcelain flower-shaped bowl (Lot 518); a monochrome porcelain fruit tray with stand from the 20th century (Lot 519); a 15th-century celadon dish with flower shaped incised with scrolling lotus in the centre (Lot 525); and a pair of bronze candlestick in the form of Phoenixes from the late 20th century (Lot 566)
512: A bamboo brush pot carved open work with Chinese characters
Start: 3,000 THB
518: A blue and white porcelain flower-shaped bowl
Start: 12,000 THB
519: A monochrome porcelain fruit tray with stand
Start: 2,000 THB
566: A pair of bronze candlestick in the form of Phoenixes
Start: 3,000 THB
RCB Auctions Managing Director, Linda Cheng
“We have seen an increase in the appreciation of collectibles both at our auctions and in auction houses around the world. With Invaluable, RCB Auctions now makes acquiring Asian artifacts within reach of collectors and connoisseurs globally.”
Browse and bid online via RCB Auctions and Invaluable.
Read about the launch of RCB Auctions online in the Bangkok Post.