RESULTS: Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles - South Kensington, 11 November 2011

The sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles realised £6,144,000/ $9,768,960/ €7,163,904 and was 77% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.

London, South Kensington





Lots Sold: 402

Lots Offered: 523

Sold by Lot: 77%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $ 1.590/  €1.166





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




An underglaze blue and iron-red-decorated stem bowl, 18th century

4,000 - 6,000





A circular white jade sectional plaque

18th/19th century

10,000 - 20,000



Asian Trade


A celadon jade mountain boulder

Qianlong period (1736-95)

40,000 - 60,000



European Trade


An Imperial album of seal impressions, Sheng Jing bao pu, dated the eleventh year of Qianlong corresponding to 1746

2,000 - 3,000



Asian Private


A Rhinoceros horn libation cup

18th/19th century

25,000 - 35,000



Asian Trade


A jadeite vase and cover

35,000 - 45,000



Asian Trade


A blue and white sleeve vase

Chongzhen period (1628-44)

8,000 - 12,000



Asian Trade


A three colour jade carving

18th century

4,000 - 6,000



Asian Trade


A jadeite archaistic vessel and cover, Guang

20,000 - 30,000



Asian Trade


A small Tianhuang square seal

18th/19th century

10,000 - 15,000



Asian Trade


Comment: Jeremy Morgan, Director, Head of Department, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie’s South Kensington:

“This sale marks the highest total for the category of Chinese Works of Art at Christie’s South Kensington, realising £6.1 million and bringing the combined total for 2011 to £11.6 million, a 74% increase on 2010. With lively and competitive bidding throughout the auction, the sale brought a significant increase of new clients to Christie’s, on the telephone, in the room and on the internet using Christie’s LIVETM. One lot which was particularly fought over was an underglaze blue and iron-red-decorated stem bowl, 18th century (lot 1366) which achieved £577,250, highlighting the demand for the rarest porcelain.”

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.