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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

Sold:

£6,144,000

$9,768,960

€7,163,904

Lots Sold: 402

Lots Offered: 523

Sold by Lot: 77%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $ 1.590/  €1.166

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

1366

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

4,000 - 6,000

£577,250

$917,828
€673,073

Anonymous

1153

A circular white jade sectional plaque

18th/19th century

10,000 - 20,000

£241,250

$383,587
€281,297

Asian Trade

1152

A celadon jade mountain boulder

Qianlong period (1736-95)

40,000 - 60,000

£133,250

$211,867
€155,370

European Trade

1076

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

2,000 - 3,000

£97,250

$154,628
€113,394

Asian Private

1033

A Rhinoceros horn libation cup

18th/19th century

25,000 - 35,000

£91,250

$145,088
€106,398

Asian Trade

1190

A jadeite vase and cover

35,000 - 45,000

£85,250

$135,548
€99,401

Asian Trade

1402

A blue and white sleeve vase

Chongzhen period (1628-44)

8,000 - 12,000

£82,850  

$131,732
€96,603

Asian Trade

1213

A three colour jade carving

18th century

4,000 - 6,000

£79,250

$126,008
€92,406

Asian Trade

1107

A jadeite archaistic vessel and cover, Guang

20,000 - 30,000

£79,250

$126,008
€92,406

Asian Trade

1479

A small Tianhuang square seal

18th/19th century

10,000 - 15,000

£73,250

$116,468
€85,410

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.”

Press Contact:

Hannah Schmidt                    +44 207 389 2964                         hschmidt@christie.com

 

 

 

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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.