Magnificent Xuande blue and white dragon jar leads a week of record-breaking auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art
Held on 30 May and 1 June, Christie’s Hong Kong sales of Chinese ceramics and works of art realised a combined total of HK$580,287,500/US$75,046,242, with new records indicating the continued demand for high-quality pieces with exceptional provenance.
Auctions included Classical Chinese Art from the Sui to Song Dynasties and 30 Years: The Sale, a special anniversary sale lead by the magnificent Xuande blue and white dragon jar, which sold for HK$158,040,000 / US$20,447,642. Prince Kung’s ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ Tianhuang seals were a highlight of The Imperial Sale, selling for HK$85,240,000/US$11,021,302 — a world record price for any Tianghuang seal at auction.
The results come as Christie’s celebrates its 30th anniversary in Asia. Further successful sales promise to follow, and we are now inviting consignments for our upcoming auctions of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, to take place in Hong Kong in November 2016.
Chi Fan Tsang 曾志芬
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