RESULTS: Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

New York

Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

New York – March 25, 2010

Sale no: 2405– Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]





Lots Sold: 79

Lots Offered: 82

Sold by Lot: 96%

Sold by $: 99%

Exchange Rate: £ = $1.49 /  € = $1.33




 Estimate ($)

Purchase Price



A Very Rare Large Limestone Figure of a Kneeling Bodhisattva 10th/12th Century

300,000 - 500,000

$914,500£613,758 €687,593

U.S. Private


A Rare Small Yellowish-Green Jade Bangle, Warring States Period, 5th Century B.C.

7,000 - 9,000

$266,500£178,859 €200,375

Asian Private


A Bronze Tripod Steamer, Xian, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-11th Century B.C.

10,000 - 15,000

$146,500£100,342 €110,150

Asian Trade


A Large Bronze Ritual Ewer, Yi, Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 8th Century B.C.

12,000 - 18,000

$134,500£90,268 €101,127

Asian Private


 A Very Rare Mother-Of-Pearl-Inlaid Black-Lacquered Low Table, Yuan/Early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th Century

70,000 - 90,000

$134,500£90,268 €101,127

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art


 An Extremely Rare Blackish-Brown Lacquered Eight-Legged Table, 12th/Early 15th Century

60,000 - 80,000

$128,500£86,241 €96,616

U.S. Private


 A Copper-Inlaid Bronze Ritual Wine Jar, Hu, Late Warring States Period, 4th-3rd Century B.C.

15,000 - 20,000

$110,500£74,161 €83,082

Asian Trade


 A Rare Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Fangding, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century B.C.

30,000 - 40,000

$92,500£62,080 €69,548

U.S. Private


 A Rare Mottled Olive-Green Jade Hoof-Shaped Tubular Ornament, Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture, circa 3500 B.C.

20,000 - 30,000

$92,500£62,080 €69,548

Asian Private


A Small Parcel-Gilt-Decorated Incised Bronze Bowl, Early Western Han Dynasty, 3rd Century B.C.

6,000 - 8,000

$86,500£58,053 €65,037

Asian Private

Theow H. Tow, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and Honorary Chairman of Christie's Asia said: “We are thrilled once again with the excellent sale of Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, which totaled $4,005,250, tripling its pre-sale expectations.  We welcomed a number of new collectors and witnessed competitive bidding with a rate of 99% sold by value and 96% sold by lot, and with many lots selling for prices well above their estimates.  The top lot, a very rare large limestone figure of a kneeling Bodhisattva, sold for an astounding $914,500 to a new collector.  We look forward to tomorrow’s sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.”

Press Contact:

Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680,

Date and Location of Next Sale:

New York, 26 March 2010



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