RESULTS: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art - London, 10 May 2011

The sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art realised £20,335,275/ $33,248,175/ €23,263,555, which is the highest total for any Chinese sale at Christie’s London. The top lot was a super






Lots Sold: 248

Lots Offered: 329

Sold by Lot:76%

Sold by £:89%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635/ €1.144





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




A superb pale celadon jade 'double-gourd' washer, Qianlong Period (1736-95)

100,000 - 150,000





A magnificent rare parcel-gilt silver lobed bowl and cover, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

400,000 - 600,000



Eskenazi Ltd.


A superb white jade imperial 'dragon' vase, Qianlong Period (1736-95)

60,000 - 80,000





A very rare yellow enamel-decorated dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the Period (1426-35)

300,000 - 500,000



Asian Trade


A doucai bottle vase, Qianlong underglaze-blue six-character seal mark and possibly of the period (1736-95)

20,000 - 30,000



Asian Trade


A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

250,000 - 350,000



Asian Trade


A fine and rare underglaze blue and copper-red-decorated vase, meiping, Qianlong underglaze-blue seal mark and of the Period (1736-95)

350,000 - 450,000





An important large dingyao carved 'dragon' dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

200,000 - 300,000





A magnificent pair of large blue and white vases, Hu

Qianlong seal marks and of the Period (1736-95)




Asian Trade


An impressive large archaistic rhinoceros horn 'nine-dragon' libation cup, 17th century

250,000 - 350,000




Asian Trade


Comment: Pedram Rasti, Head of Department and Marco Almeida, Specialist, Christie’s London:

“We are absolutely delighted with the results of this sale, which achieved the highest total for a Chinese auction at Christie’s London.  Leading the sale were two outstanding 18th century carved jade vessels, which reflect the continuing appetite for jade of the highest quality. The packed saleroom saw enthusiastic bidding, particularly for silver, rhinoceros horn, lacquer, and porcelain. We look forward to the Asian Art sales at Christie’s South Kensington, which continue on Wednesday 11 May 2011.” 

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