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

London

Sold:

£20,335,275

$33,248,175

€23,263,555

Lots Sold: 248

Lots Offered: 329

Sold by Lot:76%

Sold by £:89%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635/ €1.144

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

28

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

100,000 - 150,000

£1,721,250

$2,814,244
€1,969,110

Anonymous

187

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

400,000 - 600,000

£1,105,250

$1,807,084
€1,264,406

Eskenazi Ltd.

118

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

60,000 - 80,000

£769,250

$1,257,724
€880,022

Anonymous

256

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

300,000 - 500,000

£769,250

$1,257,724
€880,022

Asian Trade

288

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

20,000 - 30,000

£668,450

$1,092,916
€764,707

Asian Trade

7

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

250,000 - 350,000

£657,250

$1,074,604
€751,894

Asian Trade

276

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

£505,250

$826,084
€578,006

Anonymous

233

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

200,000 - 300,000

£505,250

$826,084
€578,006

Anonymous

269

A magnificent pair of large blue and white vases, Hu

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

500,000-800,000

£499,250

$816,274
€571,142

Asian Trade

13

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

250,000 - 350,000

£481,250

$786,844
€550,550

 

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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