RESULTS: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Important Rhinoceros Horn & Jade Carvings from a Distinguished European Collection - London, 8 November 2011

The sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Important Rhinoceros Horn and Jade Carvings from a Distinguished European Collection realised £18,217,550/ $29,202,733/ €21,241,605.

London

Sold:

£18,217,550

$29,202,733

€21,241,605

Lots Sold:  256

Lots Offered: 444

Sold by Lot: 58%

Sold by £: 72%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.603/  €1.166

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

 406

A very rare famille rose moulded candlestick, Yongzheng underglaze-blue four-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

40,000 - 60,000

£1,329,250

$2,130,788
€1,549,906

Asian Private

408

A famille rose melon-form inscribed teapot and cover,

Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron-red and possibly of the period (1736-1795)

20,000 - 30,000

£646,050   

$1,035,618
€753,294

Asian Trade

115

A superb pair of white jade shallow bowls, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

80,000 - 120,000

£481,250

$771,444
€561,138

Asian Private

71

A large and finely carved pale celadon jade Marriage Bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

350,000 - 450,000

£421,250

$675,264
€491,178

Asian Trade

55

A magnificent and rare pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel and painted silk lanterns, 18th century

200,000 - 300,000

£385,250

$617,556
€449,201

Asian Trade

16

A large rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

150,000 - 250,000

£385,250 

$617,556
€449,201

Asian Private

69

A magnificent pair of large cloisonné and champlevé enamel 'lotus pond' jardinières, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820)

100,000 - 150,000

£361,250

$579,084
€421,218

Asian Private

194

A rare white jade bajixiang alms bowl, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

100,000 - 150,000

£361,250

$579,084
€421,218

Asian Trade

404

A pair of large famille rose baluster vases

19th century

40,000 – 60,000

£337,250

$540,612
€393,234

Asian Trade

35

A very rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th  century

200,000 - 300,000

£301,250

$482,904
€351,258

Asian Private

 

Comment: Pedram Rasti, Head of Department, Christie’s London:

“This sale marks the highest yearly total for Chinese Art at Christie’s King Street, with the combined 2011 total of £31.9 million; almost doubling the equivalent result for 2010. The auction started with the important single owner collection of rhinoceros horn and jade carvings which was well received and realised £3.3 million. It was led by a large 17th century libation cup (lot 16) which fetched £385,350. The main sale saw some exceptional prices, notably the remarkable famille rose moulded candlestick (lot 406) which realised 33 times the pre-sale estimate and the famille rose melon-form inscribed teapot (lot 408). Both of these lots sparked intensely competitive bidding, reflecting the continued hunger for the rarest objects. We look forward to the South Kensington Asian sales at Christie’s on the 9th and 11th November.”

Press Contact:

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

 

 

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