RESULTS: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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New York

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

New York – Thursday and Friday, September 13 & 14, 2012

Sale no: 2580 – Top Ten

[Sold figures include buyer’s premium. For full details see christies.com.]

 

Sold:

$19,596,275

£11,953,728

€14,893,169

Lots Sold: 430

Lots Offered: 581

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by $: 86%

Exchange Rate: £0.61= $1 /  €0.76= $1

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate ($)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

1226

A Rare Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Zun
Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th Century BC

200,000 - 300,000

$1,426,500

£870,165

€1,084,140

Asian Trade

1232

A Very Rare And Important Large Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Zun
Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC

600,000 - 800,000

$842,500

£513,925

€640,300

Asian Trade

1542

A Rare Ge-Type Hu-Form Vase

Yongzheng Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1723-1735)

180,000 - 250,00

$506,500

£308,965

€384,940

Asian Trade

1035

A Superb Green Jade Brush Pot, Bitong Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

500,000 - 800,000

$482,500

£294,325

€366,700

Asian Private

1032

A Finely Carved Pale Greenish-White Jade 'Champion Vase' And Cover

Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

50,000 - 70,000

$458,500

£279,685

€348,460

Richard Littleton Asian Art

1365

A Zitan And Nanmu Eight-Panel Screen
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

10,000 - 15,000

$458,500

£279,685

€348,460

Asian Trade

1422

A Rare Massive Blue And White Fish Jar

Jiajing Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue In A Line And Of The Period (1522-1566)

200,000 - 300,000

$446,500

£272,365

€339,340

Asian Trade

1461

A Pair Of Rare Blue And White 'Dragon' Vases, Ganlanping
Qianlong/Jiaqing Period (1736-1820)

20,000 - 30,000

$362,500

£221,125

€275,500

Asian Trade

1546

A Rare Peachbloom-Type Glazed Baluster Vase, Meiping, Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double-Circle And Of The Period (1723-1735)

60,000 - 80,000

$350,500

£213,805

€266,380

Asian Trade

1238

A Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Gui
Late Shang/Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th Century BC

80,000 - 120,000

$338,500

£206,485

€257,260

Asian Private

           

 

Michael Bass and Noah Kupferman, Co-Heads of Department, Chinese Works of Art, New York, said: “The sale confirmed the in-depth strength of the market across all collecting categories notably for archaic bronzes and jade carvings with distinguished provenance.  Snuff bottles, a growing area of interest for collectors, performed well as did huanghuali furniture and Qing porcelain.  There was also a revived interested in early pottery.  Continuing Chinese and international interest was demonstrated by the consistent level of energy in the room.”

Press Contact

Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680 spark@christies.com

Date and Location of Next Sale

New York, 6 November 2012

 

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