RELEASE: ASIAN ART WEEK AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK TOTALS $71.6 MILLION

New York

New York – Christie’s concluded its Fall Asian Art Week with a combined total of $71,609,313  (HK$555,190,942/ ₤44,733,453/ €52,938,616) achieved over four days of eight sales, September 17-20.

Jonathan Stone, Chairman and International Head, Asian Art, said: “The consistently high sold-through rates were a feature of Christie’s Asian Art Week, notably the sale of Archaic Bronzes from a Distinguished Private Collection, which was 100%-sold, The Lizzadro Collection, the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sales, and also The Supratik Bose Collection, setting the platform for Christie's first sale in India on December 19.  The re-launch and interest stimulated around Chinese paintings at Christie’s New York was well-received by the market.  The strong results achieved this week have set the stage for Christie’s first auction in Mainland China on September 26, a great milestone in the company’s history.”     

RESULTS OF ASIAN ART WEEK SALES | SEPTEMBER 2013

 

The Collection of Supratik Bose

TOTAL: $2,927,000

96% by lot | 99% by value 

 

Top Lot:

Lot 33

Abanindranath Tagore

Untitled (Siva-Simantini)

Estimate: $40,000-60,000

Price realized: $555,750

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

TOTAL: $5,096,125

62% by lot | 67% by value  

 

Top Lot:

Lot 110

Syed Haider Raza

Italian Village

Estimate: $550,000-750,000

Price realized: $723,750

Indian & Southeast Asian Art

TOTAL: $9,220,750

70% by lot | 75% by value

Top Lot:

Lot 224

A Large And Important Bronze Figure Of Parvati

India, Chola Period, circa 1100

Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000

Price Realized: $963,750

Japanese & Korean Art

TOTAL: $5,201,438

59% by lot | 63% by value

Top Lot:

Lot 818

A Blue and White Jar with Tigers

Executed In 18th Century

Estimate: $40,000-60,000

Price realized: $939,750 

 Fine Chinese Paintings

TOTAL: $10,901,250

78% by lot | 87% by value

 Top Lot:

Lot 904

Shen Zhou

Mountains In Autumn

Estimate: $230,000-330,000

Price realized: $1,803,750

 

Important Chinese Archaic Bronzes From A Distinguished Private Collection

TOTAL: $6,269,000

100% by lot | 100% by value

 

Top Lot:

Lot 1105

An Important And Very Rare Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover, Fangyi

Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC.

Estimate on request

Price realized: $2,363,750

 

 

The Lizzadro Collection (Part II)

TOTAL: $3,742,250

98% by lot | 99% by value

 

 

Top Lot:

Lot 1162

A White Jade Shaped Rectangular Pendant Plaque, 18th century

Estimate: $30,000-50,000

Price realized: $231,750

 

 

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

TOTAL: $28,251,500

87% by lot | 93% by value

 

 

Top Lot:

Lot 1391

A Very Rare Large Famille Rose Turquoise-Ground Bottle Vase, Tianqiuping

Qianlong Seal Mark In Iron Red And Of The Period (1736-1795)

Estimate: $600,000-800,000

Price realized: $1,683,750

 

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