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  • 9 December 2020

Results: Christie's Asian Art Online: Winter Edition totals $3.6 million with 85% sold by lot 

9 December 2020

From left to right: PROPERTY FROM AN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION. ZHU YUNMING (1460-1526) / FANG YUANHUAI (16th-17th Century), Calligraphy in Cursive Script, Price Realized: US$30,791 / HK$ 237,500; GUO MOROU (1892-1978), Couplet Calligraphy, Price Realized: US$137,714 / HK$1,062,500; PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A LADY, A Huanghuali Trestle-leg Table, 19th Century, Price Realized: US$137,500 / HK$1,061,351; WANG ZIWU (B.1936), Rooster and Plum Blossoms, Price Realized: US$32,500 / HK$250,865

New York/Hong Kong – The Asian Art Online: Winter Edition (18 November to 9 December) achieved a combined total of US$3,630,510 / HK$28,017,744 with 85% sold by lot across four distinct sales, offering a wide breadth of art from across the Chinese region, ranging from 15th-century paintings and calligraphy to the contemporary ink paintings.

Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online

18 November to 30 November | Online | Hong Kong

Total: US$536,102 / HK$4,135,125

 

Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online (18 to 30 November) achieved a total of US$536,102 / HK$4,135,125 with 100% by value and 112% hammer above low estimate. The top lot of the sale was Zhu Yunming (1460-1526) / Fang Yuanhuai (16th-17th Century), Calligraphy in Cursive Script that realized US$30,791 / HK$ 237,500, more than doubling pre-sale high estimate.

On Wings of Song: Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Collection of Robert van Gulik

18 November to 2 December | Online | Hong Kong

Total: US$777,033 / HK$5,995,000

 

Christie's Hong Kong online sale On Wings of Song: Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Collection of Robert van Gulik (18 November to 2 December) achieved a total of  US$777,033 / HK$5,995,000 with 100% sold by value, 96% sold by lot, and 500% hammer above low estimate. The top lot of the sale was Guo Morou (1892-1978), Couplet Calligraphy, which realized US$137,714 / HK$1,062,500, more than 8 times above pre-sale high estimate.

Art of China: Winter Edition | Including Property from the Irving Collection

18 November to 9 December | Online | New York

Total: US$1,893,375 / HK$14,614,799

Art of China Winter Edition online sale (18 November to 9 December) achieved a total of US$1,893,375 / HK$14,614,799 with 94% sold by lot, 100% sold by value, and 316% hammer above low estimate. The top lot was a huanghuali trestle-leg table from the 19th century that sold for US$137,500 / HK$1,061,351, over six times its pre-sale estimate.

Chinese Paintings Online: Modern Masters

18 November to 9 December | Online | New York

Total: US$424,000 / HK$ 3,272,820

 

Chinese Paintings Online: Modern Masters (18 November to 9 December) achieved a total of US$424,000 / HK$ 3,272,820 with 80% sold by lot, 100% sold by value, and 252% hammer above low estimate. The top lot was Wang Ziwu (B.1936), Rooster and Plum Blossoms, which realized USD$32,500 / HK$250,865.

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