Asian Art Week

A Celebration of Asian Art at Christie's

Asian Art Week draws together an extraordinary breadth of works and objects from across Asia, spanning a masterpiece painting from the acclaimed Ellsworth Collection and a sandstone Indian Revanta panel dating from the post-Gupta period.

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Our auction lineup this season comprises eight sales, and features the Dongxi Studio, the Collection of Guy and Marie-Hélène Weill, the Ian and Susan Wilson Collection, the Lahiri Collection and Part II of the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection.

Over 700 works and objects will be offered, including Chinese and Bengal School paintings, Imperial Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, gilt-bronze Buddhist sculpture, Chinese furniture and scholar’s objects, archaic ritual bronzes vessels, jade and hardstone carvings, lacquerwares, thangkas, snuff bottles and more.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Rockefeller Plaza galleries in March.

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Auction highlights

  • An important bronze figure of Maitreya

    Western Tibet, early 11th century
    Lot Offered
    The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, 15 March

  • A rare and finely painted Guangzhou enamel 'European-subject' snuff bottle

    Imperial, Guangzhou workshops, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795)
    Lot Offered
    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II, 16 March

  • A painting of Chamsing

    Tibet, 18th/19th century
    Lot Offered
    The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings, 15 March

  • Xu Beihong (1895–1953)

    Galloping Horse
    Lot Offered
    Fine Chinese Paintings, 16 March

  • A rare and finely carved mottled opaque jade cong

    Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millennium B.C.
    Lot Offered
    Dongxi Studio – Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection, 17 March

  • An extremely rare and large chenxiangmu ‘rock’ / libation cup

    Ming dynasty, 16th century, inscribed by Qu Yingshao (1779–1850) and Zhong Menhong (circa 1843)
    Lot Offered
    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects, 17 March

  • A magnificent and rare zitan dragon throne

    18th–19th century
    Lot Offered
    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, Part I & II, 17–18 March

  • A gilt bronze figure of an eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara

    Tibet, 15th/16th century
    Lot Offered
    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, March 15

Sale information

Auction schedule




Private selling exhibition

  • Kan Yasuda | Touching Time

    February 24 – March 26

  • 20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, New York

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  • Gallery talks

  • Chinese Paintings

    March 11
    Elizabeth Hammer
    Head of Sale, Chinese Paintings

    Michael Xie
    Specialist, Chinese Paintings*

    *Talk in Mandarin


  • March 13

    2pm – 3pm
    The Van der Wee Collection: Living with Himalayan Paintings
    Speaker: Jan Van Alphen, Asian Art Specialist

    3pm – 4pm
    An Appreciation of Rubbings Seen in Foreign Collections: Research Regarding the Song Dynasty Rubbing Chun-hua Ge Tie

    Speaker: Ma Cheng-Ming, Former Head of Chinese Paintings, Christie’s

    4pm – 5pm
    Romancing the Stone: China’s Enduring Love of Jade
    A Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Memorial Lecture

    Speaker: Dr. Robert D. Mowry, Senior Consultant, Christie’s, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus Harvard Art Museums


  • 5pm – 6pm
    Re-visioning Asian Art: Four Directors Discuss the Field

    Tan Boon Hui, VP for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum

    Jorrit Britschgi, Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, Rubin Museum of Art

    Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director, Japan Society

    Amy Poster, Curator Emerita, Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum

    *Headphones will be offered for simultaneous translation

    Christie’s will offer a series of exhibition tours throughout the week led by Dr. Robert D. Mowry.

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