The sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles realized £5,034,200 /$7,667,087 /€5,955,459, selling 92% by lot and 97% by value.
Jeremy Morgan, Director, Head of Department, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie’s South Kensington: “This sale focused on high quality works from the largest array of private European and Asian titled collections offered to date in the category at South Kensington. These works attracted the most online registrants for a Chinese sale at Christie’s worldwide; 34% of lots were bought or underbid online using Christie’s LIVETM. The large selection of huanghuali and zitan furniture and scholars’ objects created widespread pre-sale excitement which translated in to the competitive bidding which was evident throughout all sections of the sale. This auction highlighted the continuing strength of demand from international collectors for fine white jade and jadeite carvings. We were also pleased to see renewed appreciation for the fine robes and textiles featured. This sale brought the combined total for Chinese Art at South Kensington this week to £7,364,150 (15th and 17th May), concluding the spring season of Asian Art at Christie’s in London. We now look forward to the upcoming Asian Art sales at Christie’s in Hong Kong and Paris, at the end of May and early June.”
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