Christie’s celebrates Asian art
Event date 14 - 29 September
Event location New York, Online
This September, Christie’s Asian Art Week series of nine auctions established a combined total of $35,378,754 with lively bidding from 40 nations across five continents. The leading lot of the series, a very rare pair of huanghuali drum stools, realised $1,500,000 and bolstered Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art’s overall sales of $20,657,670. South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art totalled $7,684,110 with Jagdish Swaminathan’s Untitled (bird, tree and mountain series) soaring over eight times its low estimate at $819,000. The category continued this pace as Anju Dodiya’s Cocoon achieved $327,600 in the single-owner auction Centering the Figure: South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art from the Collection of Romi Lamba, which totalled $2,342,466. The South Asian + Modern Contemporary Art results mark the category’s best year ever at a combined total of $31.5 million. The sales demonstrated the market’s appetite for strong provenance as a rare and fine painting of a Shat Chakravarti Mandala achieved $441,000 for The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Collection and The Kaisendo Museum Collection’s Nagasone katana generated $239,400 for Japanese and Korean Art.
Following the success of the fall sales in New York, we look forward to welcoming you to our landmark auction of J. J. Lally & Co. in March 2023. If you are interested in consigning for the spring auction series, please contact us for a complimentary and confidential valuation.
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Works from one of the world’s premier Chinese art galleries
J. J. Lally & Co
Live Auction & Online Library Sale | March 2023
Tour | Starting 5 October
For nearly forty years, J. J. Lally & Co. presented exceptional Chinese works of art to collectors, connoisseurs and museums worldwide. Established in 1986, the gallery was at the forefront of a pivotal moment in time, when New York City emerged as an important centre of Chinese art. Situated in the jewel-box gallery in the Fuller Building on 57th Street, J. J. Lally & Co. became known as the intimate space where Chinese masterworks could be admired, contemplated and studied in the tradition of China’s ancient literati. Carefully planned exhibitions accompanied by catalogues with in-depth scholarly research defined the impeccable reputation of the gallery and the esteemed dealer who created it. In the following years, this dedication to quality and scholarship led to the placement of important objects in top museums and collections across the globe.
Christie’s is honoured to present the landmark sale of J. J. Lally & Co. in March 2023 in New York. The sale will include 138 lots of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and will be complemented by an online sale of the iconic gallery library. See our press release for tour information.
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