This season, Christie’s Chinese Paintings held two live auctions with exceptional results. The sales combined achieved almost double the low estimate with 62% of lots sold above high estimates. Christie's offering of highly coveted works is highlighted by the exceptional performance by modern and classical masters including Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Fu Baoshi and Wu Guanzhong. Collectors hotly pursued paintings offered from renowned private collections such as The Chen Lifu Family Collection which was 100% sold, achieving HK$17 million, nearly tripling its pre-sale high estimate.
Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art also achieved fantastic results across four themed live auctions, with 61% of the lots sold surpassing their high estimates. In addition, The Chang Wei-Hwa Collection of Archaic Jades – Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties and Imperial Glories from the Springfield Museums Collection are both 100% sold, a testament to Christie's leadership in offering renowned private and institutional collections.
Following the stellar results, we are now inviting consignments for the upcoming Asian Art sales next spring. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential evaluation.
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Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
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Amy Riggs & Sophia Zhou
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