Japanese & Korean Art

  • Sale 2579
  • New York
  • 11 September 2012

The sale of Japanese and Korean Art achieved $9,116,600/£5,652,292/€7,110,948 and the top lot of the sale was an Important and Monumental Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Joseon dynasty (18th century) realizing $3,218,500/£1,995,470/€2,510,430.

Katsura Yamaguchi, International Director of Japanese and Korean Art, said: “The Japanese and Korean Art sale attracted a packed saleroom and active telephone bidding from all over the world.  Throughout the auction, bidders were eager to compete for high quality art spanning a variety of categories, especially from private collections, including Hasegawa Tonin’s Egrets and Ducks in a Winter Landscape, which realized $626,500, and the iron articulated model of a dragon fish, Edo period (18th century), which achieved $458,500, seven times its estimate.” 

Heakyum Kim, Specialist of Korean Art, added: “Museum-quality ceramics and paintings became the centerpiece of the sale, which was led by an important monumental blue and white porcelain dragon jar of the Joseon dynasty (18th century), realizing $3.2 million.  Exceptional prices were further achieved by Park Sookeun’s Tree and three figures, from a US Private Collection, which achieved $1.9 million, a world auction record for the artist in the West.”

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 9,116,600 (USD)

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