Fall 2015 Asia Week Results: Sotheby’s concludes a successful fall Asia Week, achieving $27.4 million across five sales. This sales series featured numerous exceptional highlights, including a recently discovered 18th century silk embroidered Thangka (Estimate: $80,000-100,000) which sold for $1.5 million, as well as a Qianlong Period Imperial Bronze Ritual Bell (Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000) which achieved $1.2 million. An outstanding work of calligraphy, Classic of Filial Piety in Regular Script, by Huang Daozhou (Estimate: $100,000-150,000) also performed exceptionally well, achieving $490,000.
Following on from the success of the inaugural Saturday at Sotheby’s: Chinese Art auction in March, this season’s Asian art sale will also include Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian and Japanese works of art. Estimates will range from $500 - $100,000 and will feature a wide range of decorative and collectible Asian art, including a New York private collection of Dehua porcelain, Qing dynasty and Republic period porcelains, jades, a Japanese painting by Ganku, Himalayan bronzes and thangkas. The sale will be held on Saturday September 19th 2015.