Sotheby’s Fall 2016 Asia Week achieves $63.5 million in aggregate sales, with all auctions exceeding their high estimate. The strong results began with early Chinese art from the collection of legendary dealer Sakamoto Gor? – with 100% of lots selling – and continued into the various-owners sale of Chinese works of art. Led by a Rare Turquoise-Ground Famille-Rose ‘Hui Mountain Retreat’ Teapot and Cover from the Qianlong Period, which surpassed its high estimate six times over, the auction of Important Chinese Art totaled $12.2 million. Sotheby’s sales continued on Wednesday evening with the four-and-a-half hour session of The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Paintings. In front of a packed salesroom, 94.3% of the lots sold, with The Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, Section of Scroll IV fetching $9.5 million. Sotheby’s Classical Chinese Paintings department remained in the spotlight with their various-owner sale totaling $13,375,250, again, above the high estimate. Asia Week closed with Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, an eclectic and accessible sale which achieved a total of $3.2 million.
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