Henry Howard-Sneyd, Sotheby’s Vice Chairman, Asian Art and the lead auctioneer, commented: “For the fourth consecutive year Sotheby’s 2014 Asian Art auctions in New York have broken the $100 million barrier for the year. With a series of five sales including a blockbuster Classical Chinese Paintings auction, we once again demonstrated Sotheby’s market leadership in this field. Our long-standing relationships meant we were able to source property from many of the most world’s most distinguished private groupings, and collectors flocked to New York from across Asia to compete with an international clientele for property spanning 3,000 years of Asian Art.”
The Chinese Works of Art Department in New York will be holding a three-session, two day Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale of close to 400 lots. The offerings in this sale will be led by three spectacular celadon glazed vases from the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods, a selection of Dehua porcelains from a Private New York Collection, Selected Highlights from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection of Chinese Robes, and a fine selection of China Trade paintings. Another highlight of the sale is an Important Bronze Ritual Vessel (Hu) from the Western Zhou dynasty, formerly in the collection of the Qianlong emperor.
All categories of Chinese art are well-represented in this sale which also includes snuff bottles, jade carvings, scholars’ objects and other works of art, many from private collections. This sale will be held in conjunction with a single session sale of devotional art called Images of Enlightenment.
Exhibition in New York
Fri, 12 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Sat, 13 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM EDT
Sun, 14 Sep 14 | 10:00 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
Mon, 15 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
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