Sotheby’s is delighted to announce Asia Week, taking place in New York from 8–16 September. Featuring pieces dating from the Neolithic period to the early 20th century, Sotheby’s Asia Week auctions offer the finest examples of Asian art. Important Chinese Art presents a variety of exceptional Chinese ceramics and works of art, including imperial Qing porcelain, Ming dynasty sculpture, finely carved jades, early ceramics and lacquer. With many pieces from important private collections, highlights include an extremely rare “Ding” carved “peony” vase, a Yongzheng mark and period celadon-glazed double-gourd vase, and an important group of Tang sancai vessels from an esteemed Japanese private collection. 

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy offers an outstanding group of works with impeccable provenance, sourced from private collections worldwide. Highlights include paintings and calligraphy by Dong Qichang, Wang Hui, Shen Zongjing, He Shaoji and many more. The sale is joined by modern paintings by Huang Binhong, Wu Hufan, Zhang Daqian, Xie Zhiliu and Chen Peiqiu.

The season will conclude with Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, presenting over 400 lots of collectible and decorative Chinese, Japanese and Korean art at attractive estimates ranging from $100 to $50,000. Offerings include ceramics, jade, Buddhist sculpture, textiles, huanghuali and hardwood furniture, Chinese paintings and calligraphy.


Auction Highlights


Sale Calendar

Important Chinese Art
13 September (10 AM & 2 PM EDT)
On View: 8–12 September

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy
14 September (10 AM & 2 PM EDT)
On View: 8–13 September

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art
16 September (10 AM & 2 PM EDT)
On View: 8–16 September


Please visit our Chinese Works of Art or Classical Chinese Paintings department pages to contact a specialist, or email

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