With widespread success across all categories, the 6 November sale surpassed its high estimate and brought a total of £14,486,600 ($23,281,415). The leading lot was a Rare Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, which sold for £770,500 ($1,238,271) against a pre-sale estimate of £200,000-300,000. Additional highlights included A Rare Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shyama Tara, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century, which made £662,500 ($1,064,704), well over the £100,000-150,000 estimate and A Blue and White ‘Fish’ Dish, Yuan Dynasty, which sold for £674,500 ($1,083,989), also far above its estimate of £150,000-200,000. An oil painting by Lin Fengmian, Farewell My Concubine, sold for £518,000 above its estimate of £150-200,000.
Sotheby's autumn sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art brings together fine property from a number of private collections in a diverse offering of treasured pieces from different eras. Highlights include Cloisonné Enamels and Metalwork from a Distinguished Private Collection, Fine Chinese Ceramics from the Alfred Beit Foundation, Qing Imperial porcelain and jade, as well as impressive huanghuali furniture.
To coincide with the annual Asian Art in London event we are also proud to present an exhibition of highlights from the renowned Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade, together with an accompanying lecture, and a panel discussion that looks at the juxtaposition of 'old' and 'new' Chinese art.