Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art sale brought a total of £8,912,000. Highlights included a pair of rare Green-Ground Famille-Rose Bottle Vases, Qianlong Seal Marks and Period which tripled the pre-sale low estimate to bring £782,500 and an Imperial Gilt-Bronze Figure of Amitayus, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period that sold for £542,500 against an estimate of £200,000-300,000.
Coinciding with the celebrated annual Asian Art in London event, our autumn sale features a comprehensive cross section of Chinese ceramics and works of art including imperial porcelain, scholars’ objects and Buddhist art from private collections. Leading the sale are an impressive dragon meiping from the Wanli period, an exquisitely carved ruyi sceptre from an important private collection, and a selection of imperial gilt bronze figures.
We are also pleased to share the details of the eagerly anticipated British Museum exhibition, The BP exhibition Ming: 50 Years that Changed China, which celebrates a golden age in China’s history. Drawn from museums across China and the world, the exhibition highlights include paintings, jewellery, furniture and porcelain. Supported by BP.