Sotheby’s Fall 2016 Asia Week achieves $63.5 million in aggregate sales, with all auctions exceeding their high estimates. The strong results began with early Chinese art from the collection of legendary dealer Sakamoto Gorō – with 100% of lots selling – and continued into the sale of Important Chinese Art. Led by a Qianlong Period Rare Turquoise-Ground Famille-Rose ‘Hui Mountain Retreat’ Teapot and Cover, which surpassed its high estimate six times over to sell for $3.49 million, the auction 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 concluded with Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, an eclectic and accessible sale which achieved a total of $3.2 million.

The exceptional results achieved over Asia Week Spring and Fall 2016 champion Sotheby’s as market leaders in the industry. Now is the right time to consign to Sotheby’s March 2017 Asia Week. For inquiries, please contact or call +1 212 606 7332.

Auction Result Highlights


Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō: Early Chinese Art
13 September
Achieved: 2,501,500 USD

Important Chinese Art
13 - 14 September 
Achieved: 12,246,850 USD

The Roy and Marilyn Papp Collection of Chinese Paintings
14 September
Achieved: 32,245,375 USD

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy
15 September
Achieved: 13,375,250 USD

Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art
17 September
Achieved: 3,155,315 USD

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