Our 19 March auction was enormously successful, far exceeding its pre-sale estimates, reaching $5,794,000, over $2 million above the high estimate (est. $2.3/3.4 million). The auction was led by works from the important and historic Tamashige Tibet Collection which included examples of rare and important thangkas, sculptures and ritual objects from the collection of Mr. Yoshitomo Tamashige, one of the pioneering and preeminent Japanese collectors of Tibetan art. Almost 83% of lots sold with over 94% of lots sold bringing at or above their pre-sale estimates. The top lots of the sale all exceeded pre-sale estimates.