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Chinese Paintings – Classical

Asia Week | Fall 2018

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ZHANG DAQIAN (CHANG DAI-CHIEN), WATER AND SKY GAZING AFTER RAIN IN SPLASHED COLOR. LOT SOLD FOR $6,550,400.

Sotheby’s leads the field in 2018 for Asian art in New York. This past March, Sotheby’s New York’s eleven auctions of Asian art totaled $78.3 million, far exceeding its estimate of $50 million. Collectors from Asia, Europe and the Americas bid competitively for over 1,300 works of art spanning more than 3,500 years of history. Zhang Daqian’s Water and Sky Gazing After Rain in Splashed Color brought $6.6 million, the highest price for any Zhang Daqian painting sold outside of Asia and the top lot sold at auction across Asia Week New York. Other highlights include an exceptionally rare and important Xuande mark and period blue and white ewer which soared past its estimate of $600,000–800,000 to sell for $3.1 million, and a rare and large 13th century Tibetan bronze figure of Ekadashamukha Lokeshvara which brought $1.6 million. Click on the links below to learn more about this season’s impressive results.

We are now inviting consignments for Asia Week in September 2018. Click below for a complimentary valuation of your artwork. You may also speak with an expert or schedule an appointment by emailing asiaweek@sothebys.com or calling +1 212 606 7332 (Chinese Works of Art) / +1 212 894 1177 (Chinese Paintings).

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Chinese Works of Art, Hang Yin

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Chinese Paintings, Xian Fang

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Meet with Our Specialists

Given the strength of the market, we cordially invite you to consign with us in our next international sale season. Our specialists are travelling around North America this spring to offer complimentary auction appraisals and meet with collectors, and would be delighted to speak with you about your Chinese art. A full listing of our specialist’s travel schedule is listed below.  

Given the strength of the market, we cordially invite you to consign with us in our next international sale season. Our specialists are travelling around North America this spring to offer complimentary auction appraisals and meet with collectors, and would be delighted to speak with you about your Chinese art. A full listing of our specialists' travel schedule in Canada is listed below. 

Chinese Works of Art
British Columbia: 18–22 May
Ontario: 22–25 May
Quebec: 22–25 May

Chinese Paintings
Toronto, Ontario: Early May
Vancouver, British Columbia: 12–13 May

 

Asia Week Spring 2018 Results

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