Chinese Paintings – Classical

Asia Week | Spring 2017

New York – Sotheby's Asia Week achieved $52.4 million in six strong auctions, exceeding pre-sale estimates. With 76.5% of lots sold and 60.3% of lots surpassing high estimates, the Asian art sales at Sotheby's indicate continued collector interest in the finest works of art from China, India and and the Himalayas. 

Now is the time to consign to Sotheby’s next Asia Week auctions, which take place in September 2017. Consigning is easy: simply email images and a description of your artwork to

Asia Week Highlights


Sale Calendar

A Lyrical Line: Paintings and Drawings by Francis Newton Souza
3–20 March | Online Auction
On View: 7–18 March

Different Paths: Explorations in Ink
9–24 March | New York | Selling Exhibition
On View: 9–24 March

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art including Property from the Cleveland Museum of Art
15 March 2017
Sale Total: 4,718,375 USD

Ming: The Intervention of Imperial Taste
15 March 2017
Sale Total: 11,339,000 USD

Important Chinese Art
15 March 2017
Sale Total: 10,935,375 USD

Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art
16 March 2017
Sale Total: 6,561,125 USD 

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy
16 March 2017
Sale Total: 14,365,750 USD

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art
18 March 2017
Sale Total: 4,494,688 USD


Please visit our Chinese Works of ArtClassical Chinese Paintings or Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art department pages to contact a specialist, or email

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