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Chinese Paintings – Classical

Consign Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

Now’s 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 property to Ange.Wong@sothebys.com or call +1 212 894 1177.

In 2017, Sotheby’s New York continues to hold the reputation as the market leader for Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy in North America. Our record-setting results are a testament to our expert ability to draw both established collectors and new bidders. From our March 2017 auction of an album of twelve leaves by Zhu Da (Bada Shanren) – realizing $3.13 million– through to our September 2016 auction, which achieved results in excess of $45 million, more than doubling the pre-sale estimate total of $17 million, Sotheby’s continues to deliver outstanding returns for consignors of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy. 

Dedicated sales of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy are held twice a year during New York Asia Week in March and September. Sotheby’s highly-anticipated gatherings for top collectors celebrating Asia Week plays a crucial role in building excitement for the sale and in promoting consignments directly to an elite audience of potential buyers. 

Our team of specialists from New York is inviting consignments for our fall September auction, and would be delighted to speak with you.

Meet with our Specialists for a complimentary valuation: 

Hong Kong: 26 May – 1 June
Beijing: 2–4 June
Taipei: 5–9 June
Tokyo: 10–15 June

No fees will be collected until the item is offered in auction.

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ZHU DA (BADA SHANNEN), FLOWERS, BIRDS, FISH AND FRUIT . INK ON PAPER, ALBUM OF TWELVE LEAVES (SIX SELECTED LEAVES). ESTIMATE $2,500,000–3,500,000. SOLD FOR $3,132,500 IN MARCH 2017.

 

LEAD IMAGE: XU BEIHONG, LION, INK AND COLOR ON PAPER, MOUNTED FOR FRAMING. ESTIMATE $150,000–200,000. SOLD FOR $828,500.

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