T he Chinese art market remains very strong, with collectors around the world seeking the finest examples of China’s unique artistic heritage. In 2017, Sotheby’s Chinese Art achieved $67.9 million in total sales in New York, against a low estimate of $43.2 million. Dating from the Neolithic period to the early 20th century, over 1500 pieces were sold at auction, with more than half surpassing their high estimates.
Now is an opportune time to consign to Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art auctions, next taking place in March 2018. Our New York team of specialists will be traveling around North America to meet with collectors, offer complimentary appraisals and accept Chinese works of art for our upcoming sales. A full schedule of our specialists' visits is listed below.
If you have a Chinese work of art you would like to show us, simply submit it through the Auction Estimate Platform, email Louise Lui at email@example.com with images and a description of the item, or call us on +1 212 606 7332.
LEAD IMAGE: A RARE YELLOW AND GREEN-ENAMELED BLUE AND WHITE ‘LOTUS’ VASE, QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD. ESTIMATE $60,000–80,000. LOT SOLD FOR $1,116,500 IN THE SEPTEMBER 2017 IMPORTANT CHINESE ART AUCTION.