Chinese Works of Art

Sotheby’s Leads the European Market for Chinese Art

By Sotheby's

O ver the last two years at Sotheby’s, the UK and Continental Europe has seen a broad array of success with ‘Single Owner’ sales leading the market for Asian Art in both London and Paris. Three ‘white glove’ auctions (100% sold) in London were topped off by a world record for ancient Jade carvings in Paris last December. The notable feature of the European market is the strength in breadth of material, from Ancient Ritual bronzes and Jade carvings to furniture, gilt bronze figures and collections of jade to every great period of ceramic production from the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing Dynasties. This has led to remarkable world record prices across the board and Sotheby’s emphatically leading the market in the region.

To explore the strength of the market please view the film and market report and if you would like any advice on all aspects of buying and selling Chinese ceramics and works of art in this dynamic and strong market, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team on CWAeurope.enquiries@sothebys.com.

European Market Report: Outstanding Results in Chinese Art

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