Chinese Works of Art


This department offers great masterpieces of Chinese art and antiques for auction. Sales include a wide range of works such as ceramics, jades, furniture, bronzes, sculptures, paintings and clocks from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasties.

Sotheby’s international team has cultivated strong relationships with the key collectors in the field, as evidenced by the number of important private collections that have been entrusted to them for sale, amongst them the Dr Wou Kiuan Collection, the Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung, the Meiyintang Collection, and Property from J.T. Tai and Co. Recent successes include the record-setting $15.8 million USD achieved for a Ming dynasty huanghuali folding horseshoe-back armchair, $22.6 million USD for a magnificent Qianlong ruby-ground yancai ‘trigram’ reticulated vase, and $19.5 million USD for a highly important imperial soapstone ‘Qianlong yulan zhi bao’ seal.

Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department holds various live and online sales throughout the year in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong.

Upcoming Valuations:

Geneva – 21st June
Laussane – 22nd June
Bern – 23rd June
Zurich – 26th June

Seville – 27th June
Madrid – 28th June
Barcelona – 29th June

Oslo – 3rd July
Bergen – 4th July

London – 5th – 7th July
Salisbury – 10th July
Windsor – 11th July
Tunbridge Wells – 12th July

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If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Chinese Works of Art sales, please click here.

Contact Us

+852 2822 8128
+1 212 606 7332
+44 (0) 20 7293 6442
+33 1 53 05 53 16

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