Chinese Works of Art

Overview

This department offers great masterpieces of Chinese art 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 Meiyintang Collection, Property from J.T. Tai and Co., the Collection of Carl Kempe and the Estate of Emile Guimet. Recent successes include the extraordinary prices of $36 million for an exceptionally important doucai 'chicken cup', $15.8 million for a massive Imperial white jade "Xintian Zhuren" seal, the record-breaking $22-million for an outstanding blue and white vase with fruit sprays and $26.6 million for an outstanding Ru guanyao lobed brush washer, which set the world auction record for Song ceramics.

Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department holds two auctions each year in London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris.

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Contact Us

LONDON:
+44 (0) 20 7293 6442
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8128
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7332
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 16

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Contacts

  • Chinese Works of Art
    Nicolas Chow
    Chairman, Asia | International Head | Chairman, Chinese Works of Art
    Hong Kong
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Robert Bradlow
    Senior Director | Head of Department
    London
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Dr Caroline Schulten
    Senior Director | Head of Department, Asian Department
    Paris
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Angela McAteer
    Vice President | Head of Department
    New York
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Henry Howard-Sneyd
    Chairman of Asian Art
    London
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Christina Prescott-Walker
    Senior Vice President | Division Director, Asian Art and Decorative Arts
    New York
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Julian King
    Senior Director | International Specialist
    Hong Kong
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Sam Shum
    Senior Director | Senior Specialist
    Hong Kong
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Stephen Loakes
    Director | Senior Specialist
    London
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Carrie Li
    Senior Director | Senior Specialist
    Hong Kong
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Amanda Muscato
    Administrator
    New York
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Olivier Valmier
    Deputy Director | Specialist, Asian Department
    Paris
  • Chinese Works of Art
    Joan Yip
    Expert Liaison, Chinese Paintings, Asian Department
    Paris

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