Upcoming Auctions & Exhibitions
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.