Chinese Ru-Ware Washer Shatters World Record in Hong Kong

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A new world auction record for Chinese Ceramics was achieved in Hong Kong when an extraordinarily rare Ru guanyao brush washer sold for HK$294.3 million ($37.7million) after 20 minutes of tense bidding. Regarded as the most celebrated of all wares in the history of Chinese ceramics, the brush washer broke the previous record of HK$281.24 Million (US$36.05 Million) set in 2014 by a Ming Dynasty Chicken Cup. With eighteen auctions over five days, the Autumn Sale series achieved a grand total of HK$3.15 billion (US$404 million), a 42% increase in sales compared to one year ago, lifting Sotheby’s annual total for major auctions held in Hong Kong to the highest level since 2014. Top prices achieved spanned centuries and categories with sixteen auctions records established. Click to see the week’s top prices.

Chinese Ru-Ware Washer Shatters World Record in Hong Kong

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