With eight auctions that garnered bids from over 37 countries, Asian Art Week realized a combined total of $34,720,750. The Fine Chinese Paintings sale kicked off the series with a total of $3,302,250 and 92% sold by value. The top lot of the sale, Ma Xinle’s Horses from the Collection of Steven C. Rockefeller, sold for $312,500.
The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part VI achieved sell-through rates of 100% sold by lot and by value, continuing the tremendous success of the series.
World auction records were set for Zainul Abedin and Mohammed Kibria in the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale, which realized $8,314,624. A masterpiece by Tyeb Mehta, Diagonal XV, led the auction, achieving $1,392,500.
The Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale totalled $2,890,000. The top lot was an important bronze group of seated Shiva and Uma, South India, Tamil Nadu from the late Chola ¬– early Vijayanagra period, which realized $636,500.
Strong results were witnessed for notable private collections, including the Masterpieces of Cizhou Ware: The Linyushanren Collection, Part IV, which totalled $1,230,000, and the Fine Chinese Jade Carvings from Private Collections sale, which totalled $2,710,125.
The continuing demand for Chinese works of art was underscored by strong sell-through rates of over 85% across the sales. We look forward to welcoming you to our FIRST OPEN | Shanghai sale and 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Shanghai on 21 September, as well as our upcoming sales in Hong Kong and London in November.
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