A Superb and Very Rare Cloisonné Enamel Deep Bowl, Ming Dynasty, 15th-Early 16th century. Price Realized: $2,629,000. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd
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NEW YORK, NY., –Many of the works presented as part of Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week in New York had great provenance. Evidently, this is one of the reasons art collectors and lovers of Asian art vigorously contested against one another to win these priced jewels. The other reason is that these works by Indian and Southeast Asian Artists are high in aesthetics. They came from the hands and minds of skilled crafters. The bidding war amongst art collectors for South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art led to unprecedented auction prices. The auction result shows a renewed interest in Asian Art. Here are the top ten lots at the Christie’s Asia Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in New York. All sold prices include buyer’s premium.
1. Lot 1246: A Rare Yellow and Pale Brown Jade Vase and Cover, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736 -1820). Estimate: 300,000 -500,000 -Price Realized: $581,000, £354,410 € 453,180- Buyer: Asian Private.
2. Lot 1001: An Important and Very Rare Bronze Ritual Stem Bowl, Dou, Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8thcentury BC. Estimate :$200,000-$300,000 – Price Realized: $401,000, £244,610, € 312,780- Buyer: Asian Private
3. Lot 815: A Rare Early Ming Blue and White ‘Lotus Bouquet’ Dish, Yongle Period (1403-1425). Estimate: $150,000-200,000- Price Realized: $389,000, £237,290, € 303,420- Buyer: Asian Private
4. Lot 1120: A Jade –Embellished Zitan Corner -Leg Table, Xiaotiaozhou, 19th century. Estimate: 60,000-80,000- Price Realized:$365,000, £ 222,650,€ 284,700- Buyer: US Trade
5. Lot 1110: A Very Rare Large Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Painting Table, Hua’an, 17th century. Estimate:$200,000-300,000- Price Realized: $365,000, £ 222,650, € 284,700. Sold to Asian Private during the Asian art week.
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6. Lot 1025: A Finely Cast Gilt- Bronze Figure Of Avalokiteshvara, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century, Probably Zhengtong Period (1436-1449). Estimate:$60,000-80,000- Price Realized: $ 365,000, £222,650, € 284,700- Buyer: Asian Private
7. Lot 1245: A Set of Four Inscribed Spinach-Green Jade Rectangular Plaques, Qianlong – Jiaqing Period, dated to the Jiaxu cyclical year corresponding to either 1754 or1814. Estimate:$10,000-15,000 – Price Realized: $341,000, £ 208,010, € 265,980- Buyer: Anonymous
8. Lot 1039: An Archaistic Gold and Silver -Inlaid Bronze ‘Double-Ram’ Vessel, Zun, Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, 14th -17th century.Estimate:$60,000-80,000- Price Realized: $ 329,000, £ 200,690, €256,620. Sold to Asian buyer during the Asian art week.
9. Lot 1127: A Rare Large Painted Enamel Double -Gourd Vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate:$80,000-120,000-Price Realized: $317,000 £193,370, €247,260- Buyer: Anonymous.
10. Lot 1113: A Rare Pair of Huanghuali ‘Four- Corners Exposed Official’s Hat’ Armchairs, Sichutouguanmaoyi,17th-18th century. Estimate:$150,000 -200,000 – Price Realized:$ 317,000, £ 193,370,€247,260- Buyer: Asian Private.