Top Sellers From NYC Asian Art Week Auctions
Top Sellers From NYC Asian Art Week Auctions

All prices below include buyer’s premium.

Christie’s

The Sublime and the Beautiful: Asian Masterpieces of Devotion—A Ming Dynasty gilded bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha sold for $5,541,000, above the estimate of $2 million–$3 million. 

Indian and Southeast Asian Art—A 13th–14th Century Nepalese copper figure of Avalokitesvara sold for $2,045,000. The next highest selling lot was a nagaraja figure from Tibet’s lost Densatil monastery, for $617,000.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art—The top lot was a rare celadon-glazed relief-decorated archaistic vase from the Qianlong period. It sold to a private U.S. buyer for $1,445,000, well above the estimate of $600,000–800,000.

Fine Chinese Paintings—Bada Shanren “Pine Tree” was the sale’s top-selling lot for $233,000. The next highest selling lot was “Tigers” by Zhang Shanzi and Zhang Daqian for $125,000.

The Ten Signs of Long Life: The Robert Moore Collection of Korean Art—An eight-panel screen depicting the ten signs of long life (Sipjangsaeng-do) was the top lot at $185,000.

Sotheby’s

Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art—A rare Yuan dynasty blue and white dish reached $4,197,000. The second and third lots were early bronze wine ritual vessels, which fetched $2,405,000 and $1,025,000 respectively. 

Archaic Bronzes and the Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll—In total, the 12 lots consisting of 11 bronzes and a scroll fetched $3,491,250. The Ji Zu Yi ritual wine vessel reached $1,265,000, followed by the scroll, which depicts the group of bronzes, at $605,000.

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art—A Vasudeo S. Gaitonde painting sold for $2,517,000, within the estimate of $2 million–$3 million.

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy—A Wang Shouren poem written in 12 sheets sold for $2,045,000, well above the estimate of $60,000–$80,000.

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art—A gilt copper Tara figure sold for $1,025,000. The next two high selling lots were in the $200,000 range: a grey schist standing Buddha, and a thangka depicting Phagmodrupa with his previous lives and lineage.

Bonhams

Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art—A large 32-deity Guhyasamaja mandala from Tibet’s Ngor monastery sold for $929,000. 

Chinese Art from the Scholar’s Studio—An informal portrait of the Daoguang Emperor sold for $389,000.

Fine Japanese Works of Art—“Boys Day Festival,” a watercolor by Ioki Bunsai, sold for $32,500. 

Doyle

Asian Works of Art—A Chinese jade wine pot achieved $2,965,000. Total sales at Doyle, from almost 300 lots, surpassed $10 million.

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