Christie’s presents an exceptional sale of fine Chinese ceramics and works of art at Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- On March 22 and 23, Christie’s New York will present Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, which comprises over 650 works across a myriad categories and tastes, including jades, bronzes, sculpture, paintings and furniture. Highlighting the sale is a very rare and important massive gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana from the Ming dynasty (estimate: $2-3 million), which is exceptional for its enormous size, superb casting and fine attention to detail. With estimates ranging from $4,000 to $2 million, the sale is expected to realize in the region of $23 million. This impressive ritual wine vessel belongs to a small group of late Shang zun, which features two lower registers of taotie masks and animal designs in low relief. The rounded middle section is cast in relief on each side with a large mysterious taotie mask with large staring oblong eyes, set above two pairs of confronted birds with