Sotheby’s New York Sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Total a Record $71,320,518


NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’s sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art have concluded, bringing the overall total for the series of auctions to $71,320,518 (est. $17.5/25.1 million), the highest total ever achieved anywhere in New York. All three auctions exceeded their estimates and competitive bidding was seen across all categories and periods. The sales followed an energetic exhibition period packed with collectors from the United States, Europe and Asia. Sotheby’s Asia Week auctions began with the much anticipated sale of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. The auction brought a stunning total of $36,312,493 and was nearly 94% sold by lot. The sale of more than 300 lots took over nine hours, with multiple bidders in the room, on the phones and online competing for nearly every lot. The sale was led by An Unusual ‘Famille Rose’ and Gold Decorated Vase, Probably Republican Period, which s