Christie’s Japanese and Korean Art sale realized the highest total at Christie’s New York for a series of Chinese Works of Art sales

. March 25, 2008

Carrying the momentum from yesterday’s record Japanese and Korean Art sale, today realized the highest total at Christie’s New York for a series of Chinese Works of Art sales, with an average lot value of 80% sold between the three sales.

Tina Zonars, International Director of Chinese Works of Art said, “Today’s total of $26,299,588 set a record for the highest series of Chinese works of art sales at Christie’s New York. A testament to the quality of the objects and the strength of the worldwide market, confident bidding was witnessed in all categories. The various owner sale exceeded the pre-sale high estimate with a total of $20,216,925 and set a record for a Liao dynasty bronze, with highly spirited bidding in a packed salesroom. The Meriem Collection of snuff bottles, part II, was 100% sold and set a record for a Chinese snuff bottle, emphasizing the growing international appeal of this collecting field. The sale of Chinese textiles from the collection of Linda Wrigglesworth was the first of its kind in the U.S., marking the accomplishments of this dealer and collector, whose dedication to the field raised Chinese textiles to the status of works of art.”

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