Asia Week: A Sotheby’s Auction Event
Posted August 31st, 2012 | by The Update
History buffs and collectors of Asian art will be elated to hear about this unique auction opportunity beginning September 7th through Sotheby’s Auction House.
Sotheby’s: Representing some of the world’s oldest and most diverse cultures, the vast region of Asia is celebrated between 7th and 13th September in this week of exhibitions, lectures, events and auctions at Sotheby’s in New York. The auctions are led by the sale of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art, which features stellar properties gathered from a variety of private collections.
Our Chinese Works of Arts department will be holding a three-session, two day sale of approximately 400 lots. One such notable collection is the Shaw Collection of Qing porcelains, assembled during the mid-1980s from pieces acquired mostly at auctions held in Hong Kong and New York. Another highlight in the ceramics category is An Important Wucai ‘Fish’ Jar, Jiajing Mark and Period, de-accessioned from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and sold to benefit the Asian art acquisitions fund.
Rounding out the week of auctions and events will be our Classical Chinese Paintings sale. With a total of 150 lots, the sale presents a well selected variety of excellent works by the leading artists from Ming and Qing dynasties.
Click here to find out more and see how to bid online or absentee bid during this event.