Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ September Asian Works of Art sale drew strong bidding for Chinese paintings, jade and bronze articles in particular. Many of the sale’s top lots were sold to buyers in mainland China who were participating via phone, closing many lots well above high estimates.
A scroll ink and color painting with the signature of Xia Gui sold for $118,750 (estimated at $2,000 – 4,000) and another attributed to Fu Baoshi sold for $50,000 (estimated at $3,000 – 5,000). Both sold to phone bidders in China who were bidding against many other international phone bidders. Four embroidered silk wall panels exceeded expectations, selling for $45,000 against a $5,000 – 7,000 estimate.