Chinese Paintings, Jades and Bronzes Continue Strong Auction Performance  

Chinese Paintings, Jades and Bronzes Continue Strong Auction Performance

Chinese Paintings, Jade and Bronze Articles Among Top Performers of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Asian Works of Art Auction

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.

Chinese scroll painting - Chinese Works of Art
Jade censer - Chinese Works of Art
Bronze Dragon - Chinese Works of Art

Numerous jade items performed well against estimates such as a pair of fine white jade bowls, with an estimate of $15,000 – 25,000, that sold for $60,000 and a carved jade tripod censer and cover, which sold for $21,250 against a $20,000 – $25,000 presale estimate.

 

Bronze articles were among many of the sale’s top lots sold. These included a hardstone inset gilt bronze circular dragon box and cover, which sold for $37,500, a Sino-Tibetan parcel-gilt bronze figure of four-armed Avalokiteshvara, which sold for $32,500, and a parcel gilt-bronze incense burner, which sold for $25,000. Also of interest was a large bronze model of a dragon, which sold for $15,000 against a $700 – 900 presale estimate.

 

Many of the top lots were offered from passionate Chinese art collectors and estates and had strong provenance while being recently fresh to the market. The provenance and high quality of the Chinese and Japanese items drew high prices, showing continued strength in the category.

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