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MING GILT-BRONZE BUDDHA SELLS FOR $30.3 MILLION

 

By Culturekiosque Staff

HONG KONG, 12 OCTOBER 2013 — The five sales of Sotheby's Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art concluded on 8 October with a combined total of HK$1.26 billion / US$161.5 million (total estimate: HK$750 million / US$96 million). Multiple records were set, including the top lot, A Massive Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha which sold for HK$236.44 million / US$30.3 million (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million) to Mr. Zheng Huaxing of Zhongshan Qujuezhai, Guangdong, to be returned to China, setting the World Auction Record For Chinese Sculpture.


Ming Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha
Photo: Sotheby's

Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s Asia Deputy Chairman and International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, said, " With the early 15th century gilt-bronze Buddha, we have set a record for any Asian work of art. While participation from our mainland clients was comparatively muted for the last couple of seasons, they have made an extraordinary comeback this season, with many of our top lots returning to China."

Other Notable Prices and Records

• A Blue and White "Palace" Bowl, Mark and Period of Chenghua, sold for HK$141.24 million / US$18 million (Expected to achieve in excess of HK$80 million / US$10 million) to the preeminent Hong Kong Chinese ceramics dealer, William Chak of Chak’s Company Ltd., achieving The Second Highest Price For Ming Porcelain.

• A Qianlong Celadon-Glazed "Longevity" Ruyi-Handled Vase achieved HK$88.6 million / US$11.4 million (Est. HK$10 – 15 million / US$1.3 – 1.9 million), setting World Auction Record For Qing Monochrome Porcelain.

• A Dry Lacquer Head of Buddha from the Tang Dynasty from the Sakamoto Goro Collection achieved HK$40.44 million / US$5.2 million (Est. HK$20 – 30 million / US$2.6 – 3.9 million), setting World Auction Record For Tang Sculpture. 

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