Huanghuali table achieves $137,500 at Christie’s Art of China auction
NEW YORK – Christie’s Art of China: Winter Edition Including Property from the Irving Collection, which ended Dec. 9, achieved a total of $1.9 million with 94% sold by lot, 100% sold by value, and 316% hammer above low estimate. The top lot was a huanghuali trestle-leg table from the 19th century that sold for $137,500, over six times its presale estimate. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.
Additional highlights included a mottled pale green and russet jade cong from the Ming Dynasty or later that realized: $75,000. The carved cylinder measured 3 ¾ inches high.
A lot of two jade cong, the larger 4 3/8 inches high, sold for $68,750.
Christie’s Asian Art Online: Winter Edition, which consisted of four distinct sales in New York and Hong Kong, achieved a combined total of $3.6 million. The sales offering a wide breadth of art from across the Chinese region, ranging from 15th-century paintings and calligraphy to contemporary ink paintings.
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