HONG KONG, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "I am very pleased that Sotheby's Hong Kong sales demonstrated East Asia's resistance to uncertainty and softness in some Western markets and achieved the same full year sales this year as in 2015," commented Tad Smith, Sotheby's Chief Executive Officer. "East Asian confidence and bidding will be a very good thing for upcoming sales."
Kevin Ching, Sotheby's Chief Executive Officer in Asia, said: "The market this week was selective, but demand for the most desirable pieces remained robust and delivered some outstanding prices."
Auctions of Modern & Contemporary Asian Art Achieve $89.5 Million
Contemporary Japanese Works Continue to Perform Well Totaling $19.3 Million,
Exceeding the High Estimate
Contemporary Art Evening Sale Guest-Curated by Asian Pop Icon T.O.P Totals $17.4
Million, Exceeding High Estimate
Auction Attracted a New Generation of Bidders – 40% Were Below 40
Six Chinese Works of Art Sales Total $77.3 Million
A Highly Important Imperial Khotan-Green Jade Seal Sells for $11.7 Million
To an Asian Private Collector
Imperial Inscribed Documentary Wutong Qin from 1745 Sells for HK$55.5/US$7.2 Million,
Setting the World Auction Record for a Qing Dynasty Musical Instrument
Sale of 'Chinese Art through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō' Fetches $6.5 Million, with
Every Lot Sold
Four Exceptional Wine Sales Bring $11 Million
The Asia Edition of the Magnum Decanter of Louis XIII Sells for $190,000 to a
Sales Bring Sotheby's Worldwide Wine Auction Total for the Last 30 Days to $19.5 million,
Clearly Affirming Market Leadership
Sotheby's Hong Kong to Host Exhibition of
Selected Highlights from Bowie/Collector From 12-15 October
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