Art d’Asie Sale Closed The Paris Auction Season With €7.8 Million

Christie’s losing the auction season in Paris, the sale Arts d’Asie achieved €7,8/$8,2M. With 194 lots offered and a global estimate between €3,5M and €5,2M, the auction featured pieces from a selection of major collections, mainly French and European.

The quality of the pieces offered is a tribute to the great French and European collectors and the relevance of their taste, as illustrated by the top lot of the sale, a rare and important Chinese Buddhist triad in gilt bronze, from a European collection, fresh on the market.

Sale total: €7,753,944
Pre-sale estimates: €3,317,700-4,874,700
Number of lots: 194
Buyers from 21 countries.
30% of buyers are millennials.

THE TOP LOT OF THE SALE:

Lot number: 91
Work: A RARE AND IMPORTANT GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST TRIAD CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16th-17th CENTURY
Sold for: €1,902,000
Pre-sale estimate: €200,000-300,000
Lot: A rare and important gilt-bronze Buddhist triad China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. From the collection of a Belgian engineer who worked for the Belgian ‘Compagnie de Tramways et d’Eclairage de Tientsin‘ from 1934 to 1938 in Tianjin, and thence by descent in the family.

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