Saturday, July 23, 2016

Leading Asia: Sotheby's Asia 2016 Half Year Sales Achieve $461.5 Million, up 22%

Kangxi Seal of the Mandate of Heaven. Photo: Sotheby's.
HONG KONG.- Commenting on the 2016 first half year results, Kevin Ching, Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s Asia, says: ‘We are delighted by the exceptional half year results that reached 22% over last year. After more than four decades in Asia, Sotheby’s maintains an unrivalled ability to source the finest and rarest objects from notable collections around the world – a critical element to our success. Longstanding relationships with seasoned collectors worldwide led to a number of important consignments – from the Pilkington Collection of Chinese ceramics, to Zhang Daqian’s Peach Blossom Spring, to the Mi Yun Hall Collection of Classical Chinese Paintings – that drove remarkable results across collecting categories. [link]

Fine Chinese Paintings Auction Scene (Apr 5). Photo: Sotheby's.