Ashburn, VA - From September 15-18, in conjunction with Asia Week, Oakridge offered 593 lots of fine Asian art, including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and jades.
Building upon the success of last month’s Asian Arts auctions, which included Oakridge’s first white glove sale, last week’s Fine Asian Arts sale maintained Oakridge’s reputation for exceptional results in this category. With a sale total in excess of $2 million, the auction exceeded its pre-sale high estimate by 25%, with 46% of all lots selling at or above high estimate.
The star lot was 273, a pair of Chinese blue and white bowls, Wanli period, Ming dynasty, sold for $77,190, more than doubling their pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. After a five minute bidding war in which 28 bids were placed, the hammer ultimately fell to a buyer on the phone.
A close second was a landscape painting attributed to Fu Baoshi (lot 129) that sold for $74,400, many times its pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500, the market emphatically confirming the attribution of this conservatively estimated work.
Other top lots include lot 267, a pair of famille rose Sheng De Tang mark bowls, Daoguang period, that fetched $71,300; a Chinese white jade handled vase, 18th/19th century, sold for $54,600; and landscape paintings by Zhang Daqian (lot 82) and Zhao Shaoang (lot 48) which achieved $40,920 and $39,680, respectively.
Oakridge is currently accepting consignments for our next Asian Arts sale, scheduled for November 18-20, 2022.
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