Spring and Fall 2015 Asian Art Auctions

By: Chih En Chen

Art

Asian art market continues to grow

Another Waddington’s auction season is underway, and we are delighted with the continued growth of the Asian art market. As it evolves and thrives, we are pleased to offer you the very best Asian collections that Canada presents.

We began the fall season with a successful online auction that concluded on September 17. The cover lot, a Celadon-Glazed Crackleware Vase, realised $6,240 CAD – significantly higher than its original estimate. This is a clear indication that the Asian market has exciting momentum.

Looking back to June, our catalogue sale also yielded excellent results. An 18th Century Rare and Large Bronze Hexagonal Vase, Xuande Mark from the Estate of Elizabeth Helen Livingston realised $62,300 CAD, ten times over its estimate. The paintings of Zhao Shao’Ang (1905-1998) from the Estate of Darius Alain (1926-2013) were another highlight, and together realised $64,800 CAD.

Strong results were also achieved by Chinese porcelain, jades, modern scroll paintings and Himalayan bronzes.

Preparations for our Fall 2015 auction are well underway, and we are pleased to accept consignments until Friday, October 2. I will be in Vancouver from September 29 to October 2, and am available for private appointments.

If you are interested in arranging a meeting, or would like more information about consigning or our auctions in general, please contact Simone Ludlow at scl@waddingtons.ca or 416 847 6195.

Please note that our fall auction catalogue will be bilingual; in English and Chinese, so that the originality of each valued lot can be fully expressed.

Moreover, Waddington’s now has a Chinese name. Feel free to address us as 華汀頓

Chih-En Chen | Asian Art Specialist


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