Past Auction

Asian Works of Art

Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Asian Works of Art Auction Totals $993,594

  • Asian Works of Art Auction Totals $993,594 on March 14, 2016
  • Competitive International Bidding Drove Strong Prices for Chinese and Japanese Works of Art
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the September 2016 Auction

Doyle's Asian Works of Art auction on March 14, 2016 attracted strong competition from an international audience of bidders participating in the salesroom, on the telephones, and live on the Internet. The sale comprised over 350 lots showcasing the arts of China, Japan and Southeast Asia from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings included porcelain, jades, scholars' objects, furniture, bronzes, screens and paintings.

With competitive bidding, the sale totaled $993,594 with 72% sold by lot and 76% by value.

Highlighting the sale was a Japanese Meiji Period cloisonne enamel vase signed Kyoto Namikawa (Workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki; 1845-1927). Measuring 5 7/8 inches in height, the graceful vase captured the attention of bidders, who sent the price soaring past the estimate of $6,000-8,000 to achieve a stunning 59,375.

Chinese works of art featured a Qing Dynasty white jade plaque of double gourd shape and measuring 3 inches in height. It was carved on each side with panels of calligraphy and scenes of a scholar on rockwork and a man kneeling on a sampan along a river bank. Estimated at $8,000-10,000, the plaque fetched a surprisingly strong $56,250. A Qing Dynasty white jade bow of quatrelobed design carved with blossoming prunus branches and measuring 5 inches in length sold for $43,750, well over its $20,000-30,000 estimate.

All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.

Next Asian Works of Art Auction: September 2016

Consignments are currently being accepted for Doyle’s September 2016 Asian Works of Art sale. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please call Marley Rabstenek at 212-427-4141, ext 299 or email [email protected]

Asia Week New York

Doyle is proud to be an Auction House Partner of Asia Week New York, the annual celebration of Asian art taking place each March. New York becomes the world's premier destination for collectors, curators, scholars and enthusiasts of Asian art, with special events presented throughout the city. For information on Asia Week New York, visit or the Chinese language site at 

Consignments are currently being accepted

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