Tag Archives: Qing

Seal Sets Record, Prove Popular With Collectors, Tourists

I’ve been in the room when an unnoticed or misidentified piece of Asian art hammers down at ten or more times the estimate. Chinese art and antiques having been owned by collectors for some time in America has a good chance of being the real deal, but it appears the most knowlegable people on the

What can Record Prices From China Say About the Market for American Antiques?

The recent sale of a mid-18th century Qing dynasty vase for $68 million to a Chinese buyer is appearing with some frequency in the media. It’s also the latest in a long list of high-price heirlooms that have headed back to China. I’ve had some success selling items with Chinese origins, although much less significant,

Skinner’s Auction of Asian Works of Art Nets $4.8M

The auction house Skinner reported its auction of Asian Works of Art held in late June grossed $4,822,312.50, including buyer’s premium. Of the 1,700 works offered, 95 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value, many far exceeding pre-sale high estimates. Chinese material was especially sought with all four works exceeding the $100,000 mark