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A Major Song Piece from China

Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 16 December 2017 - 14:30 (CET) - Salle 14 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

The Asian week that has galvanised Paris for the last few years just before the Christmas truce has become both a tradition and an eagerly-awaited event. This time around was no exception. Eleven specialist sales were held at Drouot, with several auction houses featuring a chapter within a more classical programme. The...

China, Song Dynasty (960-1279), remarkable statue of Guanyin, in polychrome wood... A Major Song Piece from China
China, Song Dynasty (960-1279), remarkable statue of Guanyin, in polychrome wood with traces of gold lacquer, height: 102 cm.
Result: €2,470,000

The Asian week that has galvanised Paris for the last few years just before the Christmas truce has become both a tradition and an eagerly-awaited event. This time around was no exception. Eleven specialist sales were held at Drouot, with several auction houses featuring a chapter within a more classical programme. The result was impressive: nearly €20 M, headed by the €8.8 M obtained for the painting by Sanyu, which set a Western record for a picture by the artist, and the €2,470,000 for this Guanyin from the Song period.

Saturday 16 December 2017 - 14:30 (CET)
Salle 14 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009
De Baecque et Associés ,
Leclere - Maison de ventes
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