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Chinese Art: A Worthwhile Investment

Record-breaking auction sales of Chinese artefacts prove that the Chinese art market is flourishing, we look at where to begin when investing. This March, the Asian Art Week auction by Christie’s in New York secured the highest total ever for an auction series, fetching a grand total of $332,783,188. This staggering historic achievement emphasizes the depth of the ancient Chinese art market across all categories including painting, calligraphy and ceramics. A Fangzun late Shang Dynasty (13th-11th century BC) bronze...

Sales of Chinese Art Exceed Pre-sale Expectations

Sotheby’s May series of Chinese art sales finished last night and realised a combined total of £6,537,125 / US$8,481,920 / HK$66,158,976 – a sum more than the pre-sale estimate of £3.4-5 million. Among the sales of Chinese art were a series of important Chinese art that had previously been unseen on the market for 40 years and this, along with the rarity of the pieces, sparked an intense interest from collections. Returning to Sotheby’s London...

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