Chinese collectors find gold-mine in Sweden, carved libation cup sold today for SEK 1,97 Million
The last day of the Classic sale was dedicated to Chinese decorative arts. The room was filled with extremely konowledgeable Chinese collectors who are well aware of the high quality of the objects brought to Sweden during the last few centuries. Many of the buyers are themselves experts in their chosen fields of interest.
- Swedes, diplomats and businessmen, who collected Chinese works of art during the 17th, 18th or 19th century were extremely well-read and were actively seeking information about Imperial China. Building a collection was a passion not an investment. Consequently, Sweden is a gold mine for today’s collectors in China, a market with a great amount serious buyers, this is what we see during our sales. Some objects are particularly attractive and are sold for fantastic prices, says Cecilia Nordström, specialist in orientalist decorative arts at Bukowskis.
Highlights from today’s sale
Bronze vessel, prob. Ming, SEK 343 000 (est 30 000 - 40 000)
Bronze temple bell, Korea (1300/1400), SEK 208 250 (est 8 000 - 10 000)
Sculpture, daoistic deity, late Ming, SEK 147 000 (est 25 000 - 30 000)
Buddha, guilt bronze, 18th century, SEK 232 750 (est 25 000 - 30 000)
Libation cup, Kangxi (1654-1722), SEK 1,97 Million (est 700 000 - 800 000)
Brush washer, nephrite, late Qing, SEK 238 875 (est 6 000 - 8 000)
Plate, Ming, Zhengdes charachter mark, SEK 539 000 (est 150 000 - 200 000)
Bowl, porcelain Ming, SEK 637 000 (est 200 000 - 250 000)
All final prices include buyer's premium.