Bei­jing Coun­cil auc­tion house kicks off au­tumn sea­son

Global Times - - LIFE -

Bei­jing Coun­cil’s au­tumn auc­tion sea­son kicked off on Wed­nes­day with an event that saw four items sell for more than 10 mil­lion yuan ($1.45 mil­lion) each.

The Im­por­tant Chi­nese Ce­ram­ics from Pri­vate Col­lec­tions auc­tion brought in a to­tal of 79.29 mil­lion yuan.

Among the four high­est-selling items was a blue and white plate dec­o­rated with grapes dat­ing back to the Yon­gle Pe­riod of the Ming Dy­nasty (1368-1644). The plate sold for 13.22 mil­lion yuan, al­most four times its start­ing price of 3.5 mil­lion yuan.

This auc­tion sea­son will see a num­ber of an­cient paint­ings and cal­lig­ra­phy works from renowned Chi­nese painters, in­clud­ing Shi Tao, Fu Shan and Wang Duo, go un­der the ham­mer.

Con­tem­po­rary art will also be fea­tured, in­clud­ing works from Ja­panese artist Nara Yoshi­moto.

Photo: Xu Li­uliu/GT

Sit­ting on a Sleep­less Night by Nara Yoshi­moto

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