Chinese Ceramics Haven't Stopped Selling

Sotheby’s had a late sale of 218 lots from a single owner–including 80 Chinese ceramics–that continued the trend of Chinese ceramics posting very strong prices. Totaling more than $8.39m, the sale was 90% sold by lot with the top two lots going to British dealers Littleton & Hennessy :

The auction was led by a strong group of over 80 pieces of Chinese porcelain and works of art, most notably A Rare Large Chinese ‘Famille-Rose’ ‘Millefleurs’ Altar Garniture bearing six character Qianlong marks and of the period, which more than doubled it’s high estimate in selling for $2,098,500 (pictured at top). The garniture has provenance going back to England at the end of the 19th century