- An American collector paid in the region of $200,000 for a lacquered box by Ogawa Haritsu known as Ritsuō (1663-1747).
- The same collector also bought a Hanzan pottery censer for around $24,000 and a Hanzan inlaid 5-petal-form wood box with windblown theatre curtain design for $48,000.
- a four-case inrō signed by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) was among the first works to sell, at $80,000.
- An ivory carving just 4.2 cm high of a gruff-looking Shōki bending to tie his shoe while an oni runs over his hip, was sold for $17,500.
Eskenazi Ltd: Eskenazi sold 11 works, totalling several million dollars
Collectors from mainland China were particularly taken by a blue and white porcelain vase, Qing dynasty with the Qianlong mark, 1736-1795, and an iron-red decorated blue and white bowl with a Qianlong sealmark in underglaze blue and of the period, 1736-1795. Two other ceramics were acquired by a collector from the Far East: a very important Ming period yellow-glazed porcelain ewer and cover, Jiajing reign mark and of the period, 1522-1566, and a celadon 18th century jardinière.