Woolley and Wallis November Asian Art sale makes over £2.5 million

16th November 2017

We are delighted to announce that our November Asian Art sale made an impressive total of over £2.5 million, with buyers from around the world bidding on more than 750 eclectic lots.

The two-day auction began in style with a fiercely-contested Tibetan bronze statue of the Bodhisattva Padmapani, which sold for over four times the top estimate at a final price of £110,000. This was immediately followed by a further bronze Tibetan statue of Buddha from 13th/14th century which achieved £54,600.

Leading the sale was a rare Chinese Imperial pale blue-ground ru-type two-handled archaistic vase, which achieved the highest final price of £162,500

An unusual silk ceremonial suit of armour saw keen interest from bidders in the lead-up to the auction, and after a tense contest was sold to a telephone bidder for £55,000.  This was quickly followed by three libation cups, which between them brought in £85,000.

The sale came to a close on day two with an eclectic collection of Japanese lots, with the last lot of the day, a pair of beautifully intricate Japanese Komai iron vases, sold for £25,000.

Full results from the sale can be found online:

Day One Results

Day Two Results

The next Woolley and Wallis Asian Art, Chinese Paintings and Japanese Works of Art sale will take place on 22nd and 23rd May 2018. Consignments are now open.

All prices inclusive of buyer’s premium at 25%

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