Almost £100,000 has been raised for Parkinson’s UK thanks to an anonymous collector of Chinese art.
The generous benefactor from Surrey sold 17 art works at Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury on 17th May with the full proceeds going to benefit the major UK charity.
Among the lots on offer were an 18kg lacquered bronze figure of a Buddhist deity (lot 453), which fetched £50,000, and a pair of 18th century red lacquer boxes carved with dragons (lot 452), which sold for £22,000.
Asian Art specialist, John Axford, was delighted with the results. “There is continued interest in Chinese art and the objects consigned on behalf of Parkinson’s UK were beautiful examples of 17th and 18th century artworks. Their inclusion in the sale is an act of extraordinary generosity on the part of our vendor and I hope that the sum raised will really benefit the work carried out by Parkinson’s UK.”
Paul Jackson Clark, Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We, and the 145,000 people living with Parkinson's in the UK, are so grateful for this incredible act of generosity from the seller. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure. But thanks to our supporters, we’re getting closer to life changing new treatments everyday all whilst providing ongoing support for all of those affected.”
The 17 lots sold for a total of £98,900.