Rare Imperial Works of Art & Chinese Paintings Achieve Strong Prices 
Far Exceeding Pre-Sale High Estimates 
* A Magnificent Zitan Table Sold For JPY299 Million *
Tokyo Chuo Auction held its 5th anniversary sales from 2-5 September 2015 at Tokyo Dome Hotel achieving spectacular results. In a packed saleroom, collectors from around the world competed furiously for more than 1,000 exceptional offerings including rare Imperial works of art, classical and modern Chinese paintings, Buddhist sculptures, fine jewellery and watches. Strong prices were recorded across all categories with many lots surpassing their pre-sale estimates.
Demand for offerings in the "Important Chinese Art Evening Sale” was particularly strong, led by a magnificent and rare zitan table from the Qianlong period (1736-1795) which realized a staggering JPY 299,000,000 after spirited bidding, more than doubling its high estimate. Formerly in an esteemed collection, this splendid table is finely carved in deep relief with clouds and bats and floral scroll. The combination of beautiful design, graceful proportions and superb craftsmanship makes it a truly exceptional example of furniture made in the Qing Palace Workshops.
Another star lot was Spectacular Landscapes by Wang Fu (1362-1416) which sold for JPY230,000,000. A hanging scroll, The Glow of Autumnal Dales, by Wu Zhen (1280-
1354) sold for JPY230,000,000, multiple times its pre-sale estimate.
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