Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Chinese hanging scroll, $2.629 million, Sotheby’s

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall

A Chinese hanging scroll by Zheng Xie (1693-1765) that had been in the same collection for 40 years, titled Bamboo and Rock, sold for $2.629 million at Sotheby’s Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 16-18 in New York City. Also, a fine and rare celadon-glazed “Dragon” vase carrying the Kangxi mark and period soared to $2.285 million; and a 15th century Nepalese gilt-copper structure of Indra that had been in the historic collections of the Dukes of Northumberland since the 19th century changed hands for $785,000. Prices include a 12 percent buyer’s premium.

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