Leonard Joel’s Decorative Arts and Asian Works of Art auctions on 22 and 23 June delivered extraordinary results, achieving a total hammer of $1,226,360 (IBP) and cementing Leonard Joel as a market leader in these broad and desirable auction categories. The Asian Works of Art auction also featured the impressive and highly sought after Ambassador Nicolaas Arie Johannes de Voogd Collection, which alone realised a staggering 450% by value, selling for $420,000 against a low estimate of $92,000.
Bidding was competitive throughout both auctions, with participants bidding live online, over the phone, or via absentee bids. The Decorative Arts auction was also the first to welcome back a limited number of in-room bidders. Some lots exceeded their estimates so dramatically that they are certainly worth another look:
Lot 68, An Important Imperially Inscribed Chinese Silver And Gold Embellished Zitan And Lacquer Inkstone Box, Qianlong Mark And Of The Period (1735-1796) sold for a staggering $155,000 IBP, with strong local, national and international bidding quickly surpassing the $100,000 mark against an estimate of $10,000-20,000 and highlighting just how sought after these rare, historically significant pieces are.
Lot 62, A Chinese Bombe Form Bronze Censer, Ming (1368-1644) Or Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), 17th/18th Century and Lot 61, A Chinese White Jade Plaque Of An Apsara, Liao Dynasty (907-1125) Or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) sold for $68,200 IBP and $45,880 IBP respectively, both quickly moving well beyond their estimates.
Art Deco bronze sculptures also proved popular in our Decorative Arts auction, with a fine piece by Gerda Gerdago circa 1920 selling for $16,120 IBP.
The success of these auctions was made possible with the continued support of our global buying and selling community and on behalf of our entire team, we would like to pass on our sincere gratitude.