Results: Christie's Doris Wiener Collection

The results keep rolling in from the various sales at Asia week in NYC and beyond.  Today we focus on the single owner sale of the Doris Wiener collection held at Christie's Rockefeller Center. The included an assortment of classical Indian and Southeast Asian art.

The single owner sale offered a total of 374 lots with 346 selling for a strong 93% sell through rate. The sale totaled $12.79 million, and sold an also strong 96% by value. The top selling lot was an important gilt bronze figure of Padmapani, Nepal, 13th Century which sold for $2.49 million against a pre sale estimate of $250k to $350k (see image). Of the top ten selling lots 5 were noted as anonymous, 2 as European private, 2 as US private and 1 as Asian private.

I will post the consolidate Asia sales results from the major houses when they are published.

Christie's reported on the sale.
Hugo Weihe, International Director, International Specialist, Head of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, comments: “The sale of The Doris Wiener Collection marked a milestone for the field.  Realizing nearly $12.8 million, this is the highest total ever achieved for a single owner collection of classical Indian and Southeast Asian Art at Christie’s.  The collection included an outstanding group of exceptionally rare and beautiful works- a testament to Ms. Wiener’s discerning eye as a doyen in the field.   Many star lots of the sale performed significantly above their pre-sale estimates, especially the important gilt bronze figure of Padmapani and the important bronze group of Somaskanda, reflecting a market that honors quality and provenance.  We were delighted to see wide international participation by buyers in the room, on the phone, and on Christie's LIVE™.  
Source: Christie's 

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