ART MARKET WATCH
May 14, 2009MARKET TOPS AT SOTHEBY’S HONG KONGSotheby’s Hong Kong
did a total of $89 million in four days of auctions, Apr. 5-8, 2009, including the firm’s first single-owner wine sale in Asia, which totaled $6.4 million and was 100 percent sold. A new auction record was set for "monochrome porcelain" when a Celadon-glazed reticulated vase from the Qianlong period (1736-1795) sold for HK$47.7 million ($6.1 million), double its presale high estimate.