Top 10 Art Auction Prices in December

1.
Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Title: Rome (from Mount Aventine)
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Size: 36.5 x 49.5 in. / 92.7 x 125.7 cm.
  • Sale Of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Sold For: 30,322,500 GBP (47,609,514 US$)
2.
Adriaen de Vries
  • Title: Bacchic figure supporting the globe
  • Medium: bronze
  • Size: 42.90 in. / 1090 cm.
  • Sale Of: Christie's New York: Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Sold For: 27,885,000 US$ Premium
3.
Emperor Qianlong
  • Title: 御笔《白塔山记》 (in 3 sections)
  • Medium: handscroll; ink on paper
  • Size: 10.6 x 44.1 in. / 27 x 112 cm.
  • Sale Of: Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
  • Sold For: 116,150,000 CNY (18,885,257 US$) Premium
4.
Canaletto
  • Title: Venice, the Piazza San Marco looking east towards the basilica
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Size: 23 x 36.2 in. / 58.5 x 92 cm.
  • Sale Of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Sold For: 5,458,500 GBP (8,570,419 US$)
5.
Huang Binhong
  • Title: 江山卧游图 (in 4 parts)
  • Medium: mounted; work on paper
  • Size: 34.6 x 12.2 in. / 88 x 31 cm.
  • Sale Of: Beijing Council International Auction Co., Ltd.: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Sold For: 48,300,000 CNY (7,855,830 US$)
6.
Xu Beihong
  • Title: 十二生肖册 (album of 12)
  • Medium: work on paper
  • Size: 11 x 14.6 in. / 28 x 37 cm.
  • Sale Of: Beijing Council International Auction Co., Ltd.: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Sold For: 46,000,000 CNY (7,481,742 US$)
7.
Wu Changshuo
  • Title: 花卉 (12 works)
  • Medium: screen; ink on paper
  • Size: 53.9 x 18.9 in. / 137 x 48 cm.
  • Sale Of: Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.: Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Sold For: 38,525,000 CNY (6,262,292 US$)
8.
Fu Baoshi
  • Title: 遵义颂
  • Medium: mounted; ink and color on paper
  • Size: 40.9 x 58.3 in. / 104 x 148 cm.
  • Sale Of: Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.: Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Sold For: 34,500,000 CNY (5,608,023 US$)
9.
Adriaen Coorte
  • Title: Three peaches on a stone ledge, with a Red Admiral Butterfly
  • Medium: oil on paper laid on panel
  • Size: 12.3 x 9.2 in. / 31.3 x 23.3 cm.
  • Sale Of: Sotheby's London: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Sold For: 3,442,500 GBP (5,405,087 US$)
10.
Liu Haisu
  • Title: Yellow Mountain
  • Medium: ink and color on paper
  • Size: 56.3 x 144.5 in. / 143 x 367 cm.
  • Sale Of: Ravenel: Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Sold For: 168,000,000 TWD (5,385,478 US$) Premium
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