Top 10: Chinese Artworks
10) Anonymous Ru washer - $27 million
Ru Guanyao Lobed Brush Washer bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Sold for HK$207,860,000 ($27 million) at Sotheby’s in April 2012.
9) Anonymous Dynasty jar - $28.6 million
Blue and White Yuan Dynasty jar, mid 14th century, sold for £15,688,000 ($28,657,944) at Christie’s in July 2005.
8) Chen Gao – $28.7 million
Playing Clarinet on a Horseback, by a little-known Song Dynasty artist, sold for 184 million yuan ($28.7 million) at Beijing JiuGe Auctions in June 2011.
7) Lang Shi-ning – $31.8 million
Scroll depicting the Qianlong army and emperor (18th century) sold for 203.7 million yuan ($31.8million) at France’s Marc Labarbe auction house in March 2011.
6) Wen Zhengming - $36.98 million
The Eight Songs of the Xiao and Xiang rivers (16th century). Sold for 247 million yuan ($36.98 million) at Beijing JiuGe auction in June 2011.
5) Xu Beihong - $42.37 million
Xu Beihong's Cultivation on the Peaceful Land (1951) sold for 266.8 million yuan ($42.37 million) at Beijing Poly International in December 2011.
4) Wang Meng - $62.1 million
Zhichuan Resettlement (14th century) sold for 402.5 million yuan ($62.1 million) at Beijing Poly International in June 2011.
3) Huang Tingjian - $67.2 million
An 11th century scroll attributed to Huang Tingjian sold for 436.8 million yuan ($67.2 million) at Beijing Poly International in 2009.
2) Qi Baishi - $65.5 million
Qi Baishi’s Eagle Standing on Pine Tree (1946) sold for 425.5 million yuan ($65.5 million) at China Guardian in May 2011.
1) Anonymous Pinner Qing vase - $85.9 million
An 18th century Pinner Qing dynasty vase sold for £53,100,000 ($85,921,461) at Bainbridges auction house in London, November 2010.
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