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Super Thangkas sail away at Bonhams Asian Art Week London sales
An exceptionally rare complete set of thangkas of the Panchen Lamas of Tashilhunpo, Tibet, circa 1835. Sold for £551,000. Photo: Bonhams.

LONDON.- The international auctioneers Bonhams has announced more than £10m of Asian sales during Asia Week 2017. Its five sales made a total of £10,793,751.

Among the highlights was the White Glove sale of The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine Thangkas on 11 May in which every one of the 49 lots was sold. The top lot was an exceptionally rare complete set of thangkas of the Panchen Lamas of Tashilhunpo, circa 1835, estimated at £200,000 – 300,000 which sold for £551,000. The sale made a total of £2,181,250.

Leading the Fine Chinese Art sale, also held on 11 May, was a rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty, which sold for an exceptional £851,000 after a tense bidding war. A very rare Imperial famille rose twelve-leaf screen from the Jiaqing period made £485,000 against an estimate of £100,000-150,000. The sale total was £4,831,025.

In total the Chinese Art sales in New bond St, London, made a total of £7,012,275.

In Part II of The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke, the leading item was a beautiful 18th century ivory netsuke of a recumbent ox by Tomotada, Kyoto, considered to be unique. It sold for £149,000 having been estimated at £25,000-30,000. The sale total was £1, 154,625.

The top lot in the Fine Japanese Art Sale on 11 May was a gold-lacquer four-case inro by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), made between 1870-1890. Estimated at £20,00-30,000, it sold for £61,250 in a sale which made a total of £1,144,726.

Bonhams London currently holds the world record prices for Netsuke and for pieces by the artist Shibata Zeshin

The Asian Art sale in Knightsbridge on 8 and 9th May made £1,482,062 with a pale green jade 'kui dragons' vase and cover selling for £40,000 against an estimate of £4,000-6,000.

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