Auction result - Chinese export art at Christie's

The Chinese Export Art sale realized $2.31 million at Christie's NY, seeling 88% by lot and 91% by value.  The top lot of the sale was an ink and color on paper from the first half 19th century showing a Tea Production Scene, which realized $116,500. The second highest lot was a large pair of famille rose jars and covers from the Yongzheng/early qianlong period which $98,500. The jars were exquisitely painted with the legend of the Lady Generals of the Yang Family. The story is the subject of a forthcoming film (due to be release this summer ) by top director Ronnie Lee starring Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, Tang Wei and Michelle Yeoh.