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Sothebys 'Atrs d' Asie' Paris 9 December
Hi all -
Sothebys have just put this auction online ...
233 lots including Chinese ceramics, bronzes, paintings/calligraphy, and a few jades, woods, scholars objects and a number of Tibetan and Indian pieces ...
Estimates are somewhat more 'reasonable' then usually seen for a number of thr pieces offered ...
Enjoy viewing via Sothebys website auction pages ...
Hi all -
Sothebys have put these results online ...
Rather mixed overall, with a number of lots unsold ...
Enjoy viewing via Sothebys website results page ...
Thank you Stuart! Without your reminder I would never have looked into that auction as I always thought Sothebys far away from my personal budget. Now I’m the proud owner of lot 97 😋
Dear Birgit -
A pleasure, and delighted you were successful in acquiring Lot 97, my congratulations ...
Birgit, congratulations, they are lovely! Will you post up photos when they arrive, please?
Congratulations! They are very colorful and better yet, have a provenance.
@Shingami Lot 97, congratulations more than 3 is a collection.
Sothebys have sent me the invoice for shipping, it's EUR 406. That is about half what I paid for the items and seems exaggerated for five tiny jars from France to Germany. If I sent them myself to France it wouldn't cost me more than EUR 16. Does anyone have experience how to handle this?
Sounds pretty hefty. But it is also what I have heard. That their billing should be exceptionally high. I remember I talked to this local collector/dealer who had this Ming jade ewer which they had estimated at £10,000. But it didn't sell and they still send a bill at £ 2500 just for listing it at their auction.
I have run into a similar problem recently with Christie’s Hong Kong regarding a huge initial shipping estimate. After asking that they double check, the shipping estimate came back at around half the original estimate. Another option could be contacting a local Paris ‘Pack & Ship’ business that can pick up the jars from Sotheby’s. The auction house should have standard forms you can use to direct them to release items to a third party.
Shipping is such a pain in the a__.
Ouch! That is high. If I were closer, I would have picked them up for you.
I am happy for you to see if it is cheaper to get them sent to me and I will forward them on to you.
Otherwise, I would try some of the packing people as William suggests. I had a quote from one recently but I can't remember the name; it will come back to me, but I do remember it was cheaper than I imagined.
@shinigami For that price, you should tell Sotheby's that the shipping box itself damn well better be at least early 19th C, if not Qianlong.
Thanks so much, Julia, I will keep that as an option. I have looked at the available businesses that offer to pick parcels up in France. They only take around EUR 70 but their ratings are terrible: parcels were lost, damaged or never picked up at all. So I think I will talk to Sothebys about a simple parcel instead of a museum quality box and shipping by French post.
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