Christie’s said that it had cancelled the auction for the « Min Fanglei « , a fabulous Chinese archaic bronze, which was planned for today, preferring selling it through a private transaction. This peace was considered as the highlight of the Asia Week that gathers major merchants and auctions houses in New York this week.
Christie’s cancels the auction for a fabulous Chinese bronze because of a private transaction
According to Christie’s, the deal has been finalized with a group of private Chinese collectors from the Hunan province. The buyers aim to offer it as a gift to the Hunan provincial museum which already owns the recipient cover, that was not part of Christie’s auction. PB
Read more (in french) : https://artwithoutskin.com/2014/03/20/christies-annule-la-vente-aux-encheres-dun-fabuleux-bronze-chinois-pour-une-transaction-privee/