2009-02-22

Chinese Contemporary Art Ceramics Market Trends Up

During hard times of this financial crisis, the auction market situation become unstable. However, the Chinese contemporary art ceramics gone against the market trend and ascending, which make investors sit up and take notice.




Keep Silence as a Perfect Gentlemen when Watching a Chess Game (by Li Jusheng)



The colorful gold bell bottle named "Karaoke Map" owned by Zhu Jianxin sold on the 2008 RongBao Autumn auction with a final price 39,200 Yuan;

On the China JiadDe 2008 Autumn, a color underglazed porcelain bottle named "Boating on River" owned by Bai Lei was sold on price 78,400 Yuan;

On the Beijing HanHai 2008 Autumn, a Zhen Baichong hand-painted color landscape porcelain bottle sold for 89,600 Yuan, at same time, a fine porcelain bottle painted with tiny Wang Zhiwen calligraphy and landscape painting was sold for 224,000 Yuan by the buyer.

On the China Guardian 2008 Autumn Auction a ceramic figurine called "I'm pregnant" made by Zhou Guozhen was sold on price 257,600 Yuan; A high temperature color glazed porcelain ware made by Li Jusheng and named "keep silence as a perfect gentlemen when watching a chess game" sold on a highest price as 1,904,000 Yuan.




I'm Pregnant (by Zhou Guozhen)


As early as on the China Guardian 2007 Spring Auction, the first special auction for "Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art" in China was launched already, on which the mainly auctioned arts&crafts were came form contemporary artists of industrial arts in JDZ, and there were totally 79 pieces of artworks were sold out and the total mount of sales is 15,784,160 Yuan, with a high transaction rate of 97.4%.

Among them, a high-temperature colored glaze inlay ware named "Teenage Life" produced by LI Jusheng, one of great masters of industrial arts in China was sold for 1.232 million Yuan, which is the highest price on the auction.

Through the Guardian 2007 Spring Auction collectors become to realize the value of Chinese contemporary ceramic art, while on auctions hold on autumn later, Beijing HanHai and RongBao auction also opened its special auction for modern and contemporary art ceramics separately, and both of them has acquired good achievements at this hard times of the auction market caused by the current international financial crisis, and the value of master artworks also show a up trend in the market.




Teenage Life (By Li Jusheng)

Mr. Chen Linlin, the project manager of China Jia De Porcelain Crafts Department believes that with its unique techniques, strong sense of the times, originality and technicality, Chinese modern and contemporary ceramic arts & crafts have attracted collectors, and as the collecting mentality of collectors become mature gradually, the traditional criteria lines of "Judge a hero via ages and times" is now slowly changing, and they thought the artistic value of the artwork is worthy more attention.

In addition, as there are no technique problems in contemporary art ceramics, the art value of a special artwork could be identified easily by collectors, together with the market is still in its infancy, so the average price of which is rather lower and no bubbles in it, so there is a large space for price rising in future.

The head of Beijing HeBiXing Ceramic Art Museum Mrs. Wen Li said that she had realized the collection value of contemporary art ceramics since three years ago, she often visited those masters of industrial arts and professors in Ceramic Academies in Jingdezhen, LongQuan, and buy fine artworks once encountered.

As artworks she collected more and more, she found the current market had not put enough attention on contemporary art ceramics. Upon that she opened the HeBiXing Ceramic Art Museum, and devoted to create the primary market of art ceramics. After three years of painstaking efforts, she found some improvements in the market finally, and the success of the auction market also has given more confidence to collectors aimed for Chinese contemporary art ceramics.



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2 comments:

Susan said...

Yesterday, I was going through some modern designs on Modern Art and I found amazing collection.

Wholesale ceramics said...

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