With sales up 13% from the pre-pandemic year of 2019, the auction house is having its strongest start in six years.
Rediscoveries and museum acquisitions have bolstered the Old Master's value.
Overall, bidding was tepid, with a below-average sell-through rate of 78 percent.
Records were set for Loie Hollowell, Avery Singer, Christine Ay Tjoe and Kim Tschang-Yeul.
With eyes on Asia, Max Moore was named head of contemporary sales in Hong Kong.
The artist's still lifes are sought after on the auction block.
Last week, Christie's Modern British art evening sale mounted its second highest-historic total.
A Degas pastel depicting a ballerina will come to the market after six decades of being held privately.
The work's sale was shy of the record for a van Gogh work on paper.