Important Chinese Works Of Art At Hong Kong Autumn Sales

Whatever the state of the equity, currency or real estate markets Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2015 is sure to attract a large gathering of collectors and investors and records may be broken.

The series of five sales will offer more than 270 lots with a total estimate of approximately HK$800 million, (US$103 million).

The Autumn sales this year will be highlighted by exquisite court portraits of Imperial Consorts from the Qing dynasty including one by Italian court painter Giuseppe Castiglione.

Other highlights include an extraordinary selection of objects that adorned the most elegant rooms in classical China – from understated and elegant Ming huanghuali furniture made to the scholarly taste to magnificent screens lavishly inlaid with precious material to decorate the palaces of the Qing emperors at the zenith of their power in the 18th century.

One lot that is sure to attract a lot of attention is a Fine And Rare Famille-Rose ‘Peach’ Bowl Mark and Period of Yongzheng Diameter 11.4 cm pictured above which has an estimate of HK$40 – 60 million, (US$5.1 – 7.7 million).

Yongzheng porcelain bowls with famille-rose peach-and-bat design are extremely rare, and the present bowl, with five peaches all rendered on the exterior, appears to be unique.

Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art, said, “The coming season at Sotheby’s includes four extraordinary private collections spanning fields as diverse as Ming dynasty huanghuali furniture, lavish Qing dynasty Imperial panels, rarefied Qing dynasty Imperial portraiture as well as Buddhist sculpture. We will also offer a tight selection of Imperial porcelain fit for the most discriminating collectors.”

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