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Hong Kong Week

 

Christie’s Hong Kong Spring 2017 season achieved a total of over HK$2.45bn / $316 million, with competitive bidding from Asian and international clients across 16 live auctions. ‘We have had another strong season of sales with multiple world records for top masterpieces,’ commented Rebecca Wei, President of Christie’s Asia. Among the many highlights were world auction records being set for a work by Zao Wou-Ki, a Chinese monochrome porcelain, and a handbag.



Explore the auctions


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  • Discover the beauty of art during Christie’s Hong Kong Week

    Christie’s Spring 2017 auctions take place between 26 and 31 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering masterworks in a variety of categories

  • An inner, imaginary landscape: Zao Wou-Ki’s 29.09.64

    Clara Rivollet admires a prodigious abstract work by the Beijing-born, Paris-based artist which has been in private hands for almost 50 years, and is to be offered in the Contemporaries: Voices from the East and West sale on 27 May in Hong Kong

  • How to appreciate Chinese landscape paintings

    Specialist Kim Yu looks at Classical, Modern and Contemporary Ink works offered during our Spring 2017 Hong Kong sales season

  • ‘One of the masterpieces of Qing Imperial ceramics’

    Specialist Pola Antebi looks at a large and exceedingly rare celadon-glazed amphora, which sold for $18,129,688 in Hong Kong — a world record for a Chinese monochrome porcelain

  • Iconic — Magnificent Jewels by acclaimed contemporary Asian designers

    Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on 30 May in Hong Kong brings together masterpieces created by world-renowned jewellery designers. Here, Cindy Chao, Edmond Chin and Michelle Ong discuss their work and inspirations

All videos

Discover the beauty of art during Christie’s Hong Kong Week

An inner, imaginary landscape: Zao Wou-Ki’s 29.09.64

How to appreciate Chinese landscape paintings

‘One of the masterpieces of Qing Imperial ceramics’

Iconic — Magnificent Jewels by acclaimed contemporary Asian designers


Highlights

  • Petrus 2008

    12 bottles
    Estimate
    HKD 170,000 - 240,000
    Lot offered
    Finest & Rarest Wines from An Exceptional Private Collection Direct from Octavian Vaults, Hong Kong, 26 May 2017

  • Mixed 2001-2007 Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault-Perrières

    8 bottles
    Estimate
    HKD 13,000 - 20,000
    Lot offered
    Fine and Rare Wines Featuring An Outstanding Collection of A Wine Lover & A Single Owner Collection, Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Gerhard Richter (Germany, B. 1932)

    Abstraktes Bild (687-2)

    oil on canvas
    124.5 x 100 cm. (49 x 39 3/8 in.)
    Painted in 1989
    © Gerhard Richter 2017
    Estimate
    HKD 32,000,000 - 46,000,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Rudolf Stingel  (Italy, B. 1956)

    Untitled

    oil and enamel on canvas
    210.8 x 170.2 cm. (83 x 67 in.)
    Executed in 2012
    © Rudolf Stingel
    Estimate
    HKD 20,000,000 - 27,500,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Zao Wou-ki (Zhao Wuji, France/China, 1920 -2013)

    29.09.64

    oil on canvas
    230 x 345 cm. (90 1/2 x 135 ⅞ in.)
    Painted in 1964
    Estimate
    HKD 38,000,000 - 48,000,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Sanyu (Chang Yu, France/China, 1901-1966)

    Flowers in A White Vase

    oil on canvas
    115 x 88 cm. (45 1/4 x 34 5/8 in.)
    Painted in the 1930s
    Estimate
    HKD 45,000,000 - 55,000,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Liu Xiaodong (China, B. 1963)

    The Fire of 1841

    oil on canvas
    250 x 300 cm. (98 3/8 x 118 1/8 in.)
    Painted in 2012
    Estimate
    HKD 5,000,000 - 7,000,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Cheong Soo Pieng (SINGAPORE, 1917-1983)

    Forest

    oil on board
    56.5 x 68.5 cm. (23 x 27 in.)
    Painted in 1948
    Estimate
    HKD 2,000,000 - 2,800,000
    Lot offered
    Contemporaries: Voices from East and West/ Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 27 May 2017

  • Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong, B. 1932)

    New Scenery of Kuimen

    scroll, mounted and framed, Ink and colour on paper
    75 x 118.5 cm. (29 ½ x 46 ⅝ in.)
    Executed in 2005
    Estimate
    HK$800,000 – 1,500,000
    Lot offered
    Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong, 29 May 2017

  • Various artists (15th-16th century)

    Landscapes, Flowers and Calligraphy (detail)

    A set of twelve fan leaves, mounted and framed
    Ink / ink and colour on gold paper
    Each leaf measures approx. 18 x 50 cm. (7 x 19 3/4 in.)
    Estimate
    HKD 4,000,000 - 6,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Hong Kong, 29 May 2017

  • Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)

    Splashed-colour Landscape

    scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
    129 x 70.5 cm. (50 3/4 x 27 3/4 in.)
    Dated 1965
    Estimate
    HKD 15,000,000 - 20,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Hong Kong, 30 May 2017

  • Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)

    Ancient Temples Amidst Clouds

    scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on gold paper
    172 x 89.5 cm. (67 ¾ x 35 ¼ in.)
    Dated 1965
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Resplendent and Glorious – Ancient Temples Amidst Clouds previously from the Mei Yun Tang Collection, Hong Kong, 30 May 2017

  • Patek Philippe 

    A platinum tonneau-shaped automatic minute repeating annual calendar wristwatch with additional case back and box, ref. 5033P-001, manufactured in 2002
    Estimate
    HKD 2,300,000 – 3,500,000
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 29 May 2017

  • Richard Mille 

    A translucent composite limited edition tonneau-shaped skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch, Yohan Blake model, ref. RM59-01 AN CA, no. 26/50, circa 2013
    Estimate
    HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 29 May 2017

  • A magnificent Colombian emerald and diamond ‘Palmette’ necklace

    by Edmond Chin for the House of Boghossian
    Estimate
    HKD 28,000,000 - 38,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 30 May 2017

  • A unique coloured diamond and diamond brooch

    by Cindy Chao
    Estimate
    HKD 4,800,000 - 6,500,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 30 May 2017

  • A coloured diamond and diamond brooch

    by Carnet
    Estimate
    HKD 1,200,000 - 1,800,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 30 May 2017

  • Hermès

    A Shiny Bambou Alligator Retourne Kelly 25 with Gold Hardware, 2016 
    Estimate
    HKD 400,000 - 500,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags and Accessories , Hong Kong, 31 May 2017

  • Hermès

    A Matte Bleu Saint Cyr Alligator Constance 23 with Palladium Hardware, 2016 
    Estimate
    HKD 100,000 - 150,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags and Accessories , Hong Kong, 31 May 2017

  • A set of three jade 'chilong' sword fittings and a jade sword guard

    Western Han dynasty
    (206 BC-AD 8)

    The largest: 8.8 cm. (3 1/2 in.) wide
    Estimate
    HKD 1,800,000 - 3,000,000
    Lot offered
    Adorning the Kings – A Private Collection of Archaic Jade Pendants, Hong Kong, 31 May 2017

  • An exceptionally fine tang-style 'double-dragon' celadon-glazed amphora

    Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

    51.8 cm. (20 ⅜ in.) high 
    Estimate
    Estimate On Request
    Lot offered
    The Yongzheng Emperor’s Double-Dragon Amphora, Hong Kong, 31 May 2017

  • A highly important and very rare Malla-style gilt-bronze and silver-inlaid seated figure of Buddha Shakyamuni 

    Tibet, 13th-14th century

    40 cm. (15¾ in.) high
    Estimate
    Estimate On Request
    Lot offered
    The Perfect Countenance – Fine Buddhist Works Of Art , Hong Kong, 31 May 2017

  • A fine and very rare famille rose ‘boys’ jar

    Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

    15.3 cm. (6 in.) high
    Estimate
    HKD 6,000,000 - 8,000,000
    Lot offered
    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2017


International auction highlights exhibition

Impressionist & Modern Art

  • Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art - Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Le moissonneur (d’après Millet) Oil on canvas 17 x 9 5/8 in. (43.3 x 24.3 cm.) Painted in Saint-Rémy in September 1889
    Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Le moissonneur (d’après Millet)

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 31 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    Impressionist & Modern Art
    London, King Street
    27 & 28 June 2017

  • Contact

    Jay Vincze
    jvincze@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2536

Old Masters Evening Sale

  • Christie's Old Masters Evening Sale - Francesco Guardi (1712–1793) The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi
    Francesco Guardi (1712–1793), The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    Old Masters Evening Sale
    London, King Street
    6 July 2017

  • Contact

    John Stainton
    jstainton@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2945

19th Century European & Orientalist Art

  • Christie's 19th Century European & Orientalist Art - Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) Le 28 juillet – la liberté guidant le peuple, 1830.
    Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), Le 28 juillet – la liberté guidant le peuple, 1830.

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    19th Century European & Orientalist Art
    London, King Street
    13 July 2017

  • Contact

    Arne Everwijn
    Aeverwijn@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2453

Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours

  • Christie's Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours - Thomas Gainsborough, RA (1727–1788) Cattle and drover on a lane passing a cottage
    Thomas Gainsborough, RA (1727–1788), Cattle and drover on a lane passing a cottage

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm


  • Auction

    Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours
    London, King Street
    5 July 2017

  • Contact

    Harriet Drummond
    Hdrummond@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2278

Magnificent Jewels 

  • Christie's Magnificent Jewels - A set of sapphire and diamond jewellery
    A set of sapphire and diamond jewellery

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 May, 10:30am – 8pm
    27 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6:30pm
    30 May, 10:30am – 1pm

  • Auction

    Magnificent Jewels 
    20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020
    20 June 2017

  • Contact

    Tom Burstein
    tburstein@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2300

Rare Watches & American Icons

  • Christie's Rare Watches and American Icons - Rolex. An extremely rare and highly attractive 18k gold chronograph wristwatch with white numerals and champagne ‘Paul Newman’ dial, ref. 6264, c. 1969
    Rolex. An extremely rare and highly attractive 18k gold chronograph wristwatch with white numerals and champagne ‘Paul Newman’ dial, ref. 6264, c. 1969

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 May, 10:30am – 8pm
    27 - 28 May, 10:30am – 6:30pm

  • Auction

    Rare Watches and American Icons 
    20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020
    21 June 2017

  • Contact

    Rebecca Ross
    rross@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2320

European Sculpture

  • Christie's-A CARVED MARBLE GROUP OF TWO ADDORSED LIONS BY ANDRÉ BEAUNEVEU (CIRCA 1335–1402), 1364–66 ESTIMATE ON REQUEST
    A Carved Marble Group of Two Addorsed Lions by André Beauneveu (circa 1335–1402), 1364–66

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    The Exceptional Sale
    London, King Street
    6 July 2017

  • Contact

    Donald Johnston
    djohnston@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2331

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection

  • Christie's - Musical Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection New York, Rockefeller Center  15 June 2017
    The Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection, New York, Rockefeller Center 15 June 2017

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    The Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection
    20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020
    15 June 2017

  • Contact

    Sophie Hopkins
    shopkins@christies.com
    +44 20 7752 3144

Valuable Books & Manuscripts


  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Six highly important letters to Michele Besso, 1916-1955.

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    26 - 29 May, 10:30am – 6pm

  • Auction

    Valuable Books & Manuscripts
    London, King Street
    12 July 2017

  • Contact

    Sophie Hopkins
    shopkins@christies.com
    +44 20 7752 3144

About Christie’s Art Forum

Christie's Art Forum presents special events and seminars throughout the year to enrich our visitors' experience of art. As the leading international auction house, Christie's is dedicated to providing collectors and art enthusiasts with the opportunity and knowledge to enjoy art, navigate the market and share in the passion of building magnificent collections.

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The Picasso Catalogue 

One of the most influential pieces of scholarship on the 20th century’s most renowned artist is now available in Chinese, will be available to pre-order during Hong Kong week from 26-31 May.

Christie’s Education Short Courses

Christie’s Education, Asia, with Hong Kong as its headquarters, offers short courses to art enthusiasts, professionals, practitioners, and collectors throughout the year. This season we are offering programmes on the contemporary Asian art world as well as 19th century European art.

There is no prerequisite in joining our courses. Register early to enjoy discounted rates.