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  • 19 April 2022

 “Celestial Brilliance – The Wang Xing Lou Collection Of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain”

presented by Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department
Live Auction: 30 May

An Exquisite Imperial Ruby Red-Ground falangcai ‘Indian Lotus’ Wine CupYongzheng Four-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Square And Of The Period (1723-1735)2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) highEstimate: HK$15,000,000 – 25,000,000

 An Exquisite Imperial Ruby Red-Ground falangcai ‘Indian Lotus’ Wine Cup
Yongzheng Four-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Square And Of The Period (1723-1735)
2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$15,000,000 – 25,000,000

A Magnificent And Rare Famille Rose Fahua-Style Jar And CoverQianlong Incised Six-Character Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795) 18 in. (45.7 cm.) highEstimate: HK$12,000,000 – 20,000,000

A Magnificent And Rare Famille Rose Fahua-Style Jar And Cover
Qianlong Incised Six-Character Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795)
18 in. (45.7 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$12,000,000 – 20,000,000

Christie’s is honoured to present “Celestial Brilliance: The Wang Xing Lou Collection of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain”, a stand-alone sale to be held on 30 May 2022, offering an exquisite selection of 28 lots of Imperial porcelain from three of the most prominent reigns of the Qing Dynasty.

The collector, with his exquisite eye for detail and an insatiable thirst for beautiful objects, amassed a very comprehensive collection of Imperial Qing ceramics dating to the reign of the three most prolific emperors: Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong.

The porcelain pieces in this sale offer a kaleidoscopic view of the wide-ranging and varied techniques of the Chinese porcelain-making traditions of the 18th century, following the technological and aesthetical advances of the Song and Ming Dynasties. Each piece is a fine example of their type, boasting the most innovative production techniques, which have allowed them to stand the test of time and be considered masterpieces of Chinese art at present.

Marco Almeida, Head of Department, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, commented: “It is with the greatest pleasure that Christie’s is able to bring to the market this long-awaited collection, that hasn’t been seen at auction for over two decades. The Wang Xing Lou Collection perfectly illustrates the tradition of Chinese Porcelain through the eyes of three generations of Qing emperors. This May, we look forward to welcoming our collectors and connoisseurs alike, to experience the beauty of this masterful collection at Christie’s Hong Kong.”

A Fine And Extremely Rare Blue And White And Copper-Red Decorated ‘Lotus’ Double-Gourd Vase Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Period (1723-1735) 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high Estimate: HK$18,000,000 – 28,000,000

A Fine And Extremely Rare Blue And White And Copper-Red Decorated ‘Lotus’ Double-Gourd Vase
Yongzheng Six-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue Within A Double Circle And Of The Period (1723-1735)
10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$18,000,000 – 28,000,000

A Magnificent Large And Very Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai Imperially Inscribed ‘Flowers Of The Four Seasons’ VaseQianlong Six-Character Seal Mark In Iron Red And Of The Period (1736-1795) 30 ⅞ in. (78.3 cm.) highEstimate: HK$8,000,000 – 12,000,000

A Magnificent Large And Very Rare Turquoise-Ground Yangcai Imperially Inscribed ‘Flowers Of The Four Seasons’ Vase
Qianlong Six-Character Seal Mark In Iron Red And Of The Period (1736-1795)
30 ⅞ in. (78.3 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$8,000,000 – 12,000,000

A Very Rare And Finely Carved Celadon-Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bottle Vase Qianlong Incised Six-Character Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795) 11 ⅛ in. (28.3 cm.) highEstimate: HK$10,000,000 – 18,000,000

A Very Rare And Finely Carved Celadon-Glazed ‘Dragon’ Bottle Vase
Qianlong Incised Six-Character Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795)
11 ⅛ in. (28.3 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$10,000,000 – 18,000,000

A Fine And Very Large Blue-Glazed Globular Bottle Vase, TianqiupingYongzheng Six-Character Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1723-1735)26 ⅜ in. (67 cm.) highEstimate: HK$3,000,000 – 5,000,000

A Fine And Very Large Blue-Glazed Globular Bottle Vase, Tianqiuping
Yongzheng Six-Character Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1723-1735)
26 ⅜ in. (67 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$3,000,000 – 5,000,000

Preview (By appointment only):
Beijing | 3 – 4 May (TBC) | Christie’s Beijing Art Space, 1/F, Tower 1, 82 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Taipei | 7 – 8 May | Marriott Taipei, No. 199 Lequn 2nd Road, ZhongShan District, Taipei
Hong Kong | 22 – 29 May | Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Live Auction: “Celestial Brilliance - The Wang Xing Lou Collection of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain”
Date: 30 May 2022
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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