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  • Hong Kong
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  • 28 April 2022

Christie's Hong Kong 
Chinese Ceremics and Works of Art Department Presents 
Magnificent and Important Masterpieces from Private Collections and Institutions   

Live Auction | 30 May

Previews
Taipei | 7 – 8 May
Beijing | 8 – 10 May
Hong Kong | 22 – 29 May

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR
A Rare Early-Ming Gilt-Bronze Figure Of Vajradhara

Yongle Incised Six-Character Presentation Mark And Of The Period (1403-1425)
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$5,000,000 – 8,000,000 / US$650,000 – 1,000,000

Christie’s Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Auctions in Hong Kong will take place on 30 May 2022. This season features the dedicated, single-owner auction Celestial Brilliance - The Wang Xing Lou Collection of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain, and the leading lot of the season – A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Doucai Vase – to be offered in the highly anticipated Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale, which will showcase an exceptional selection of magnificent and important Chinese treasures from private collections and institutions.

Marco Almeida, Head of Department, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, comments: “This season, we are privileged to offer an array of unique masterpieces from private collections and institutions, including a themed sale for the remarkable Wang Xing Lou Collection, as well as the ‘Munson-Williams-Proctor’ Doucai Vase and a sensationally curated Buddhist art section, to be presented in our Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale. Christie’s unites global collectors in their quest to enrich their collections with extraordinary and culturally important works to be offered this May.”

The standalone Celestial Brilliance The Wang Xing Lou Collection of Imperial Qing Dynasty Porcelain sale presents an exquisite selection of 28 pieces of Imperial porcelain from three of the most prominent reigns of the Qing Dynasty: Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong. This long-awaited collection has not been seen at auction for over two decades, and is sure to generate much excitement in the saleroom. The highlights of the collection include A Magnificent And Rare Famille Rose Fahua Style Jar And Cover and An Exquisite Imperial Ruby Red Ground Falangcai ‘Indian Lotus’ Wine Cup,  (please click HERE for the dedicated press release).

The Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale will showcase a key highlight – A Magnificent And Extremely Rare Large Doucai Vase – which is from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute of Utica, New York. Proceeds from the sale of the lot will benefit The Helen Munson Williams Acquisition Fund, solely for the purchase of artworks for the institute’s permanent collection (please click HERE for the dedicated press release). Other sale highlights range from Tang and Song dynasty ceramics, Imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Buddhist art, scholar’s objects, jade carvings, and Huanghuali furniture.

Rounding out the offerings this spring is a selection of sacred Buddhist art offerings, including a series of stunning Buddhist bronzes and sculptures from the Tang to Qing Dynasty. Top lots include a majestically Rare Early-Ming Gilt-Bronze Figure Of Vajradhara from a private Swiss collector (Estimate: HK$5,000,000-8,000,000/ US$650,000 – 1,000,000); and An Exceedingly Rare Pair Of Gilt-bronze Seated Luohan Figures from the Yuan to early Ming Dynasty. Other highlights include A Rare Imperial Zitan and Hardwood Gilt-lacquered Throne from Qing Dynasty, 18th – 19th Century, constructed of the finest and rarest materials and of the highest possible workmanship from the Qing Dynasty; and an extraordinary Carved White Jade ‘Scholar In Landscape’ Brush Pot from the Qianlong Period (1736-1795), hailing from the Quincy Chuang Collection, an important collection consisting of 30 lots of impressive jade carvings, enameled wares, and porcelain from the passionate collector, Mr. Quincy Chuang.

THE PROPERTY OF A LADYA Rare Imperial Zitan and Hardwood Gilt-Lacquered ThroneQing Dynasty (18th – 19th Century)37.3/4 in. (96 cm.) high, 50 in. (127 cm.) wide, 39.1/2in. (100.3 cm.) deepEstimate: HK$5,000,000 – 7,000,000 / US$650,000 – 900,000

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A Rare Imperial Zitan and Hardwood Gilt-Lacquered Throne
Qing Dynasty (18th – 19th Century)
37.3/4 in. (96 cm.) high, 50 in. (127 cm.) wide, 39.1/2in. (100.3 cm.) deep
Estimate: HK$5,000,000 – 7,000,000 / US$650,000 – 900,000

PROPERTY OF THE MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS INSTITUTESOLD TO BENEFIT THE HELEN MUNSON WILLIAMS ACQUISITION FUNDA Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Doucai VaseQianlong Six-character Seal Mark in Underglaze Blueand of the Period (1736-1795)20.3/4 in. (52.7 cm.), wood standEstimate: HK$30,000,000 – 50,000,000 / US$3,900,000 – 6,400,000

PROPERTY OF THE MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR ARTS INSTITUTE
SOLD TO BENEFIT THE HELEN MUNSON WILLIAMS ACQUISITION FUND
A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Doucai Vase
Qianlong Six-character Seal Mark in Underglaze Blue
and of the Period (1736-1795)
20.3/4 in. (52.7 cm.), wood stand
Estimate: HK$30,000,000 – 50,000,000 / US$3,900,000 – 6,400,000

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, QuanyiLate Ming-early Qing Dynasty, 17thCentury39 in. (99.1 cm) high26 in. (66 cm) wide28 in. (71.2 cm) deepEstimate: HK$1,200,000 – 1,800,000/ US$160,000 – 230,000

A Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, Quanyi
Late Ming-early Qing Dynasty, 17thCentury
39 in. (99.1 cm) high
26 in. (66 cm) wide
28 in. (71.2 cm) deep
Estimate: HK$1,200,000 – 1,800,000/ US$160,000 – 230,000

PROPERTY FROM THE QUINCY CHUANG COLLECTIONA Carved White Jade ‘Scholar in Landscape’ Brush PotQianlong Period (1736-1795)4.7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam., boxEstimate: HK$900,000 – 1,200,000 / US$120,000 – 150,000

PROPERTY FROM THE QUINCY CHUANG COLLECTION
A Carved White Jade ‘Scholar in Landscape’ Brush Pot
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
4.7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam., box
Estimate: HK$900,000 – 1,200,000 / US$120,000 – 150,000

A Magnificent Imperial Polychrome Sandalwood Figure of Chakrasamvaraand VajravarahiKangxi Period (1662-1722)23.5/8in. (60 cm.) highEstimate: HK$3,800,000 – 5,500,000 / US$490,000 – 700,000

A Magnificent Imperial Polychrome Sandalwood Figure of Chakrasamvaraand Vajravarahi
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
23.5/8in. (60 cm.) high
Estimate: HK$3,800,000 – 5,500,000 / US$490,000 – 700,000

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTIONAn Exceedingly Rare Pair of Gilt-bronze Seated Luohan FiguresYuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th – 15thCentury33.1/4 in. (85 cm) and 33.1/2 in. (87.6 cm.) high, respectivelyEstimate: HK$12,000,000 – 18,000,000 / US$1,600,000 – 2,300,000

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION
An Exceedingly Rare Pair of Gilt-bronze Seated Luohan Figures
Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th – 15th Century
33.1/4 in. (85 cm) and 33.1/2 in. (87.6 cm.) high, respectively
Estimate: HK$12,000,000 – 18,000,000 / US$1,600,000 – 2,300,000

Preview (By appointment only):
Taipei | 7 – 8 May | Taipei Marriott Hotel, No. 199, Lequn 2nd Road, ZhongShan District, Taipei
Beijing | 8 – 10 May | Christie’s Beijing Art Space, No. 82 Jinbao Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing
Hong Kong | 22 – 29 May  | Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai,
                                              Hong Kong

Auction: 
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
 
Date: 30 May 2022
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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