RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG SALES OF CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART REALISE HK$523,562,875 (US$67,906,105)

Hong Kong

  Fine Chinese Furniture from Private American Collections 

Hong Kong – 28 November 2012 (Wednesday) 10:00am – Sale no: 2966

Top Ten [All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:   HK$ 104,002,250

US$ 13,489,092

£ 8,465,783 

€ 10,483,427

Lots Sold: 46 

Lots Offered: 53 

Sold by Lot: 87%

Sold by HK$: 95%

Exchange Rate: HK$1 = US$ 0.1297 / £ 0.0814 / € 0.1008

 

Lot

Description

Estimate (HK$)

Purchase Price

Buyer

2018

A superb and very rare pair of large huanghuali square – corner display cabinets, liang’ge gui 

17th/18th Century

2,400,000-4,000,000

HK$ 23,060,000

US$ 2,990,882

£ 1,877,084

€ 2,324,448

Asian Private

2023

A rare and unusual large huanghuali demountable recessed trestle-leg table, qiaotouan

17th Century

3,000,000-5,000,000

HK$ 9,020,000

US$ 1,169,894

£ 734,228

€ 909,216

Asian Trade

2052

A rare large huanghuali demountable recessed trestle-leg table, qiaotouan

17th Century

1,500,000-2,500,000

HK$ 6,860,000

US$ 889,742

£ 558,404

€ 691,488

Asian Private

2051

A rare pair of huanghuali square-corner cabinets, fangjiaogui

17th Century

3,000,000-5,000,000

HK$ 6,740,000

US$ 874,178

£ 548,636

€ 679,392

Eskenazi Ltd.

2041

A magnificent and very rare pair of large imperial zitan lantern stands and zitan and softwood lanterns, tiao gan deng jia

18th Century

2,400,000-4,000,000

HK$ 6,500,000

US$ 843,050

£ 529,100

€ 655,200

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

2053

A huanghuali six-poster canopy bed, jiazichuang

17th Century

2,200,000-2,800,000

HK$ 6,020,000

US$ 780,794

£ 490,028

€ 606,816

Asian Trade

2026

A magnificent pair of huanghuali southern official’s hat armchairs, nanguanmaoyi

17th Century

5,000,000-7,000,000

HK$ 5,420,000

US$ 702,974

£ 441,188

€ 546,336

Asian Private

2028

A rare large huanghuali recessed-leg altar table, pingtouan

18th Century

2,400,000-4,000,000

HK$ 4,220,000

US$ 547,334

£ 343,508

€  425,376

Asian Private

2004

A massive huanghuali recessed trestle-leg altar table, qiaotouan

18th Century

800,000-1,200,000

HK$ 3,620,000

US$ 469,514

£ 294,668

€ 364,896

Asian Private

2009

A rare huanghuali waistless painting table, hua’an

17th Century

3,000,000-5,000,000

HK$ 3,380,000

US$ 438,386

£ 275,132

€ 340,704

Asian Trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part III

Hong Kong – 28 November 2012 (Wednesday) 11:00am Sale no: 2965

Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:   HK$  34,928,500

US$  4,530,226

£ 2,843,180

€ 3,520,793

Lots Sold: 21 

Lots Offered: 29 

Sold by Lot: 72%

Sold by HK$: 77%

Exchange Rate: HK$1 = US$ 0.1297 / £ 0.0814 / € 0.1008

 

Lot

Description

Estimate (HK$)

Purchase Price

Buyer

2082

A very rare and finely carved polychrome lacquer circular ‘dragon’ dish

 

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

1,500,000-2,000,000

HK$ 8,180,000

US$ 1,060,946

£ 665,852

€ 824,544

Asian Trade

2092

A very rare and superbly carved early Ming cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover

 

Hongwu period (1368-1398)

3,500,000-4,500,000

HK$ 6,620,000

US$ 858,614

£ 538,868

€ 667,296

Asian Private

2097

An extremely rare carved polychrome lacquer ‘toy peddler’ circular dish

 

Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

2,000,000-3,000,000

HK$ 3,860,000

US$ 500,642

£ 314,204

€ 389,088

Asian Private

2086

An important and extremely rare black tixi lacquer saddle

 

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

2,500,000-3,500,000

HK$ 3,020,000

US$ 391,694

£ 245,828

€ 304,416

Asian Trade

2102

An important Ming carved cinnabar lacquer stationary chest

 

Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

1,000,000-1,500,000

HK$2,660,000

US$ 345,002

£ 216,524

€ 268,128

Asian  Trade

2085

A rare small carved cinnabar lacquer ‘scholar’ dish

 

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

600,000-800,000

HK$ 1,340,000

US$ 173,798

£ 109,076

€ 135,072

Asian Private

2080

A rare mallow-form red lacquer dish

 

Song Dynasty (960-1279)

300,000-400,000

HK$ 980,000

US$ 127,106

£ 79,772

€ 98,784

Asian Private

2103

A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer

‘dragon’ bowl

 

Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

500,000-700,000

HK$ 980,000

US$ 127,106

£ 79,772

€ 98,784

American Private

2084

A very rare carved red cinnabar lacquer bracket-lobed dish

 

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

500,000-700,000

HK$ 920,000

US$ 119,324

£ 74,888

€ 92,736

Asian Private

2104

A Ming carved polychrome lacquer ‘dragon and phoenix’ circular box and cover

 

Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

600,000-800,000

HK$  860,000

US$  111,542

£   70,004

€   86,688

Asian Private

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art  

Hong Kong – 28 November 2012 (Wednesday) 11:30am & 2:30pm – Sale no: 2963

Top Ten [All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:   HK$ 384,632,125

US$ 49,886,787

£ 31,309,055 

€ 38,770,918

Lots Sold: 212 

Lots Offered: 302 

Sold by Lot: 70%

Sold by HK$: 79%

Exchange Rate: HK$1 = US$ 0.1297 / £ 0.0814 / € 0.1008

 

Lot

Description

Estimate (HK$)

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

2124

A magnificent imperial falangcai enamelled glass brush pot

Qianlong incised four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795)

6,000,000-8,000,000

HK$ 48,820,000

US$ 6,331,954

£ 3,973,948

€ 4,921,056

Asian Trade

2123

An important and very fine inscribed

falangcai enamelled ‘beneath pine trees’

mallet-shaped vase

Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

6,000,000-8,000,000

HK$ 35,380,000

US$ 4,588,786

£ 2,879,932

€ 3,566,304

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

2120

A very rare pair of clair-de-lune glazed bottle vases

Yongzheng six-character marks within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

2,500,000-4,000,000

HK$ 34,260,000

US$ 4,443,522

£ 2,788,764

€ 3,453,408

Asian Trade

2122

An important and very fine inscribed falangcai enamelled ‘lofty mountain’ mallet-shaped vase

Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

6,000,000-8,000,000

HK$ 34,260,000

US$ 4,443,522

£ 2,788,764

€ 3,453,408

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

2118

A fine and rare clair-de-lune glazed vase

Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

1,200,000-1,800,000

HK$ 12,420,000

US$ 1,610,874

£ 1,010,988

€ 1,251,936

Asian Private

2126

A magnificent pair of carved white jade ‘chicken’ bowls

Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

1,600,000-2,400,000

HK$ 12,420,000

US$ 1,610,874

£ 1,010,988

€ 1,251,936

Asian Private

2121

A magnificent blue and white cylindrical vase and cover

Yongzheng six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1723-1735)

5,000,000-8,000,000

HK$ 11,860,000

US$ 1,538,242

£ 965,404

€ 1,195,488

Asian Trade

2110

A fine small blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover

Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

800,000-1,200,000

HK$ 7,460,000

US$ 967,562

£ 607,244

€ 751,968

Asian Trade

2219

A magnificent imperial cloisonne enamel double-vase and cover

Qianlong period (1736-1795)

5,000,000-8,000,000

HK$ 5,900,000

US$ 765,230

£ 480,260

€ 594,720

Asian Private

2344

A magnificent jadeite tripod censer and cover

Late Qing Dynasty

4,800,000-6,000,000

HK$5,540,000

US$718,538

£450,956

€558,432

Asian Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong – The autumn season’s three sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Wednesday, November 28 achieved HK$523,562,875 (US$67,906,105), and sold in excess of 73% by lot and 82% by value. 

 

The sale of Fine Chinese Furniture from Private American Collections realised HK$104,002,250 (US$13,489,092) with an overall sold rate of 87% by lot and 95% by value.  “With this sale from private American collections, Christie's delivered a well selected range of Chinese furniture, which met the growing  demand for the category in Asia. Traditionally collected by Americans and in the West, the strong result of the sale confirmed Christie's strategic decision to present this collection in Hong Kong,” said Christopher Engle, Senior Specialist, Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art.

 

The sale of Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part III realised HK$34,928,500 (US$4,530,226) with an overall sold rate of 72% by lot and 77% by value.  Pola Antebi, International Director of the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Department, said, “The sale offered the third and final part of Chinese lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, regarded as the most researched and exhibited single-owner lacquer collection. This was the first time a series of sales has been dedicated to a single-owner collection of lacquer. Strong Asian interest, supported by international participation, underlined the sale, indicative of the strength of this collecting category in the region.”

 

The sale of Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art realised HK$384,632,125 (US$49,886,787) with an overall sold rate of 70% by lot and 79% by value.  Chi Fan Tsang, Specialist Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, said, “Anticipation and energy filled the salesroom as buyers participated in fast-paced and competitive bidding. The strong performance of the John Insley Blair collection demonstrated the strength of the market for works of quality and rarity from important private collections. Strategic sourcing, depth in the market and a well curated sale produced a strong result, signifying the undiminished  international demand for great works of art.”

 

Images can be downloaded here: 

Fine Chinese Furniture from Private American Collections (Sale 2966)

http://cshk.myftp.org/2012%20Fall%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/WOA/Results/Furniture_Sale%202966/

Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part III (Sale 2965)

http://cshk.myftp.org/2012%20Fall%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/WOA/Results/Lacquer_Sale%202965/

Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art (Sale 2963)

http://cshk.myftp.org/2012%20Fall%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/WOA/Results/VO_Sale%202963/

 

To view the full auction results:

Fine Chinese Furniture from Private American Collections (Sale 2966)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intsaleid=24130&viewType=list

Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part III (Sale 2965)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intsaleid=23895&viewType=list

Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art (Sale 2963)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=23894&viewType=list

 

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