RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG CHINESE PAINTING SPRING SALES ACHIEVE HK$1,010,897,500 / US$130,911,226

Hong Kong

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy

Hong Kong, 27 May 2013, Sale #3210

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

189 lots sold

Total: HK$197,910,000 / US$25,629,345 / £17,020,260 / €19,929,537

95% sold by lot

200 lots offered

HK$1 = US$0.1295 / £0.086 / €0.1007

99% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

741

 

ZHOU CHEN (CIRCA 1450 - 1535)

River Scenery

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

8,000,000 -

10,000,000

HK$51,390,000

US$6,655,005

£4,419,540

€5,174,973

Asian Private

756

 

BADA SHANREN (1626 - 1705)

Lotus

1,800,000 -

2,200,000

HK$11,070,000

US$1,433,565

£952,020

€1,114,749

Asian Private

818

 

ZHU YUNMING (1460 - 1526)

Seven-character Poem in Cursive Script

 

2,000,000 -

3,000,000

HK$10,830,000

US$1,402,485

£931,380

€1,090,581

Asian Private

750

 

DONG QICHANG (1555 - 1636)

Landscapes and Calligraphy

 

2,000,000 -

3,000,000

HK$6,630,000

US$858,585

£570,180

€667,641

Asian Private

774

 

HUA YAN (1682 - 1756)

Springtime Reminiscences

1,500,000 -

2,000,000

HK$5,070,000

US$656,565

£436,020

€510,549

Asian Private

751

 

SHITAO (1642 - 1707)

Pines, Rocks and Waterfall

2,000,000 -

3,000,000

HK$4,230,000

US$547,785

£363,780

€425,961

Asian Private

823

 

WANG DUO (1592 - 1652)

Five-character Poem in Running Script

2,500,000 -

3,500,000

HK$4,230,000

US$547,785

£363,780

€425,961

Asian Private

746

 

WANG XUEHAO (1754 - 1832)

Secluded Studio in the Cloudy Mountains

80,000 -

100,000

HK$3,870,000

US$501,165

£332,820

€389,709

Asian Private

754

 

WU DACHENG (1835 - 1902)

Landscape after Yun Shouping and Wang Hui

250,000 -

350,000

HK$3,870,000

US$501,165

£332,820

€389,709

Asian Private

834

 

18th Century Ink Rubbings

Rubbings of Ancient Eaves Tiles

200,000 -

300,000

HK$3,630,000

US$470,085

£312,180

€365,541

Asian Private

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

Hong Kong, 27-28 May 2013, Sale #3211

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

488 lots sold

Total: HK$812,987,500 / US$105,281,881 / £69,916,925 / € 81,867,841

93% sold by lot

456 lots offered

HK$1 = US$0.1295 / £0.0860 / €0.1007

98% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

1387

 

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899 - 1983)

Lotus

10,000,000 -

15,000,000

HK$80,510,000

US$10,426,045

£6,923,860

€8,107,357

Asian Private

1347

 

CUI RUZHUO (BORN 1944)

Snowy Mountains

 

50,000,000 -

60,000,000

HK$77,150,000

US$9,990,925

£6,634,900

€7,769,005

Asian Private

1382

 

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899 - 1983)

Mount Emei

8,000,000 -

10,000,000

HK$48,030,000

US$6,219,885

£4,130,580

€4,836,621

Asian Private

1240

 

QI BAISHI (1863 - 1957)

Eagle on Pine Tree

 

5,000,000 -

7,000,000

HK$30,110,000

US$3,899,245

£2,589,460

€3,032,077

Asian Private

1221

 

FU BAOSHI (1904 - 1965)

Jinggang Mountains

 

6,000,000 -

8,000,000

HK$25,630,000

US$3,319,085

£2,204,180

2,580,941

Asian Private

1424

 

FU BAOSHI (1904 - 1965)

Listening to the Ruan

4,000,000 -

5,000,000

HK$18,350,000

US$2,376,325

£1,578,100

€1,847,845

Asian Private

1316

 

FU BAOSHI(1904 - 1965)

Carrying the Qin into the Mountains

3,500,000 -

4,500,000

HK$17,790,000

US$2,303,805

£1,529,940

€1,791,453

Asian Private

1201

 

XU BEIHONG (1895 - 1953)

Tianmu Mountains

6,000,000 -

8,000,000

HK$16,670,000

US$2,158,765

£1,433,620

€1,678,669

Asian Private

1207

 

LI KERAN (1907 - 1989)

Luscious Mountains

3,000,000 -

4,000,000

HK$15,550,000

US$2,013,725

£1,337,300

€1,565,885

Asian Private

1229

 

WU GUANZHONG (1919 - 2010)

Roar

 

10,000,000 -

15,000,000

HK$14,430,000

US$1,868,685

£1,240,980

€1,453,101

Asian Private

 

 

Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong Chinese Painting sales this Spring achieved HK$1,010,897,500 / US$130,911,226 over the course of two days, with an overall sold rate of 94% by lot and 98% by value.

Ben Kong, International Specialist Head of Christie’s Chinese Paintings Department, said, “Both sales achieved HK$1,010,897,500 / US$130,911,226, Christie's 2nd highest total for the category. Throughout the previews and auctions, we saw a resurgence of interest in Chinese Classical Paintings, as well as great enthusiasm for Modern Paintings. Clients appreciated the exceptional private collections, plus works with wide-ranging estimates. Renowned masters were much sought after, especially Zhang Daqian’s Lotus that sold for HK$80,510,000 / US$10,426,045 and Zhou Chen’s River Scenery that sold for HK$51,390,000 / US$6,655,005, which set a world auction record for the artist.”

Images & top ten results can be downloaded here:

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings & Calligraphy (Sale 3210)

http://cshk.myftp.org/2013%20Spring%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/CHA/Results/CCP/

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Part I & Part II (Sale 3211)

http://cshk.myftp.org/2013%20Spring%20Christie's%20Hong%20Kong%20Auctions/CHA/Results/CMP/

To view the full auction results:

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings & Calligraphy (Sale 3210)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intsaleid=24301&viewType=list

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Part I & Part II (Sale 3211)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24302&viewType=list

PRESS CONTACT:

Luyang Jiang Hildebrandt (Hong Kong) | +852 2978 9919 | ljiang@christies.com

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs,

financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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