RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG SPRING SALES ACHIEVES HK$3.2 BILLION/US$418 MILLION

Hong Kong

CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG SPRING SALES

ACHIEVES HK$3.2 BILLION/US$418 MILLION


“After six intensive days of exhibitions and auctions, the high percentage sold and strong results confirmed the breadth and depth of Asian art, jewellery, watches as well as wine. With robust participation from Chinese buyers, we welcomed collectors who experienced and appreciated the diverse range of art. From a US$11 million diamond to a US$6.7 million Zhou Chen (1450-1535) and a US$5.8 million Sanyu (1901-1986), bidders continued to compete for high-quality works, especially those from private collections. The resurgence of interest was tangible all week and Hong Kong is now firmly established as a leading art center and a front runner with its big brothers in London and New York,” said, François Curiel, President of Christie’s Asia.

 

TOP LOT OF EACH CATEGORY

HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS

May 28, Sale 3218

Sale Total: HK$640.5M/US$82.9M

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Sale 3218, Lot 1706

A D coloured IF diamond briolette of 75.36 cts

US$148,000 per carat

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A BRIOLETTE DIAMOND SOLD AT AUCTION

 

Estimate:

HK$66,800,000-98,000,000

US$8,500,000-12,500,000

Sold for:

HK$86,110,000/US$11,151,245

CHINESE PAINTINGS

May 27, Sale 3210

May 27 and May 28, Sale 3211

Sale Total: HK$1.0B/US$131M

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Sale 3211, Lot 1387

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983)

Lotus  

 

Estimate:

HK$10,000,000-15,000,000

US$1,300,000-1,900,000

Sold for:

HK$80,510,000/US$10,426,045

ASIAN 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART

May 25, Sale 3205

May 26, Sale 3206, 3207

Sale Total: HK$754.2M/US$97.7M

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Sale 3205, Lot 9

SANYU (CHANG YU, Chinese, 1901-1966)

Two Standing Nudes

 

Estimate on request

Sold for: HK$44,670,000/US$5,784,765

CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART

May 29, Sale 3216, 3220, 3217, 3213

Sale Total: HK$584.8M/US$75.7M

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Sale 3216, Lot 1922

An Exceptionally Fine and Rare Pair of Ruby-Red Ground Famille Rose Vases

Qianlong Iron-Red Six-Character Seal Marks And Of The Period (1736-1795)

 

Estimate:

HK$8,000,000-12,000,000

US$1,100,000-1,500,000

Sold for:

HK$43,550,000/US$5,635,370

IMPORTANT WATCHES

May 29, Sale 3219

Sale Total: HK$153.2M/US$19.8M

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Sale 3219, Lot 2921

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5004

Circa 2007

 

Estimate:

HK$2,200,000-3,200,000

US$280,000-400,000

Sold for:

HK$4,710,000/US$609,474

FINE AND RARE WINES

May 25, Sale 3202

Sale Total: HK$48.9M/US$6.3M

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Sale 3202, Lot 5119

Collection of DRC 1983 in Methuselah

Above 4 methuselahs

 

Estimate: HK$900,000-1,200,000

Sold for: HK$976,000/US$126,392

 

 

WORLD RECORDS

Sale 3218, Lot 1706

A D coloured IF diamond briolette of 75.36 cts

US$148,000 per carat

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A BRIOLETTE DIAMOND SOLD AT AUCTION

Estimate: HK$66,800,000-98,000,000/US$8,500,000-12,500,000

 

Sold for: HK$86,110,000/US$11,151,245

Sale 3210, Lot 741

ZHOU CHEN (Circa 1450 - 1535)

River Scenery

Estimate: HK$8,000,000-10,000,000/US$1,100,000-1,300,000

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for HK$51,390,000/US$6,655,005

Sale 3205, Lot 12

YUN GEE (ZHU YUANZHI, AMERICA/CHINESE, 1906-1963)

Nudes on Horseback

Estimate: HK$2,500,000-3,500,000/US$320,500-448,700

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for: HK$11,430,000/US$1,480,185

Sale 3205, Lot 47

HONG KYOUNG-TACK (KOREAN, B. 1968)

Pencil I

Estimate: HK$4,000,000-6,000,000/US$512,800-769,200

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for: HK$6,630,000/US$858,585

Sale 3205, Lot 23

GEORGETTE CHEN (SINGAPOREAN, 1907-1992)

Still Life with Tropical Fruits

Estimate: HK$600,000-800,000/US$76,900-102,600

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for: HK$5,070,000/US$656,565

Sale 3205, Lot 10

NGUYEN PHAN CHANH (VIETNAMESE, 1892-1984)

La marchande de riz (The Rice Seller)

Estimate: HK$800,000-1,000,000/US$102,600-128,200

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for: HK$3,030,000/US$392,385

Sale 3205, Lot 36

KOHEI NAWA (JAPANESE, B. 1975)

PixCell-Coyote#3

Estimate: HK$900,000-1,200,000/US$115,400-153,800

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Sold for: HK$2,790,000/US$361,305

 

 

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.