RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART SALES REALISE HK$528,125,000/US$68,445,000

Hong Kong

THE R.F.A. RIESCO COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS

Hong Kong, 27 November 2013, Sale 3266

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

17 lots sold

24 lots offered

Total: HK$102,440,000/US$13,276,2248,236,176/€9,834,240

HK$1 = US$0.1294/£0.0866/€0.1012

71% sold by lot

74% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

3111

AN IMPORTANT AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANPING

 

XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)

20,000,000-

30,000,000

HK$28,120,000

US$3,644,352

£2,260,848

€2,699,520

Asia Trade

3102

A RARE JUN 'NUMBER NINE' TRIPOD NARCISSUS BOWL

 

YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY

5,000,000-

8,000,000

HK$9,640,000

US$1,249,344

£775,056

€925,440

Asia Private

3113

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'BOYS' BOWL

 

CHENGHUA PERIOD (1465-1487)

7,000,000-

10,000,000

HK$9,640,000

US$1,249,344

£775,056

€925,440

Asia Private

3117

A FINE AND VERY RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOWL

 

ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521)

6,000,000 -

9,000,000

HK$7,840,000

US$1,016,064

£630,336

€752,640

Asia Trade

3114

A YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE 'GARDENIA' DISH

 

HONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1488-1505)

4,800,000 -

9,000,000

HK$7,240,000

US$938,304

£582,096

€695,040

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

3109

A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE BOWL, LIANZI WAN

 

XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)

3,800,000 -

6,000,000

HK$6,640,000

US$860,544

£533,856

€637,440

Asia Private

3110

A FINE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'LOTUS' BOWL

 

XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)

4,000,000 -

6,000,000

HK$5,080,000

US$658,368

£408,432

€487,680

Europe Trade

3107

A SUPERB AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE MANTOU XIN BOWL

 

XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)

4,000,000 -

6,000,000

HK$4,840,000

US$627,264

£389,136

€464,640

Asia Private

3103

A PURPLE-SPLASHED JUN BOWL

 

JIN/YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH -13TH  CENTURY

1,200,000 -

2,000,000

HK$4,600,000

US$596,160

£369,840

€441,600

Asia Trade

3116

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH

 

ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521)

1,500,000 -2,500,000

HK$3,880,000

US$502,848

£311,952

€372,480

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

             

 

 

IMPERIAL CHINESE PORCELAIN

TREASURES FROM A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Hong Kong, 27 November 2013, Sale 3265

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

13 lots sold

14 lots offered

Total: HK$105,017,500/US$13,610,2688,443,407/€10,081,680

HK$1 = US$0.1294 / £0.0866 / €0.1012

93% sold by lot

98% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

3207

A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY RARE CARVED APPLE-GREEN ENAMELLED ‘DRAGON’ LANTERN VASE

 

QIANLONG IMPRESSED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

18,000,000-

25,000,000

HK$30,360,000

US$3,934,656

£2,440,944

€2,914,560

Asia Private

3211

A FINE AND VERY RARE TIANBAI-GLAZED ANHUA-DECORATED ‘POMEGRANATE’ BOTTLE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

 

YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425)

8,000,000-

12,000,000

HK$27,000,000

US$3,499,200

£2,170,800

€2,592,000

Asia Private

3213

A RARE PAIR OF IRON-RED DECORATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ JARS AND COVERS

 

DAOGUANG IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

4,000,000-

6,000,000

HK$ 9,160,000

US$ 1,187,136

£ 736,464

€879,360

Asia Trade

3206

A FINE AND RARE COPPER-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE DECORATED

APPLE-SHAPED WATER POT

 

KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

7,500,000-

9,500,000

HK$7,840,000

US$1,016,064

£630,336

€752,640

Asia Trade

3214

A VERY RARE DOUCAI AND FAMILLE ROSE BASIN

 

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

3,800,000-

5,500,000

HK$7,000,000

US$907,200

£562,800

€672,000

Asia Private

3209

A FINE PAIR OF DOUCAI JARS AND COVERS

 

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

3,000,000-

5,000,000

HK$6,040,000

US$782,784

£485,616

€579,840

Asia Private

3205

A FINE AND RARE DING-TYPE GLAZED SOFT-PASTE VASE

 

QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD(1736-1795)

1,200,000-

1,800,000

HK$4,840,000

US$627,264

£389,136

€464,640

Asia Trade

3203

A FINE AND RARE BLUE-GLAZED VASE, MEIPING

 

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

2,500,000-

3,500,000

HK$3,640,000

US$471,744

£292,656

€349,440

Asia Private

3201

A RARE GE-TYPE GLAZED MALLET-FORM VASE

 

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

1,000,000-

1,500,000

HK$2,440,000

US$316,224

£196,176

€234,240

Asia Private

3210

AN EXTREMELY RARE CARVED CELADON-GLAZED ‘DRAGON’ FISH BOWL

 

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

900,000-

1,200,000

HK$2,200,000

US$285,120

£176,880

€211,200

Asia Trade

             

 

IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART

(INCLUDING THE SU ZHU AN COLLECTION OF INKSTONES)

Hong Kong, 27 November 2013, Sale #3263

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

353 lots sold

219 lots offered

Total: HK$320,667,500/US$41,558,508/£25,781,667/€30,784,080

HK$1 = US$0.12960.0804/€0.096

62% sold by lot

75% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

3419

A MONUMENTAL AND EXTREMELY RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'WANSHOU' VASE

 

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR A BLUE AND WHITE KANGXI PORCELAIN

3,000,000-

5,000,000

HK$64,520,000

US$8,361,792

£5,187,408

€6,193,920

Asia Private

3383

A RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED VASE WITH RUYI-SHAPED HANDLES

 

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

2,000,000-

3,000,000

HK$19,720,000

US$2,555,712

£1,585,488

€1,893,120

Asia Private

3398

A FINE IMPERIAL WHITE JADE 'BAJIXIANG' BOWL AND COVER

 

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

3,500,000-

5,000,000

HK$19,720,000

US$2,555,712

£1,585,488

€1,893,120

Asia Trade

3468

AN IMPORTANT IMPERIAL CLOISONNE ENAMEL INKSTONE WARMER AND COVER

 

QIANLONG CAST SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

4,000,000-

6,000,000

HK$18,600,000

US$2,410,560

£1,495,440

€1,785,600

Asia Private

3421

A BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING

 

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

7,000,000-

9,000,000

HK$10,840,000

US$1,404,864

£871,536

€1,040,640

Asia Private

3442

A FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE PIERCED RIM DISHES

 

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER IRON-RED SEAL MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

8,000,000-

10,000,000

HK$9,640,000

US$1,249,344

£775,056

€925,440

Asia Private

3438

A FAMILLE ROSE 'MAGNOLIA' GLOBULAR VASE

 

YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)

3,000,000-

5,000,000

HK$8,440,000

US$1,093,824

£678,576

€810,240

Asia Private

3557

AN IMPORTANT IMPERIAL MING CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER 'DRAGON' STATIONERY CHEST

 

JIAJING PERIOD (1522-1566)

2,000,000-

3,000,000

HK$7,240,000

US$938,304

£582,096

€695,040

Asia Trade

3390

A VERY RARE MING-STYLE YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE FACETTED VASE

 

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

4,000,000-

6,000,000

HK$6,640,000

US$860,544

£533,856

€637,440

Asia Trade

3278

A FINE LONGQUAN CELADON MALLET-FORM VASE

 

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

3,000,000-

4,000,000

HK$4,600,000

US$596,160

£369,840

€441,600

Asia Private

3571

A RARE HUANGHUALI DEMOUNTABLE RECESSED TRESTLE-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOU'AN

 

17TH /18TH CENTURY

2,200,000-

3,000,000

HK$4,600,000

US$596,160

£369,840

€441,600

Asia Private

             

 

 

Hong Kong – The autumn season’s three sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Wednesday, November 27 achieved HK$528,125,000/US$68,445,000, and sold 64% by lot and 79% by value.

Chi Fan Tsang, Specialist Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Department, said, “We were honoured to have been instructed to offer The R.F.A.  Riesco Collection this season, formed with such passionate connoisseurship, and not seen on the market for many decades.   In particular, we were pleased with the results of the top lot of the sale - the rare Xuande blue and white double-gourd moonflask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), which realized HK$28.1 million/US$3.6 million, and for the two rare Jun bowls. 

Imperial Chinese porcelain triumphed in the sale of Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection, which totaled HK$105 million/US$13.6 million and was over 90% sold. This group of porcelain represented some of the best monochromes as well as doucai, famille rose, and iron-red decorated polychrome wares from the early Ming to the mid-Qing periods. 

Among the exceptional prices achieved in the various owners sale was the top lot of a monumental and extremely rare blue and white 'Wanshou vase, realizing HK$64.5 million/US$8.4 million, which surpassed its pre-sale estimate.  Further robust prices were realized for a fine imperial white jade 'bajixiang' bowl and cover; and an important Imperial cloisonné enamel inkstone warmer and cover.  Overall, these results demonstrate the focused and mature market for fine Chinese ceramics and works of art.

Images & top ten results can be downloaded here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ethruccm0uldcqi/ku2-rc9cRE?m=

 

To view the full auction results:

The R.F.A Riesco Collection of Important Chinese Ceramics (Sale 3266)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24695&viewType=list

Imperial Chinese Porcelain Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection (Sale 3265)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24318&viewType=list

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Including the Su Zhu An Collection of Chinese Inkstones) (Sale 3263)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24317&viewType=list

PRESS CONTACT:

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

Shiro Tsui (Hong Kong ) | +852 2978 6718| stsui@christies.com

 

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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