RELEASE : CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN AUCTIONS 2015

Hong Kong

 

PRESS RELEASE | 2 OCTOBER 2015 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN AUCTIONS 2015

Public Viewing: 26 November - 1 December | Auctions: 27 November - 2 December

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

 

HONG KONG, 2 October 2015 -- Christie’s Hong Kong is pleased to announce its upcoming HONG KONG AUTUMN AUCTIONS which will be held from 27 November to 2 December 2015, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This landmark event in the regional art scene features a vast range of exquisite treasures that bear historical significance and distinguished provenance. Over 3000 lots are expected to be presented at this season’s sales, with key categories including Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Chinese Classical and Modern Paintings, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Arts, as well as a full array of luxury pieces spanning Magnificent Jewels, Important Watches, Fine and Rare Wine and Handbags and Accessories.

François Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Asia Pacific, said, “In recent years the art ecology in Asia has been gradually transforming. We see the flourishing of emerging artists; new museums and galleries opening across Asian cities; and an increasing interest in art appreciation amongst the young generation. As a global leader in the art business, our biannual auctions in Hong Kong provide more than just a platform for avid collectors. It is also an occasion through which we see the convergence of these new dynamics on art and cultural appreciation, which is very exciting.”

Rebecca Wei, President of Christie’s Asia, said, “Beginning in October, we will roll out a series of events and activities throughout the auction season, including tours to seven cities and private sale exhibitions. This season, Christie’s will present a Special Sale of Singapore Art to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. Meanwhile, we will also be offering the most comprehensive private collection of Song ceramics ever to appear at an auction. Known as The Linyushanren Collection, it comprises some of the most exquisite pieces created during the Song Dynasty (907-1279).”

During the same week, Christie’s will also present a landmark The Art of Music Private Selling Exhibition, offering in total seven violins and one cello produced by Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Bartolomeo Guarneri, two of the greatest artisans in the history of string instruments.

In its 2015 Spring Sales, Christie’s realized a total sales of HKD3.22bn, with over 60 auction records broken across categories. 

CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS

ASIAN 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART | 28 & 29 NOVEMBER

SANYU (CHANG YU, Chinese, 1901-1966)

Vase de Chrysanthèmes sur une table jaune

oil on masonite

Painted in the 1940s

59.5 x 39.8 cm. (23 3/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

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

US$1,282,100 - 1,923,100 ADRIEN-JEAN LE MAYEUR DE MERPRÈS (Belgian, 1880-1958)

Dancers in Bali

oil on canvas in the original hand-carved Balinese frame

Painted in 1932

90 x 120 cm. (35 3/8 x 47 1/4 in.)

HK$3,500,000 - 5,500,000

US$449,800 – 706,900

LIU WEI (B.1972)

Tiananmen

oil on canvas, triptych

Painted in 2009-2010

overall: 250 x 540 cm.

(98 3/8 x 212 5/8 in.)

HK$5,500,000—8,000,000 (US$705,100—1,025,600) KIM WHAN-KI (Korean, 1913-1974)

Untitled

oil on canvas

Painted in 1958

38 x 46 cm. (15 x 18 1/8 in.)

HK$1,000,000 - 2,000,000

US$128,200 - 256,400

CHINESE CONTEMPORARY INK PAINTINGS | 30 NOVEMBER

LIU KUO-SUNG (LIU GUOSONG, B. 1932)

The Composition of Distance C

Scroll, mounted and framed

Ink and colour on paper

Executed in 1970

139 x 69 cm. (54 3/4 x 27 1/8 in.)

Estimate:

HK$700,000-900,000

US$90,000-110,000 LIU KUO–SUNG (LIU GUOSUNG, B. 1932)

Solar Eclipse

A pair of hanging scrolls

Ink and colour on paper

Each scroll measures 183.5 x 46.5 cm. (72¼ x 18¼ in.)

Executed in 1973

HK$1,600,000 – 2,600,000

US$200,000 – 330,00

JIA YOUFU (B. 1942)

Heavenly Composition of Cloud Brocade No. 1

Scroll, mounted and framed

Ink and colour on paper

68.5 x 136.5 cm. (27 x 53 3/4 in.)

Executed in 2002

HK$500,000-600,000

US$64,000-77,000 AI XUAN (B. 1947)

Tibetan Girl

Scroll, mounted and framed

Ink and colour on paper

97.8 x 90.7 cm (38 1/2 x 35 3/4 in.)

Executed in 2012

HK$500,000-700,000

US$64,000-90,000

FINE CHINESE CLASSICAL PAINTINGS | 30 NOVEMBER

 

AN IMPORTANT PAINTING FROM A PRIVATE JAPANESE

COLLECTION

BADA SHANREN (1626.1705)

Egret on Rock

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

92 x 55 cm. (36. x 21. in.)

HK$18,000,000 – 28,000,000

US$2,400,000 – 3,600,00 EMPEROR HUIZHONG

(ATTRIBUTED TO, 1082–1135, REIGNED 1100–1125)

Bamboo

Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk

124 x 54.8 cm. (48⅞ x 21⅝ in.)

HK$1,000,000 – 1,500,000

US$130,000 – 200,000 GONG XIAN (1618–1689)

Ink Landscape

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

193 x 103 cm. (76 x 40½ in.)

Dated 1684

HK$1,200,000 – 2,200,000

US$154,000 – 282,000 FA RUOZHEN (1613–1696)

Summer Mountains

Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk

133 x 54.5 cm. (52⅓ x 21½ in.)

Dated 1679

HK$1,000,000 – 1,500,000

US$130,000 – 200,000

FINE CHINESE MODERN PAINTINGS | 1 DECEMBER

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SINGAPOREAN

COLLECTOR

PU RU (1896–1963)

River Landscape

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on silk

11.8 x 254.5 cm. (4⅝ x 100¼ in.)

HK$1,000,000 – 2,000,000

US$130,000 – 260,000

FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE

COLLECTION

XU BEIHONG (1895–1953)

Horses Drinking

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

72.8 x 112 cm. (28⅝ x 44⅛ in.)

Dated 1934

HK$18,000,000 – 22,000,000

US$2,350,000 – 2,850,000

FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE

COLLECTION

WU GUANZHONG (1919–2010)

Bark

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

67.5 x 135.5 cm. (26⅝ x 53⅜ in.)

HK$10,000,000 – 15,000,000

US$1,300,000 – 1,900,000

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NORTH AMERICAN

COLLECTOR

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899–1983)

Living in Spring Mountains

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on gold paper

53 x 40.8 cm. (20⅞ x 16⅛ in.)

Dated 1970

HK$3,000,000 – 4,000,000

US$380,000 – 510,000

IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART | 2 DECEMBER

THE LINYUSHANREN COLLECTION OF SONG CERAMICS BEYOND WHITE CLOUDS -- CHINESE SCHOLAR'S ROCKS FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION MASTERPIECES OF BUDDHIST ART IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART

 

A MAGNIFICENT AND

EXCEEDINGLY RARE GE

FOLIATE DISH

SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY

5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) diam.

Estimate on Request

Please click here for complete press release AN INSCRIBED AND DATED

LINGBI CLOUD-FORM

SCHOLAR’S ROCK

SIGNED GAO FENG HAN (1683-1749), DATED CYCLICAL YIMOU YEAR,

CORRESPONDING TO 1735 AND OF THE PERIOD

22 3/8 in. (57 cm.) high

HK$1,800,000-2,800,000

US$225,000-350,000 AN EXCEPTIONALLY

RARE BRONZE FIGURE

OF ELEVEN-HEADED

AVALOKITESHVARA

TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

47 1/4 in. (120 cm.) high

Estimate on Request A MAGNIFICENT AND EXTREMELY RARE MOULDED CELADON-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE LOBED VASE

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

14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) high

Estimate on Request

MAGNIFICENT JEWELS | 1 DECEMBER

 

A 10.11 carats no oil emerald ring

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

US$1,000,000-1,500,000 A 5.56 carats Burmese no heat ruby

and diamond ring

HK$12,000,000 – 18,000,000

US$1,500,000-2,300,000 A 18.08 carats Burmese no heat sapphire ring

HK$4,000,000-6,000,000

US$500,000-750,000

IMPORTANT WATCHES | 30 NOVEMBER

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

An Extremely Fine And Rare 18k White Gold Openface Keyless Lever Tourbillon Watch, “Les Complications” Collection, Manufactured In 1990

HK$1,000,000-1,200,000

US$125,000 150,000

RICHARD MILLE

A Fine And Very Rare Tzp Black Ceramic And Carbon Skeletonised “Tourbillon Skull” Wristwatch, Asia Limited Edition No. 05/06, Ref. Rm052, Circa 2014

HK$2,200,000 – 4,200,000

US$280,000 – 550,000

HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES | 2 DECEMBER

 

A RARE MATTE WHITE HIMALAYA NILOTICUS CROCODILE RETOURNÉ KELLY 32 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE

HERMÈS, 2015

HKD600,000 – 800,000 AN EXCEPTIONAL SHINY BLACK POROSUS CROCODILE DIAMOND KELLY CUT WITH 18K WHITE GOLD & DIAMOND HARDWARE

HERMÈS, 2015

HKD500,000 – 600,000 A RARE, CUSTOM TULIP VEAU DOBLIS, PONYHAIR & MATTE POUSSIERE POROSUS CROCODILE BIRKIN 35 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE

HERMÈS, 2013

HKD500,000 – 600,000

FINE AND RARE WINES | 27 & 28 NOVEMBER

Domaine Leroy, Romanée St. Vivant 1998

Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits

6 bottles

HK$35,000–42,000 Maison Leroy, Richebourg 1959

Leroy Richebourg

6 bottles

HK$110,000 – 140,000 Vega Sicilia Unico 1962 Ribera del Duero

9 magnums

HK$50,000 – 65,000

SG 50 | 29 November

CHEONG SOO PIENG (Singaporean, 1917-1983)

Balinese Dance

oil on canvas

134 x 87.5 cm

(52 ¾ x 34 ⅜ in.)

Painted in 1953

Estimate on request

CHEN WEN HSI (Singaporean, 1906-1992)

Assembling

ink and colour on paper

136 x 69 cm.

(53 1/2 x 27 1/8 in.)

HK$1,500,000 – 2,000,000

US$192,800 – 257,100

CHEN WEN HSI (Singaporean, 1906-1992)

Sea Palace

Oil on canvas

80 x 100 cm. (31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.)

Painted circa late 60s - early 70s

HK$250,000 – 300,000

US$32,100 – 38,500

The Art of Music | 26 - 29 NOVEMBER

1673 Stradivari cello ex du Pré

1686 Stradivari violin ex Rosenheim /Kochański

1694 Stradivari violin Muir-Mackenzie

1705 Stradivari violin Baron von der Leyen/ ex-Klaveness

1717 Stradivari violin ex Piatti

1728 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Kubelíc ex Von Vecsey

1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Kathleen Parlow ex Viotti

1736 Guarneri del Gesù violin ex Lafont ex Brodsky ex Repin violin (illustrated above left)

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Christie’s Hong Kong 2015 Spring Auctions Preview - Asia Tour Schedule

Hong Kong Oct 2-8 The James Christie Room, 22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Shanghai Oct 22-23 The Peninsula Shanghai, No 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai

Tokyo Oct 27-28 Christie's Japan, Meiji Seimei Kan 4F, 2-1-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Beijing Oct 31 - Nov 1 Grand Ballroom, Rosewood Beijing, Jing Guang Centre, Hujialou, Beijing

Jakarta Oct 31 - Nov 1 The Ritz Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, SCBD, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta

Singapore Nov 7-8 ArtSpace @ Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065

Taipei Nov 14-15 Fubon International Convention Center, 108, Tun Hua S. Rd., Sec. 1, Basement 2, Taipei

Bangkok Nov 19-20 Azure, 33rd floor, Renaissance Bangkok, Ratchaprasong Hotel, 518/8 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330

Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2015

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Nov 27 Fine & Rare Wines

Nov 28 Fine & Rare Wines

Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)

Nov 29 Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

SG50

Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)

Nov 30 Chinese Contemporary Ink

Important Watches

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy

Dec 1 Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

Dec 2 Handbags & Accessories

The Beyond White Clouds- Chinese Scholar’s Rocks

The Linyushanren Collection of Song Ceramics

Masterpieces of Buddhist Art

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

*The above schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

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About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2015 that totalled £2.9 billion / $4.5 billion. In 2014, Christie’s had global auction and private sales that totalled £5.1 billion/$8.4 billion, making it the highest annual total in Christie’s history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Christie’s has a global presence with 54 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, third-party financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in the first half of 2018 that totalled £2.97 billion / $4.04 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*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.