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  • 31 May 2017

RESULTS: Spring Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Auctions at Christie’s Hong Kong Totalled HK$422,405,000/US$54,490,329

49% Lots Above High Estimate

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE TANG-STYLE 
‘DOUBLE-DRAGON’ CELADON-GLAZED AMPHORA
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE
AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

On 31 May 2017, Christie’s Hong Kong held four auctions for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art - Adorning the Kings – A Private Collection of Archaic Jade Ornaments, The Perfect Countenance – Fine Buddhist Works of Art, The Yongzheng Emperor’s Double-Dragon Amphora stand alone sale, The Imperial Sale/Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art together realised a total of HK$422,405,000/US54,490,329.

The top highlight from this series of sales was An Exceptionally Fine Tang-Style ‘Double-Dragon’ Celadon-Glazed Amphora, which achieved HK$140,540,000/ US$18,129,688.  Please click HERE for the results of the sale.

Please click HERE for the results of the Adorning the Kings – A Private Collection of Archaic Jade Ornaments sale which took place on 31 May and totalled HK$38,928,750/ US$5,021,817, with 80% sold by lot and 92% sold by value.

The top lot for the sale was an Important Set of Three Jade ‘Chilong’ Sword Fittings and a Jade Sword Guard, Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 8 AD), which realised HK$8,460,000/ US$1,090,982.

  

Please click HERE for the results of the The Perfect Countenance – Fine Buddhist Works of Art Sale which took place on 31 May and totalled HK$84,340,000/ US$10,879,877, with 80% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.

The top lot for the sale was a Highly Important and Very Rare Malla-Style Gilt-Bronze and Silver-Inlaid Seated Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 13th-14th Century, which realised HK$50,940,000/ US$6,571,270.

  

Please click HERE for the results of the The Imperial Sale/Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale which took place on 31 May and totalled HK$158,596,250/ US$20,458,948, with 59% sold by lot and 70% sold by value.

The top lot for the sale was a Fine and Very Rare Famille Rose ‘Boys’ Jar, 1736-1795, which realised HK$14,460,000/ US$1,865343.

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE MALLA-STYLE GILT-BRONZE AND 
SILVER-INLAID SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI 
TIBET, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

An important SET OF THREE JADE ‘CHILONG’ SWORDFITTINGS AND A JADE SWORD GUARDWESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

An important SET OF THREE JADE ‘CHILONG’ SWORD
FITTINGS AND A JADE SWORD GUARD
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)

A FINE AND VERY RARE FAMILLE ROSE ‘BOYS’JARQIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUEAND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

A FINE AND VERY RARE FAMILLE ROSE ‘BOYS’ JAR
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE
AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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