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Press Release | Chinese Paintings Department Presents Dawn of Spring – Chinese Paintings Online Sale In Celebration of the Lunar New Year

22 January - 5 February

Dawn of Spring: Chinese Paintings Online (22 January – 5 February)

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Christie’s Hong Kong is proud to present Dawn of Spring – Chinese Paintings Online from 22 January to 5 February 2021, offering a selection of paintings and calligraphy with auspicious and festive meaning to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Ox. Collectors will be captivated by the offering of these exquisite works, presented at a range of attractive estimates, appealing to buyers who are either looking to enrich their existing collections, or to start building one.”

Meticulously put together for art collectors and enthusiasts, the online auction will feature global collections including the Wang Hsin-heng Family Collection, and the Family Collection of Ma Shun Ying, a student of Ding Yanyong. In addition, the sale also brings together fine works by renowned artists such as Feng Zikai, Zhao Shao’ang, Yang Shanshen, Tai Jingnong; and contemporary artists such as Tung Chiao, Tang Wai Hung, Chua Lam, Wilson Shieh and Koon Wai Bong, to name a few. With exquisite works of wide-ranging themes and remarkable appeal, the Dawn of Spring – Chinese Paintings Online is not to be missed.

Christie’s Hong Kong wishes everyone a marvelous Spring Festival!

Notes To Editor

Preview: (By Appointment ONLY)

Location: Christie’s Gallery, 22/F. Alexandra House, 18 Chater Street, Central, Hong Kong
Date      : 22 January – 5 February (CLOSED on Sunday)
Time      : 10:00am to 5:30pm


Date: 22 January – 5 February 2021

HUANG YONGYU (B. 1924)LotusScroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper68.8 x 46.7 cm. (27 ⅛ x 18 ⅜ in.)Dated 1979Estimate: HK$120,000 – 180,000 / US$15,000 – 23,000



Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper

68.8 x 46.7 cm. (27 ⅛ x 18 ⅜ in.)

Dated 1979

Estimate: HK$120,000 – 180,000 / US$15,000 – 23,000

FENG ZIKAI (1898-1975)Giant PumpkinScroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper37 x 27 cm. (14 ⅝ x 10 ⅝ in.)Dated 1961Estimate: HK$120,000 – 220,000 / US$15,000 – 28,000

FENG ZIKAI (1898-1975)

Giant Pumpkin

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

37 x 27 cm. (14 ⅝ x 10 ⅝ in.)

Dated 1961

Estimate: HK$120,000 – 220,000 / US$15,000 – 28,000 

CHEN QIKUAN (CHEN CHI-KWAN, 1921-2007)The FamilyHanging scroll, ink on paper22.4 x 29 cm. (8 ⅞ x 11 ⅜ in.)Estimate: HK$50,000 – 70,000 / US$6,400 – 9,000


The Family

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

22.4 x 29 cm. (8 ⅞ x 11 ⅜ in.)

Estimate: HK$50,000 – 70,000 / US$6,400 – 9,000

The Family Collection of Ma Shun Ying, A Student of Ding YanyongDING YANYONG (1902-1978)Golden Bull Welcoming SpringScroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper69 x 45.6 cm. (27 ⅛ x 18 in.)Dated 1976Estimate: HK$28,000 – 38,000 / US$3,600 – 4,900

The Family Collection of Ma Shun Ying, A Student of Ding Yanyong

DING YANYONG (1902-1978)

Golden Bull Welcoming Spring

Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and colour on paper

69 x 45.6 cm. (27 ⅛ x 18 in.)

Dated 1976

Estimate: HK$28,000 – 38,000 / US$3,600 – 4,900

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