Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions

Hong Kong | 25-30 May 2018

Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Sales realised HK$3.11bn / US$399m from 18 sales across 6 days.

Following these successes, we are now accepting consignments for our upcoming autumn auction season. To find out more about selling and buying with Christie’s, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enquiries
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Tel: +852 2760 1766

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Charity auction

The Art of Giving
Sunday 27 May 1:30pm

The Art of Giving Charity Auction is presented by Sophie Chang & Save the Children. Sophie Chang is a prominent philanthropist in Asia who, through her many charitable initiatives, has helped a broad spectrum of people and underprivileged members of society. Sophie will unite her love of art with her commitment to charitable causes, by partnering with Christie’s in auctioning off one of her works – Soaring Beyond. The work will be featured in a single-lot charity sale with 100% of the proceeds going to Save the Children, an independent organisation that for almost 100 years provides the most vulnerable children with education, health and protection.

In partnership with


Auction highlights

  • Masseto Library Release

    1995 (3)
    2005 (3)
    2010 (3)
    9 bottles
    Estimate
    HK $26,000-75,000 
    Lot offered
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Château Lafleur

    6 bottles
    Estimate
    HK $50,000-65,000 
    Lot offered
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji, France/China, 1920-2013)

    14.12.59

    oil on canvas
    130 x 162 cm. (51 1/4 x 63 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1959
    © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zurich
    Estimate
    HK $68,000,000-88,000,000
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 May 2018

  • Chen Yifei (China, 1946-2005)

    Beauties on Promenade

    oil on canvas
    190 x 208 cm. (74 3/4 x 81 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1997
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Yayoi Kusama (Japan, B. 1929)

    No. F. C. H.

    oil on canvas
    76.2 x 66 cm. (30 x 26 in.)
    Painted in 1960
    Estimate
    HK $16,000,000-26,000,000
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Hendra Gunawan (Indonesia, 1918-1983)

    Kuda Lumping

    oil on canvas
    147 x 202 cm. (57 7/8 x 79 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1976
    Estimate
    HK $3,500,000-5,500,000
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Gerhard Richter (Germany, B. 1932)

    Abstraktes Bild

    oil on canvas
    71 x 61 cm. (28 x 24 in.)
    Painted in 1994
    © Gerhard Richter 2018 (0091).
    Estimate
    US $1,400,000-2,000,000 
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 May, 2018

  • Liu Kuo-sung (Liu Guosong, B. 1932)

    Play of Mountain and Cloud

    scroll, mounted and framed,
    ink and colour on paper
    120 x 150 cm. (47 ¼ x 59 in.)
    Executed in 2002
    Estimate
    HK $3,200,000–4,200,000
    Lot offered
    Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong, 28 May, 2018

  • Richard Mille

    A platinum and baguette-cut diamond-set tourbillon wristwatch with torque indicator and power reserve, RM014 AG PT, Perini Navi Cup model
    Estimate
    HK $3,600,000 - 4,800,000
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 28 May, 2018

  • Patek Philippe

    An 18k gold openface keyless watch with enamel miniature of "country scene of patrician life" by Mrs. Pellarin-Leroy and a unique associated Patek Philippe 18k gold and enamel diamond-set watch stand, Ref. 866/22 (watch), Ref. 9624 (stand), circa 1972
    Estimate
    HK $2,000,000 - 4,000,000 
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 28 May, 2018

  • Shen Zhou (1427–1509)

    Planting Bamboo

    handscroll, ink on paper
    24.5 x 98 cm. (9 ⅝ x 38 ½ in.)
    Estimate
    HK $3,000,000–5,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Hong Kong, 28 May, 2018

  • Zhang Daqian (1899–1983)

    Viewing the Waterfall

    scroll, mounted on woodboard and framed, ink and colour on paper
    134 x 68 cm. (52 ¾ x 26 ¾ in.)
    Estimate
    HK $60,000,000–80,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Hong Kong, 29 May, 2018

  • Edmond Chin for the House of Boghossian

    An exclusive coloured diamond bracelet
    Estimate
    HK $16,000,000-25,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 29 May, 2018

  • A Rare 12.85 Carats Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Colour VVS1 Diamond Ring

    Estimate
    HK $44,500,000-65,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 29 May, 2018

  • A Magnificent Blue and White Moonflask

    Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)
    59 cm. (23 1/4 in.) high 
    Estimate
    HK $60,000,000-80,000,000
    Lot offered
    The Three Rarities – Imperial Qianlong Ceramics from An Important Private Collection, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • A Superb Yangcai Yellow-Ground ‘Boys’ Vase

    Qianlong six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1736-1795)
    38.8 cm. (15 1/4 in.) high
    Estimate
    HK $50,000,000-80,000,000
    Lot offered
    The Three Rarities – Imperial Qianlong Ceramics from An Important Private Collection, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • A Highly Important Gilt-Bronze Figure of Maitreya Buddha

    Late Sui-Tang Dynasty, early 7th Century
    32.4 cm. (12 3/4 in.) high
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    The Nitta Maitreya, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • Hermès

    A shiny vert Émeraude alligator Sellier Kelly 25 with gold hardware, 2017
    Estimate
    HK $300,000-350,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • Hermès

    A custom shiny rose Schéhérazade & Bleu Saphir Niloticus crocodile Birkin 30 with gold hardware
    Estimate
    HK $400,000-500,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Polychrome Wood Figure of Water Moon Guanyin

    Liao-Jin Dynasty (907-1234)
    66 cm. (26 in.) high
    Estimate
    HK $15,000,000-20,000,000
    Lot offered
    Contemplating The Divine, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

  • A Fine and Very Rare Blue And White Double-Gourd Vase

    Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)
    23.3 cm. (9 1/8 in.) high
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 May, 2018

Special features


Auction schedule

Fine & Rare Wines: Direct from the Cellars of the Historic Comte Georges de Vogüé

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    25 May, 5:30pm

Fine & Rare Wines Featuring Wines Direct from Masseto and a Collection of Château Lafleur and other Guinaudeau Family Estate Wines

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 May, 10:30am

Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) / Contemporaries: Voices from East and West (Evening Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 May, 6pm

Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 May, 10:30am

Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 May, 1:30pm

Chinese Contemporary Ink

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 May, 11am

Important Watches and Private Collections

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 May, 12pm

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 May, 2:30pm

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    29 May, 10:30am & 2:30pm

Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    29 May, 1pm

Celestial Immortals - The Taber Family Tianqiuping from Philbrook Museum of Art

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May 10:30am

Three Qianlong Rarities – Imperial Ceramics from an Important Private Collection

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 10:45am

The Nitta Maitreya

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 11am

Handbags & Accessories

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 11am

Contemplating the Divine - Fine Buddhist Art

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 11:15am

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 2:30pm

Leisurely Delights of a Transient Life

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    30 May, 11:45am

Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings Online

  • Auction

    Online Only

    21 - 28 May

Contemporary Art Asia: Hong Kong Edition

  • Auction

    Online Only

    22 - 29 May

Contemporary Art Asia: New York Edition

  • Auction

    Online Only

    22 - 30 May


Private selling exhibitions

GESTURES: Pan Gongkai | Wang Dongling | Wu Yi


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

    4-14 June
    The James Christie Room
    22nd Floor, Alexandra House
    18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong

  • Contact

    General Enquiries
    infoasia@christies.com
    +852 2760 1766

Impressionist & Modern Art


International auction highlights exhibition

Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020
    12 Jun 18

  • Contact

    Daphne Lingon
    dlingon@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2309

Modern British Evening Sale


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    19 Jun 18

  • Contact

    Will Porter 
    wporter@christies.com
    +44 20 7389 2688

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    20 Jun 18

  • Contact

    Keith Gill
    kgill@christies.com
    +44 207 389 2175

Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

    Auction

    London, King Street
    3 Jul 18

  • Contact

    Cecille Xichu Wang
    xwang@christies.com
    +852 2978 5345

Gold Boxes


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    4 Jul 18

  • Contact

    David McLachlan
    dmclachlan@christies.com
    +44 207 389 2650

Old Masters


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

    Auction

    London, King Street
    5 Jul 18

  • Contact

    Cecille Xichu Wang
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    +852 2978 5345

The Exceptional Sale


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    5 Jul 18

  • Contact

    Robert Copley
    rcopley@christies.com
    +44 207 389 2353

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

    Auction

    London, King Street
    11 Jul 18

  • Contact

    Cecille Xichu Wang
    xwang@christies.com
    +852 2978 5345

Antiquities


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020
    18 Oct 18

  • Contact

    Hannah Fox Solomon
    hsolomon@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2245

The Beistegui Collection


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    25-28 May

  • Auction

    Paris
    10 Sep 18

  • Contact

    Simon de Monicault
    sdemonicault@christies.com
    +33 1 40 76 84 24

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