Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions


SPRING AUCTIONS IN HONG KONG TOTAL HK$2.55BN/US$327M

Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Sales realised HK$2.55bn / US$327m from 17 sales across 6 days, attracting almost 40,000 visitors to an engaging week-long series of lectures, forums, auctions, exhibitions and for Christie’s Lates. The sales achieved exceptional results for leading Asian masters, in particular for Vietnamese artists, with major artist records for Yoshitomo Nara, Le Pho, Jia Aili and Yao Shou.

The 20th Century & Contemporary Art auction series attracted buying from around the world, as collectors responded enthusiastically to the international curation strategy and unique themes. The results were one of the strongest ever recorded and set new benchmarks for Japanese and Contemporary artists.

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Auction highlights

  • Château Cheval Blanc 1982

    12 bottles
    Estimate
    HK$ 65,000 - 110,000
    Related Sale
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 24 May 2019

  • Petrus 1981

    12 bottles
    Estimate
    HK$ 110,000 - 190,000
    Related Sale
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 24 May 2019

  • Jia Aili (China, B. 1979)

    The Wasteland

    Oil on canvas
    267 x 200 cm. (105 1/8 x 78 3/4 in.)
    Painted in 2007
    Estimate
    HK$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000
    Related Sale
    ICONOCLAST, Hong Kong, 25 May 2019

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

    Triptyque 1987-1988

    Oil on canvas (triptych)
    Overall: 200 x 486 cm. (78 3/4 x 191 3/8 in.)
    Painted in 1987-1988
    © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zurich
    Estimate
    HK$ 120,000,000 - 150,000,000
    Related Sale
    20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 25 May 2019

  • Zeng Fanzhi (China, B. 1964)

    Mask

    Oil on canvas
    200 x 180 cm. (78 3/4 x 70 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1996
    Estimate
    HK$ 22,000,000 - 30,000,000
    Related Sale
    20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 25 May 2019

  • Le Pho (France/Vietnam, 1907-2001)

    Nude

    Oil on canvas
    40 x 180 cm. (15 3/4 x 70 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1931
    Estimate
    HK$ 4,000,000 - 6,000,000
    Related Sale
    20th Century & Contemporary Art (Morning Session), Hong Kong, 26 May 2019

  • Foujita (Léonard Tsuguharu, France/Japan, 1886-1968)

    Untitled

    oil on cloth
    54.8 x 45.4 cm. (21 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1932
    Estimate
    HK$ 3,000,000 - 4,000,000
    Related Sale
    20th Century & Contemporary Art (Afternoon Session), Hong Kong, 26 May 2019

  • Liu Dan (B. 1953)

    Small Ying Stone

    Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on paper
    142.7 x 367.1 cm (56 1/4 x 144 1/2 in.)
    Executed in 2014
    Estimate
    HK$ 3,500,000 - 4,500,000
    Related Sale
    Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong, 27 May 2019

  • Richard Mille

    A white ceramic and 18k pink gold limited edition tonneau-shaped skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch, Asia limited edition, Tourbillon Skull model, No. 01/06, Ref. RM52-01, circa 2015
    Estimate
    HK$ 4,350,000 - 6,000,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 27 May 2019

  • Roger Dubuis

    A unique bronze automatic wristwatch with engraved and sculpted 18k gold miniature knights and enamel dial, Excalibur Knights of the Round Table model, No. 1/1, circa 2018
    Estimate
    HK$ 1,800,000 - 3,500,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 27 May 2019

  • Wen Zhengming (1470-1559)

    Poems in Large Running Script

    Handscroll, ink on paper
    46 x 900 cm. (18 1/8 x 354 3/8 in.)
    Dated 1553
    Estimate
    HK$ 5,000,000 – 7,000,000
    Related Sale
    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Hong Kong, 27 May 2019

  • Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)

    Scholar Strolling among Pine Trees

    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
    136.9 x 57.2 cm. (53 7/8 x 22 1/2 in.)
    Dated 1964
    Estimate
    HK$ 25,000,000 - 30,000,000
    Related Sale
    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Hong Kong, 28 May 2019

  • 26.42ct Kashmir No Heat Sapphire Brooch

    Estimate
    HK$ 32,000,000 – 50,000,000
    Related Sale
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 28 May 2019

  • The Grand Muzos

    23.34/23.18ct Colombia no oil emerald earrings
    Estimate
    HK$ 30,000,000 – 50,000,000
    Related Sale
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 28 May 2019

  • 11.69ct F/IF diamond and 1.02ct Fancy Vivid Green-Blue diamond necklace

    by Bulgari
    Estimate
    HK$ 12,500,000 – 18,000,000
    Related Sale
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 28 May 2019

  • Hermès

    An exceptional, matte white Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Birkin 30 with 18K & diamond hardware, 2011
    Estimate
    HK$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000
    Related Sale
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

  • Louis Vuitton

    A rare, brass explorer trunk, 1888
    Estimate
    HK$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000
    Related Sale
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

  • A Highly Important Majestic Pair of Wood Figures of Standing Bodhisattvas

    Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-11th century
    Guanyin: 144 cm. (56 3/4 in.) high; overall height including stand: 171.5 cm. (67 1/2 in.) high
    Mahasthamaprapta: 145 cm. (57 1/8 in.) high; overall height including stand: 173 cm. (68 1/8 in.) high
    Estimate
    HK$ 40,000,000 - 60,000,000
    Related Sale
    Glories of Buddhist Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

  • The Gump’s Buddha, The Property of an American Family

    A highly important and monumental imperial gilt-lacquered wood figure of the Medicine Buddha

    Qing Dynasty, 18th century
    The figure: 172.7 cm. (68 in.) high; overall height including gilt-lacquered wood pedestal: 241.2 cm. (95 in.) high
    Estimate
    HK$ 30,000,000 - 50,000,000
    Related Sale
    Glories of Buddhist Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

  • An Exceedingly Rare and Extremely Important Huanghuali Altar Table on Stand, Gongzhuo

    Ming Dynasty, 15th century
    99 cm. (39 in.) overall high, 115cm. (41 in.) long, 69.8cm. (27 in.) deep
    Estimate
    HK$ 6,000,000 - 8,000,000
    Related Sale
    Glories of Buddhist Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

  • The Larson Yongzhong Vase, The Property of an American Family

    A magnificent and exceedingly fine blue and white ‘fruit and flower spray’ vase

    Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of period (1723-1735)
    57 cm. (22 1/2 in.) high
    Estimate
    HK$ 32,000,000 - 45,000,000
    Related Sale
    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019


International auction highlights exhibition

Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years After Apollo 11

Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection

Gold Boxes

The Exceptional Sale

Books and Manuscripts

Old Masters Evening Sale

Old Master & British Drawings

British Art


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    24-27 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    11 July 2019

  • Contact

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

European Art


  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    24-27 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    11 July 2019

  • Contact

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


Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

  • Viewing

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    24-27 May

  • Auction

    London, King Street
    18 June 2019

  • Contact

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


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Christie’s Lates: The Evolution of Style

Uncover the best of art and luxury as we celebrate the Hong Kong Spring Auctions. Join us as we explore modern interpretations of traditional subjects, techniques and works. Learn about the iconic tastemakers of the past and the ground breaking contemporary artists of today through exclusive talks, tours and eye-opening experiences at Christie’s Lates.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Date & Time: 23 May, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Christie’s Art Forum

Presenting a series of exclusive talks hosted by leading artists, scholars and expert specialists that explore this season's highlights and more.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Date: 24 and 26 May


Christie’s Education Short Course

Chinese Art in Hong Kong: A Brief History of Collecting and the Art Market | Part II: Ceramics

This two-day course includes sessions with lectures, handling session and market discussion highlighting major collectors, dealers, museums and auction houses in the city from the late 19th century to the present.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and various locations

Date & Time: 25 - 26 May 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Language: English and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation