Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions

Hong Kong | 23–28 November 2018

Discover the very best of art and luxury at Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2018 from 23-28 November. Join us for an exciting week of exhibitions, previews and spectacular auctions that showcase an exceptional selection of pieces from Chinese Paintings, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, as well as a covetable selection of Jewellery, Watches, Wine and Handbags.

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Wood and Rock by Su Shi

The most important Chinese painting ever to come to auction

Christie’s is proud to present one of the world’s rarest Chinese paintings, Wood and Rock by Su Shi (1037-1101) – the pre-eminent scholar of the Song Dynasty and one of the most important figures in Chinese history. The ink-on-paper scroll will lead Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale 2018.


Auction highlights

  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 2012

    1 bottle
    Estimate
    HK $95,000-140,000
    Lot offered
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 24 November 2018

  • Le Pin 2005

    6 bottles
    Estimate
    HK $130,000-190,000
    Lot offered
    Fine & Rare Wines, Hong Kong, 24 November, 2018

  • Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn, France/China, 1920-2014)

    N˚313

    oil on canvas (diptych)
    260 x 195 cm. (102 3/8 x 76 3/4 in.)
    Painted in 1969
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 24 November, 2018

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

    22.07.64

    oil on canvas
    161.5 x 199.5 cm. (63 1/2 x78 1/2 in.)
    Painted in 1964
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 24 November, 2018

  • Zeng Fanzhi (China, B. 1964)

    I/We

    oil on canvas
    215 x 330 cm. (84 5/8 x 129 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 2004
    Estimate
    HK $24,000,000-32,000,000
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 24 November, 2018

  • Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (Indonesia, 1807-1880)

    Mail Station at the Bottom of Mount Megamendung

    oil on canvas
    72 x 106.5 cm. (28 3/8 x 41 7/8 in.)
    Painted in 1871
    Estimate
    HK $14,000,000-20,000,000
    Lot offered
    Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 24 November, 2018

  • An important Saxon gold and hardstone bonbonnière

    Maker & Date: by Johann-Christian Neuber (1736-1808), signed on the flange 'NEUBER À DRESDE.', Dresden, circa 1780
    Estimate
    HK $3,200,000-5,200,000
    Lot offered
    Gold Boxes Sale, Hong Kong, 25 November, 2018

  • XU LEI (B. 1963)

    The Labyrinth City

    scroll, mounted and framed
    ink and colour on paper
    61.5 x 117.5 cm. (24 ¼ x 46 ¼ in.)
    Executed in 1999
    Estimate
    HK $1,600,000–2,600,000
    Lot offered
    Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • SU SHI (1037–1101)

    Wood and Rock

    handscroll, ink on paper, Image: 26.3 x 50 cm. (10 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.), colophons by Liu Liangzuo (11th century), Mi Fu (1051–1107), Yu Xilu (1278–1368) and Guo Chang (1563–1622)
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Beyond Compare: A Thousand Years of the Literati Aesthetic (Evening Sale) , Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • THE BARON MASUDA DONNŌ KINUTA VASE

    An important and very rare longquan celadon mallet-shaped ‘Kinuta’ vase
    Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

    23.4 cm. (9 1/8 in.) high.
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Beyond Compare: A Thousand Years of the Literati Aesthetic (Evening Sale) , Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • An important and extremely rare Ru ‘sky-blue’ tea bowl

    Northern Song dynasty, late 11th-early 12th century
    10.2 cm. (4 in.) diameter
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request
    Lot offered
    Beyond Compare: A Thousand Years of the Literati Aesthetic (Evening Sale), Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • Patek Philippe

    A platinum minute repeating automatic wristwatch with enamel dial, made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Patek Philippe, ref. 3979, circa 1994
    Estimate
    HK $2,400,000 - 4,000,000
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • Richard Mille

    A titanium limited edition tonneau-shaped automatic skeletonised flyback chronograph wristwatch with annual calendar
    Felipe Massa Grand Prix Brazil model, no. 00/10, Ref. RM011, circa 2014
    Estimate
    HK $1,650,000 - 2,300,000
    Lot offered
    Important Watches, Hong Kong, 26 November, 2018

  • Wu Guanzhong (1919–2010)

    Yellow River Under Moonlight

    scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper
    68.5 x 136.8 cm. (27 x 53 ⅞ in.)
    Dated 1989
    Estimate
    HK $10,000,000–12,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Hong Kong, 26 & 27 November, 2018

  • Anonymous (12th century)

    Fan Leaves of the Song Dynasty

    album of eighteen leaves, ink/ink and colour on silk
    each leaf measures approx. 22 x 23 cm. (8 ⅝ x 9 in.)
    Estimate
    HK $60,000,000–100,000,000
    Lot offered
    Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy, Hong Kong, 27 November, 2018

  • An iron articulated sculpture of a mythical beast (shachi)

    Edo period (18th-19th century)
    52.1 cm. (20 1/2 in.) long
    Estimate
    HK $2,800,000-4,000,000
    Lot offered
    The Meiji Aesthetics: Selected Masterpieces from a Private Asian Collection , Hong Kong, 27 November, 2018

  • "THE PEACOCK NECKLACE"

    Superb Kashmir royal blue sapphire and diamond necklace
    Estimate
    HK $95,000,000 - 120,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 27 November, 2018

  • Superb 10.04 carats Burmese pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond ring

    Estimate
    HK $54,000,000 - 68,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 27 November, 2018

  • “THE MOON OF BARODA”

    24.04 carats Fancy Yellow VS2 diamond necklace
    Estimate
    HK $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
    Lot offered
    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels, Hong Kong, 27 November, 2018

  • A very important set of three celadon jade openwork ‘dragon and phoenix’ pendants warring states period-western han dynasty (475 BC-AD 8)

    The largest: 11 cm. (4 3/8 in.) long
    Estimate
    HK $3,500,000-4,500,000
    Lot offered
    Chinese Archaic Jades from the Yangdetang Collection Part II , Hong Kong, 28 November, 2018

  • Hermès

    A Limited Edition shiny Bleu Saphir, Bleu Jean & Bleu Marine porosus crocodile Sellier Kelly 28 with gold hardware, 1999
    Estimate
    HK $260,000–320,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 28 November, 2018

  • Hermès

    A Custom Rose Azalée & Black Epsom leather Birkin 30 with gold hardware, 2017
    Estimate
    HK $100,000–150,000
    Lot offered
    Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 28 November, 2018

  • An extremely rare imperial early ming carved cinnabar lacquer ‘dragon’ bowl stand xuande incised and gilt six-character mark in a vertical line and of the period (1426-1435)

    13.1 cm. (5 1/8 in.) diameter, box
    Estimate
    HK $4,000,000-6,000,000
    Lot offered
    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 November, 2018


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Auction schedule

Fine & Rare Wines

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    24 November

Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    24 November

Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    25 November

Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)
Including a Selection of Japanese Woodblock Prints from Private Collections

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    25 November

Gold Boxes

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    25 November

Chinese Contemporary Ink

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 November

Important Watches

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 November

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Part I

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 November

Beyond Compare: A Thousand Years of the Literati Aesthetic (Evening Sale)

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    26 November

The Meiji Aesthetics: Selected Masterpieces From A Private Asian Collection

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 November

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 November

Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 November

Fine Chinese Modern Paintings, Part II

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    27 November

Chinese Archaic Jades From The Yangdetang Collection Part Ⅱ

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 November

Handbags & Accessories

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 November

Multifarious Colours - Three Enamelled Qianlong Masterpieces

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 November

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

  • Auction

    Hong Kong

    28 November