Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2023
Event date 24 May - 1 June
Event location Hong Kong
Christie’s Hong Kong is honoured to partner with American Express Centurion to present our highly anticipated Spring Auctions, welcoming collectors and enthusiasts from around the world. The 2023 spring season will see an array of art and luxury events take place in Hong Kong and across Asia, including spectacular preview exhibitions ahead of the live auctions to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, from May 24 to June 1.
Masterpieces of 20th and 21st century art will be presented, alongside classical and modern Chinese paintings, and Chinese works of art, including a fine and extremely rare Doucai ‘Dragon’ moonflask, and outstanding pieces from notable single-owner collections such as The Cissy and Robert Tang Collection of Chinese Classical Furniture and Selected Treasures from the Palmer Family Collection. In addition, there will be a magnificent selection of luxury, including a horological masterpiece from Patek Philippe – Ref. 2523J ‘Dual Crown World Time’, which features a cloisonné enamel dial with a map of North America; a beautiful assemblage of the most coveted handbags, led by exceptional Hermès ‘Snow White’ and ‘Dark Night’ Faubourg Birkin bags; leading the Jewellery sale is an exceptional Fancy Vivid Blue colour, Internally Flawless clarity diamond ring of 4.83 carats; as well as fine and rare wine.
Christie’s Hong Kong invites you to join what is sure to be another remarkable auction season.
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THE FOH COLLECTION
A Special Exhibition Celebrating Five Decades of Collecting Chinese Modern Paintings
Celebrating an incredible journey of collecting Chinese paintings over five decades, Christie’s is honoured to present a non-selling exhibition of the Foh Collection. Join us for a rare glimpse of the Collection assembled thoughtfully by pioneering Singaporean collectors Foh Kim Hong and his wife Ms Chan Siew Fong.
The Plum Ripens – Buddhist Art Along the Chinese Silk Road
The works in the current exhibition tell the story of Buddhism’s transmission along the Chinese silk road and various trade routes, from India eastward to the Korean Peninsula, northward to Mongolia, and southward to Yunan and southern China.
Buddhism is unique amongst world religions in its inclusive nature, and often assimilate local beliefs into its theology, be it Bon of Tibet, Shamanism of Jurchen, Benzhuism of Yunnan or Daoism of China. These variations come together to create a symphony that is rich and multifarious, vibrating throughout Asia.
The early works include those from the Sixteen Kingdoms, Northern Wei, Balhae and Sila Kingdoms; while the classical period include those from Tang, Tubo, Guge, Five Dynasty, Liao, Xixia and Dali Kingdom. We end the exhibition with Yuan and Ming, where we witness the influence of Nepal and Catholicism on Buddhism.
An Exhibition of Important Chinese Jades from the Robert Chang Collection
An excellent eye with an enduring passion for beauty and exquisitely made objects, is how one would describe Mr. Robert Chang’s incredible collecting life over the span of almost a century.
Mr. Chang made collecting his lifetime hobby: at first he started with modern Chinese paintings and then went on to Imperial Qing dynasty ceramics. He did not stop there however, and has continued over the years with cloisonne enamels, rhinoceros horn carvings, snuff bottles and eventually to jade carvings.
This May, Christie’s Hong Kong is honoured to present this non-selling collection and would like to thank Mr. Chang for his immense generosity in sharing his passion with fellow enthusiasts and collectors.
Spring Auction Week Programmes
Join us at HKCEC for a curated series of short courses organized around the most exciting auction week in Hong Kong. Don't miss this chance to learn behind the scenes about art and the latest collecting trends.
Programmes: One Week in the Art World, 20th/21st Century Modern and Contemporary Art, Chinese Paintings and Ceramics, Luxury Handbags and more...
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