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Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Highlight Tour

Worldwide, Aug – Sep 2017

This November, Christie’s is pleased to present a series of extraordinary works from the celebrated Le Cong Tang collection in Hong Kong Autumn Auctions. This renowned collection comprises exquisite items created during the Ming dynasty, with a magnificent Wucai  Fish Jar and Cover produced during the Jiajing reign as the collection highlight.

Wucai  fish jars complete with the original covers are exceptionally rare, and have been items of admiration and reverence by connoisseurs throughout centuries. Aside from the present piece, only three other Jiajing fish jars complete with a cover appear to have been sold at auction.

The jar was formerly in the collection of J.M Hu (Hu Jenmou) (1910-1993), one of the most illustrious Chinese private collectors of the 20th Century. The J.M Hu collection is revered for its broad but well-focused vision, encompassing the finest of imperial ceramics through the ages."

A Highly Important and Extremely Rare Wucai  ‘Fish’ Jar and Cover
Jiajing Six-character Mark in Underglaze Blue and of the Period (1522–1566)
18⅛ inch (46 cm.)
Estimate on Request

Tour information


  • Viewing

    Christie's Japan
    Meiji Seimei Kan 4/F
    2-1-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku

    3-4 Aug

  • Contact

    Chie Banta
    +81 (0)3 6267 1766

Los Angeles

  • Viewing

    Christie’s Los Angeles
    336 North Camden Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    15-19 Aug

  • Contact

    Andrew Lick
    +1 415 609 7861

New York

  • Viewing

    Christie’s New York
    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York

    8-13 Sep

  • Contact

    Margaret Gristina
    +1 212 636 2180

Auction schedule

Hong Kong Autumn Auctions

  • Auction

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
    24-29 Nov

  • Contact

    Chi Fan Tsang
    +852 2978 6734