25 novembre 2010

Christie's Sales of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art to Offer an Impressive Array of Rare and Important Works

One of a pair of Cloisonne enamel double crane censers of Yongzheng reign is displayed during a Christie's press preview in Hong Kong. EPA/YM YIK HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to a wide range of unique objects across multiple categories. Together these... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2010

Sotheby's Hong Kong Fine Chinese 2010 Autumn Sale Fetches US$52.2 Million

Works by other Chinese masters such as Zhang Daqian and Qi Baishi also achieved strong prices. HONG KONG.- Today, on the 4th day of the seven-day Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn 2010 sales series, the sale of Fine Chinese Paintings achieved triumphant results. The sale commanded HK$407 million / US$52.2 million (est. HK$120-174 million / US$15.4-22 million), establishing Sotheby’s Highest-Ever Total for a Various Owners Sale of Fine Chinese Paintings. All but three of the 270 works offered found buyers, which represents and builds... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2010

Christie's Presents the Most Valuable Chinese Painting Ever Offered at Auction

Landscapes Inspired by Du Fu’s Poetic Sensibilities valued at HK$120 million/US$15.5 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 HONG KONG.- A masterpiece valued at HK$120 million/US$15,480,000 by Ming Dynasty Chinese classical painting master Shitao (石涛) (1642–1707) will be offered by leading international auction house Christie’s at its Hong Kong Spring Sales on May 28th. Shitao, a renowned scholar-artist, was one of the most influential painters of his time and had a profound effect on the artistic development of subsequent... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2010

Sotheby's Achieves Highest Total for a Various-Owner Chinese Paintings Sale

Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965), "Chess Playing", ink and colour on paper, framed, signed FU BAOSHI, dated gui wei, 1943, the seventh lunar month, with three seals of the artist, and three collector's seals; 87.7 by 59.9 cm. 34 1/2 by 23 1/2 in. Est. 5,000,000—7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 38,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2010 held today achieved a total of HK$418,212,000/ US$53,616,923, the highest total Sotheby’s has ever achieved for a various-owner Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]