The Fine Chinese Paintings sale is an excellently curated one. The major part of the sale is formed by several special collections like A Private Collection of Calligraphy by Hongyi, A Private Collection of 20th Century Chinese Paintings, Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy from the Zan De Lou Collection, Late Ming to Early Qing Fan Paintings from the Baiyun Tang Collection, Important Zhang Daqian Painting from the Jie Ping Collection, A Private Collection of Huang Junbi Landscape Paintings After Ancient Masters, and Traces of Ink: Calligraphy Works from Mid Qing to Mid 20th Century.
C.K. Cheung, Head of Chinese Paintings, said, "This spring, we will continue to follow our meticulous approach to select only the finest and best pieces for the market. The superb quality of the paintings and the wide range of motifs have rarely been seen in recent years. Among all the masterpieces, Zhang Daqian's Spring Mountains in Sichuan is the highlight of the season. This work was done during Zhang's prime, and we can see that Zhang had reached high perfection in painting in the "bone-less" style as there is no line work visible in this masterpiece."
Sotheby’s 2011 Sale of Fine Chinese Paintings achieved HK$648 million / US$83 million (est. in excess of HK$150 million / US$19.2 million)*, with all of the 308 lots sold except one.