Six sales of Chinese Works of Art totalled HK$603 million/US$77.2 million. Top lot was the highly important Imperial khotan-green jade seal ‘Treasure of the Emperor Supreme’ which achieved HK$91.5 million/US$11.7 million. The Imperial inscribed documentary wutong qin sold for HK$55.6 million/US$7.2 million, setting a world auction record for a Qing dynasty musical instrument. The Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō: Early Buddhist Bronzes achieved a white glove sale fetching HK$50.4 million/US$6.5 million, over six times the estimate.
Assembled by a discerning connoisseur in France since the 1970s, the focus of the collection is on Ming and Qing Imperial porcelain and works of art of the highest quality. Following the spectacular success of the first two parts of the collection, sold in April 2007 and October 2010, the third installment consists of seventeen lots, including an extremely fine and rare wucai jar and cover enamelled with a brilliant design of mythical beasts.