Two sales of Chinese Works of Art on 1 & 2 December totalled a combined total of HK$72.4 million / US$9.3 million, far surpassing the pre-sale high estimate (HK$46.5 million / US$6 million). Close to 70% of the lots sold went over the high estimates.
The Muwen Tang collection of Chinese jades, formed in the 1970s and 80s by an erudite scholar-collector, encompasses a rich diversity of post-archaic jades from the Song to Qing dynasties, created for daily use. The kaleidoscopic range of forms includes an exceptional group of Song dynasty animal and figure carvings, and a superb selection of white jades from the Qing dynasty.
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong