2762
2762

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF GEORGE C.C.HO, LOT 2750-2764

Wen Zhengming 1470-1559
CALLIGRAPHY IN RUNNING SCRIPT
Estimate
3,800,0004,200,000
LOT SOLD. 7,300,000 HKD
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2762

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF GEORGE C.C.HO, LOT 2750-2764

Wen Zhengming 1470-1559
CALLIGRAPHY IN RUNNING SCRIPT
Estimate
3,800,0004,200,000
LOT SOLD. 7,300,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

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Hong Kong

Wen Zhengming 1470-1559
CALLIGRAPHY IN RUNNING SCRIPT
signed Zhengming, dated the ninth year of Jiajing Period (1530) and with eleven seals of the artist in total
Colophon by Zhan Jingfeng (1532-1602) and with one seal of his
with eight collector's seals of Zhao Guolin (1673-1750) and his son Zhao Qilu (active in 18th century) at the mounting border
with two other collector's seals
ink on paper, handscroll
36.5 by 1243.4 cm. 14 3/8  by 489 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Christie's New York, Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, 1 June 1989, Lot 60

Catalogue Note

Born in Shanghai, China, George C. C. Ho educated himself as a young man by traveling extensively and acquired a taste for the finer things early in life. His charisma fostered friendships with influential people around the world. His family was in the coal business. He branched into the shipping business before leaving China in 1949 for the relative safety of Hong Kong. In 1959, he relocated his family to New York where he resided until his death at 98 in 2017.

Mr. Ho amassed a fine collection of Chinese paintings, calligraphy, jewelry, furniture and other objects of art. He had a deep appreciation of everything Chinese, especially old and classical pieces. His efforts in collecting began in Hong Kong and intensified after retirement through his association with experts at international auction houses. He enjoyed the research and auction processes as much as the acquisitions themselves.

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

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Hong Kong