The 6 Sales of Chinese Works of Art on 7 April achieved a combined total of HK$771 m / US$98.8 m. The top lot, a Guan Vase from the Southern Song Dynasty, sold at HK$113.9 m / US$14.6 m to the Long Museum, Shanghai - The Third Highest Price for Song Ceramics at Auction. An Imperial White Jade ‘Yongzheng Yubi Zhi Bao’ Seal With original Box and Cover, Qing Dynasty, sold for HK$104.9 m / US$13.5 m.
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Passionately collected over thirty years by the American collector Robert H. Blumenfield, this is an outstanding assemblage of bamboo carvings, reflecting the superb output of literati taste bamboo produced in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. Encompassing all the major categories, the collection includes figure carvings, brushpots, incense burners and exquisite miniatures produced for the scholar’s desk. The highlight of the sale is a superb brushpot carved with the Eight Daoist Immortals depicted crossing the sea to the Western Paradise, attributed to the Kangxi court carver Gu Jue.