The two sales of Chinese Works of Art on 2 & 3 June achieved a total of HK$82 million/US$10.5 million bringing its half-year auction total for the category to over HK$1 billion/US$130 million – the highest among international auction houses in Asia.
Highlighting the sale was a Pala-style gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Tibet, 17th–18th century, which sold for HK$2.36 million/US$300,000, nearly 60 times of its estimate. A mallow-shaped guan-type washer, Yuan–Ming dynasty, sold for HK$2.48 million/US$320,000, nearly 50 times of its estimate.
The Chinese Art sale to be held at our Hong Kong Pacific Place gallery will include private collections of Song ceramics from Europe and Asia, a private collection of jade carvings assembled since the 1970s, selected Ming and Qing porcelain, and a European collection of works of art highlighted by an exceptional set of three 18th century gilt-bronze figures of Amitayus in their original wood cabinet.
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong