World auction record for Song Ceramics

An Outstanding Ru Guanyao Lobed Brush Washer

Northern Song Dynasty

Price: US$ 26.8 million / HK$ 207.9 million

Hong Kong, April 2012 - lot details

The 900-year-old Ru Guanyao (imperial ceramics kiln) lobed dish dating from the Northern
Song dynasty is one of just five in private hands out of 79 in existence. Of the bowls in private
hands, two are in Hong Kong, one in Japan and one in Switzerland. The rest are in museums.
The small, flower-shaped, 13.5 cm-wide bowl from a Japanese collection would have been
used by a scholar to clean brushes. It was from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clark.



World auction record for the artist

Lotus and Mandarin Ducks

Zhang Daqian

Price: US$ 24.6 million / HK$ 191.1 million

Hong Kong, May 2011 - lot details

This exquisite hanging scroll from 1947 was signed by the artist Zhang Daqian and offered
as part of the Mei Yun Tang Collection.  Enthusiastic bidding for this rare work drove
the final price to HK$191.1 million and set an auction record for the artist.  The success
of not only the lot but the entire Mei Yun Tang Collection exemplified the strength of
the relationship between artist and collector.


World auction record for Ming porcelain

An Outstanding Blue and White Vase with Fruit Sprays, Meiping

Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period

Price: US$ 21.7 million / HK$ 168.7 million

Hong Kong, October 2011 - lot details ‧ videos

Part of the legendary Mei Yun Tang Collection, this masterpiece is one of the best
examples of porcelain from the period. When offered at auction in 2011, intense
bidding in the crowded Hong Kong saleroom drove the price to HK$168.7 million, setting
a world record for any Ming Porcelain at auction.


A Fine and Exquisite Famille-Rose Floral Medallion Bottle Vase Enamelled in the Palace Workshops

Blue Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong

Price: US$ 18.1 million / HK$ 140.7 million

Hong Kong, October 2010 - lot details

A highlight of the famed J.T. Tai collection, this pair of vases typifying porcelains enameled
in Beijing was owned by Alfred E. Hippisley, (1842-1940), one of the first Western
collectors to appreciate Qing imperial porcelain. 


An Unusual 'Famille Rose' and Gold-Decorated Vase with Molded Design

Probably Republican Period

Price: US$ 18 million

New York, March 2011 - lot details

This unique pear-shaped vase is painted luxuriously with two medallions displaying exotic
birds among flowers, and has a six-character, Qianlong period iron-red seal.  Although
estimated at $800 - 1,200 USD enlivened debate concerning the age of the vase propelled
the bidding to well over 1000 times the high estimate.