The Chinese porcelain collection known poetically as Meiyintang (Hall among Rose Beds) is one of the finest and most impressive in private hands. This fifth sale dedicated to the collection again makes available a phenomenal range of rare imperial works from the kilns at Jingdezhen, China’s preeminent porcelain manufacturing centre. Covering imperial porcelains from all major reigns, it includes works by protagonists of the Yuan dynasty (1279 – 1368), many mature masterpieces of the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), and a great variety of sophisticated gems from the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911).
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2013
Comprising single-owner sales of A Magnificent Falangcai Bowl From the Collection of Dr. Alice Cheng, The Meiyintang Collection, Part V - An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains and Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection, Scholarly Art III, as well as a various-owner sale - the sales concluded with a combined total of HK$ 542 million / US$ 69.5 million.
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