The outstanding auction result of Chinese Art once again proved Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is a platform of choice for presenting small and well curated private collections, and offered an opportunity for presenting categories less commonly seen at the major Spring and Autumn auctions, such as Buddhist and Tibetan art. Three sales of Chinese Works of Art totalled HK$95.9 million / US$12.3 million, far surpassing pre-sale total estimate HK$57 million / US$7.3 million and brought the Company’s half-year auction total for Chinese Works of Art in Hong Kong to HK$866.8 million / US$111 million.
The Chinese Art Sale to be held at Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery has a specific focus on small, carefully curated collections. This season we will be offering: a private European collection assembled during the last quarter of the 20th century; Song ceramics and Qing dynasty porcelains from East Asian collections, in addition to typical second-generation Hong Kong family collections of jades and other works of art. The Buddhist art section features a comprehensive collection of Chinese and Tibetan thangkas, in addition to several rare bronze sculptures, including an inscribed 15th/16th century Tibetan silver-inlaid bronze figure of Milarepa.
Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong