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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The spring sale will feature Important Works of Art from the Ming and Qing dynasties. In addition to a strong selection of Imperial porcelain, there is also a broad range of outstanding works of art in other media, including jade, bronze, glass and cloisonné enamel. The highlight of the sale is The Pasini yellow-ground sgraffiato vase, a magnificent and monumental yellow-ground famille-rose sgrafiatto vase. One of the largest Qianlong Imperial vases remaining in private hands, it is lavishly decorated with the ‘anbaxian’ against a brilliant yellow ground, and flanked by elaborate dragon handles. Another highlight is an exceptional octagonal vase from the Qianlong period, enamelled with panels of boys at play. It is extremely rare, with no other comparable published example, and is of the uttermost refinement, a harmonious combination of celadon glaze with relief design, famille-rose and underglaze-blue painting.