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 present sale offers four pieces formerly in the imperial collection of the Qianlong Emperor, one of the most prolific poets and writers in China’s literary history, with more than 40,000 poems composed by him, and also one of the most zealous collectors. His enthusiasm is reflected in the numerous inscriptions compiled in anthologies, and in his commemorative poems and compositions preserved on the surface of the finest ceramics and works of art. The highlight of the sale is an outstanding large archaic jade disc from the Eastern Han dynasty, incised with a poem by the Emperor and mounted in a superbly carved zitan table screen.