Jades from the Zidongtang Collection proved to be one of the strongest private collections of jades in the market this season, bringing a total of HK$15.1 million / US$1.9 million. 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 Zidongtang collection is an exceptional group of small white jade carvings, carefully selected by a connoisseur with an eye to quality, material and shape. Consisting of 36 lots in total, highlights include a superb 18th century Hetian jade ‘phoenix’ pendant, Xi, a select group of jade belthooks of rare form, among the best examples of their type to emerge in the market in recent years, and a 17th century yellow jade rosary, published in the Beijing Palace Museum curator’s Zhang Guangwen reference book on jade, Guyu shoucang rumen baike.
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