The Fine Classical Chinese Paintings sale in Hong Kong achieved a strong total of HK$122 million/ US$16 million. Leading the sale was Letters, a rare handscroll by Zhang Wenjing, a government official during the Song Dynasty, which fetched HK$42.2 million/ US$5.4 million, over ten times its high estimate.
Our sale was meticulously sourced to cater to the demand of Asian collectors. Rare pieces with excellent provenance fetched exceptionally high prices, which testified to Sotheby’s profound understanding of the market’s appetite.
Principally sourced from renowned private collections, including the Mi Yun Hall and Mo Boji family collections, the Hong Kong Fine Classical Chinese Paintings sale presents a wide variety of great paintings, calligraphy and rubbings. Highlights include a 14th century Lotus Sutra, Letters from Zhang Wenjing (Song dynasty) and a Poem in Running Script by Zheng Xie (1693–1766).
Preview Dates: 28-29 May Auction & Preview Venue: Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La, Admiralty, Hong Kong