The Fine Classical Chinese Paintings sale in Hong Kong achieved a strong total of HK$65.76 million/ US$8.4 million on 3 October 2016, far exceeding the pre-sale high estimate. The sale offered a selection of high-calibre works sourced from the collections of esteemed connoisseurs and family estates, such as Huang Guifen, Sakamoto Gorō, Mei Jing Shuwu, as well as the Mi Yun Hall Collection. Many of these works performed strongly, a testament to collectors’ appetite for works with distinguished provenance.
Building on the success of previous auctions, the sale principally consists of selections from important private collections, including the Mi Yun Hall collection, the Sakamoto Gorō collection and a group of paintings from the artist Huang Guifen, the majority of which have been collected over many decades. With paintings and calligraphy from Song to Qing dynasties, this auction includes the highlights Li Yuan and Yuanze, attributed to Muqi, Landscape after Ni Zan by Wang Hui and Poem in Cursive Script by Zhu Yunming.