Five sales of Chinese Works of Art totalled HK$893.6 million/US$114.6 million. The Pilkington Collection of Chinese Art brought HK$502.8 million/US$64.5 million, tripling pre-sale estimate. Top lot was a Blue and White Yongle Moonflask which achieved HK$110.52 million/US$14.2 million, tripling high estimate. The Seal of the Mandate of Heaven sold for HK$92.6 million/US$11.9 million, setting a world auction record for a Kangxi Imperial Seal.
The Important Chinese Art auction is a tightly curated assemblage of fine and rare porcelain and works of art with a particular focus on the Ming and Qing dynasties. Highlights of the sale include two outstanding ceramics from an important private collection: a magnificent Dehua figure of Guanyin by He Chaozong of truly exceptional size, the largest of its type recorded in any museum or private collection; and an extremely rare Qianlong mark and period silver and gilt-decorated double-gourd teadust formerly in the collections of Alfred E. Hippisley and J.M. Hu.