Chinese Works of Art

Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2016

Exceptional objects encompassing Chinese Works of Art, Fine Chinese Paintings, Classical Chinese Paintings, Contemporary Ink Art, Modern Asian Art, Contemporary Asian Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Jewellery, Watches and Wines will be offered over the course of five action-packed days in Hong Kong. 

Leading the sale series is a highly important Imperial Khotan-green jade ‘Taishang Huangdi Zhi Bao’ seal of Qianlong period from the special sale Dragon Emperor. Taking place on 2 October, the Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale will bring to market important works by renowned artists from the region, including Zao Wou-Ki, Zeng Fanzhi, Affandi, Shiraga Kazuo, among others.  

This season, we are particularly thrilled to announce an inaugural collaboration with Korean art collector and pop icon T.O.P, who will guest-curate a special contemporary art evening sale, #TTTOP, on 3 October.

Auction Highlights


The Seal of the Emperor Supreme


T.O.P, curator of #TTTOP tells us more about this original and meaningful collaboration with Sotheby's


The Pride of Kashmir: One of Nature’s Greatest Sapphires


Ineffable Beauty: Sanyu’s figure drawings opened the doors of modern art to new vistas  

Auction Calendar

1 October

The Classic Cellar II Featuring Château Pétrus

A Unique Crystal Magnum Decanter of Special Louis XIII Cognac – Asia Edition

The Connoisseur’s Cellar – Part I

2 October

The Connoisseur’s Cellar – Part II

Finest and Rarest Wines

The Sublime – Wou-Ki Zao

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale

3 October

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

Contemporary Asian Art

Ineffable Beauty

Modern Asian Art


4 October

Fine Chinese Paintings

Contemporary Ink Art: Journey

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite

5 October

Important Watches

Roger Keverne – 50 Years in the Trade

Important Chinese Art: The Collection of a Parisian Connoisseur, Part III

Dragon Emperor

Chinese Art through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō: Early Buddhist Bronzes

Ming Furniture – Portable Treasures

Important Chinese Art

Also on View

Age of Elegance –  European Paintings, Sculptures, Silver and Fabergé

Sotheby’s Diamonds

Sotheby’s Wine

Hong Kong Exhibition and Auction Venue

Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing)
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Asia Travelling Exhibitions Calendar




26 – 28 August


The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

10 – 11 September


The Regent Singapore

21 – 22 September


The Shilla Seoul

24 – 25 September


Hua Nan Bank International Convention Center

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