Hong Kong | Spring 2017

By Sotheby's

It was a momentous sale season in Hong Kong with records falling and prices soaring. Leading the Modern and Contemporary Art Evening auction was Andy Warhol’s Mao, a 1973 masterwork that sold for HK$98.5 million (US$12.7 million). The Brushwork II: All the World’s a Stage auction achieved the rare white glove designation as all 25 works succeeded in finding buyers, bringing the total to HK$89.6 million (US$11.5 million).

The unequivocal headline of the week was the phenomenal success of the CTF Pink Star diamond, which sets the world auction record for any diamond or jewel. The 59.60-Carat Oval Mixed-Cut Fancy Vivid Pink Internally Flawless Diamond sold for HK$553 million (US$71.2 million) to Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook, making it the highest price for any work ever sold at auction in Asia. Not to be outdone, an Exceptional Xuande Bowl sold for $HK229 million (US$29.5 million). Driven by strong prices throughout the week, the Spring Sale series totalled a remarkable HK$3.17 billion(US$406.1 million). 

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1 April

A Monumental Collection From the Cellars of a Connoisseur Part III


2 April

Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan

Brushwork II – All The World’s a Stage

Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale


3 April

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

Fine Classical Chinese Paintings

Yamaguchi Takeo – Composing Monochrome

Contemporary Asian Art

Moments of Flash

Modern Asian Art


4 April

Fine Chinese Paintings

Curiosity III

Contemporary Ink Art

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite

The Pink Star: One Of The World's Great Natural Treasures


5 April

Yellow-Ground Wares from the Collection of Maureen Pilkington

Fishes in the Imperial Pond: An Exceptional Xuande Bowl

In His Majesty’s Palm: Exquisite Porcelain Playthings

Chinese Art from Two American Private Collections

Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector

Beasts of Antiquity – Important Jade Animals from the Chang Shou Studio

Portable Treasures – the Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

Important Chinese Art

Important Watches

Auctions | May and June

23 May - 6 June | Fine Timepieces Online

1 June | Qing Dynasty Jade from a Hong Kong Collection

1 - 2 June | Chinese Art, including Japanese prints from a Hong Kong private collection


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