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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works Of Art Spring 2020 Sale Series The Harry Garner Reticulated Vase

By Sotheby's

This morning at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, A Magnificent and Highly Important Yangcai Reticulated Vase from the Qianlong period was sold for HK$ 70,406,000 / US$ 9,084,486.

Ten pieces of Huanghuali furniture from an important collection dominated the Monochrome sale by fetching a total of HK$ 166,760,000 / US$ 2,1517,042, with all lots sold above high estimates. The highlight was A Rare Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Long Table, Qiaotouan Ming Dynasty, 17th Century, sold at impressive price of HK$ 60,155,000 / US$ 7,761,800, ten times the high estimate.

It is such a great privilege for Sotheby’s to find a new home for this unique reticulated vase, a culmination of centuries of ingenuity in Chinese crafts and a masterpiece made for the Qianlong emperor. This morning we have also witnessed fierce biddings for the Huanghuali furniture from Asian collectors across bidding platforms. The strong results and eagerness of collectors have demonstrated a sustained market appetite for top quality Chinese works of art.
Nicolas Chow, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art

Lost Masterpiece of Chinese Porcelain Rediscovered in A Remote Country House in Central Europe
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Sells for HK$ 70,406,000 / US$ 9,084,486

A Magnificent and Highly Important Yangcai Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong


Sells for HK$ 60,155,000 / US$ 7,761,800
- 10 times the high estimate –

A Rare Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Long Table, Qiaotouan Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

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