Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017
To Take Place on 5 April
One of the Greatest Examples of Early Ming Porcelain in Private Hands
- An Exceptional Xuande Lobed Bowl –
(Expected to fetch in excess of HK$100 million / US$12.8 million)
Hong Kong Public Exhibition: 31 March - 4 April│ Auction: 5 April
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands. The series of eight sales will offer over 300 lots with a total estimate of approximately HK$700 million / US$90 million*.
Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia, International Head and Chairman, Chinese Works of Art, said, “The wonderful array of Chinese art that we are proud to present this season covers most of the classic fields, from Chinese furniture and early jade carvings, to Song dynasty ceramics and Qing dynasty Imperial works of art. Particularly noteworthy is the richness of our Ming porcelain offerings, which includes superb yellow wares from the collection of Maureen Pilkington, two diminutive jewels of porcelain made under the aegis of the Chenghua Emperor, a stunning blue-and-white moonflask from the Yongle period as well as a remarkable Xuande stem cup rendered in vibrant copper-red with three fishes.
"The pièce-de-resistance is an extremely rare, possibly unique, large Xuande period bowl decorated with fishes in a lotus pond, which ranks among the very finest pieces ever produced during the reign.”