Preview of Highlights from Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Sales

In the coming week, Christie’s is going to hold its spring auction in Hong Kong. The Value has taken some great snapshots of some highlights from the sales.  Let’s take a look.

Rebecca Wei, President of Christie's Asia

During the media preview in Hong Kong, Rebecca Wei, President of Christie's Asia, showcased the focal point of the sale – a rare doucai and famille rose ‘anbaxian’ vase, tianqiuping, from the Qianlong period. From the collection of Philbrook Museum of Art, the vase will be offered at its single-lot sale on 30 May. It is estimated at HK$70m - 90m (US$8.9m - 11.5m).

Chi Fan Tsang, Christie's Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Chi Fan Tsang, Christie's Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, introduced the highlights from Three Qianlong Rarities. The leading lot is an enormous blue and white moonflask from the Qianlong period. The flask is skilfully painted in rich underglaze cobalt blue with a large circular panel containing an agricultural scene on each side. On either side of the neck are bat-shaped handles each one holding a lingzhi fungus of immortality in its mouth. The moon flask is estimated at HK$60m - 80m (US$7.6m - 10m)

Christie’s Spring Sales Auction Timetable (Works of Art)


18:00 Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) / Contemporaries: Voices from East and West (Evening Sale)


10:30 Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)
13:30 Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)


11:00 Chinese Contemporary Ink
14:30 Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy


10:30 Fine Chinese Modern Paintings (I)
14:30 Fine Chinese Modern Paintings (II)


10:30 Celestial Immortals - The Taber Family Tianqiuping from Philbrook Museum of Art
10:45 Three Qianlong Rarities - Imperial Ceramics From An Important Private Collection
11:00 The Nitta Maitreya
11:15 Contemplating The Divine - Fine Buddhist Art
11:45 Leisurely Delights of a Transient Life
14:30 Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Auction details

Auction house: Christie’s Hong Kong
Preview period: 2018/5/25 - 5/30
Venue: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre