In the past, only the two leading auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, are eligible to hold their auctions in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Until recently, for the very first time, China Guardian autumn auction is going to take place in HKCEC from 30th September to 3rd October, same as Sotheby’s auction.
China Guardian Auctions used to take place in a hotel.
Coming to its 5th anniversary in Hong Kong, China Guardian has taken a leap forward by setting its foot in HKCEC, a move that shows its ambition to tap into the market. China Guardian is now bearing fruit thanks to its hard work and devotion in the past 20 years. They have built a robust clientele in Mainland China and had set up offices in Tokyo, Taipei and New York before starting its business in Hong Kong.
China Guardian will hold its auction in hall 5BC in HKCEC while Sotheby’s auction will be in hall 1. It is rare to see two auction houses in HKCEC at the same period. In 2016, Taikang Life Insurance, one of the China’s largest insurers, acquired 13.5% of Sotheby’s shares and has become its biggest shareholder. Taikang Life Insurance was founded by the chairman, Chen Dongsheng (image above), who is also the founder of China Guardian. He is an influential person in Chinese politics and his wife, Kong Dongmei, is the granddaughter of Mao Zedong.
Below are some highlights at China Guardian Autumn Auction. The Value will keep you all posted of any updates.
A Very Rare Blue and White Hexagonal ‘Dragon’ Jar. Jiajing Six-Character Mark and of the Period.
Sale: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
- Christie’s London, 19 June 1967, lot 87
- Mayuyama. Tokyo
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)’s Landscape. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper.
Sale: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
Created in: 1960
Size: 73 x 50.5cm
A Huanghuali Couch Bed with three Screens and Hoof Feet. Ming Dynasty.
Size: 206 x 80 x 82.5cm
Provenance: Hon Ming Antique Furniture Company, Hong Kong
Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013)’s Red Scenery. Watercolour on paper.
Sale: Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
Created in: 1954
Size: 22 x 27cm
- Collection of Mountain Arts, Culture, and Education Foundation
- Asian Important Private Collection
Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring. Magnificent Fancy Purple-Pink.
Sale: Jewellery, Watches and Luxury Goods
Weight: 7.62 Carat
Clarity: Very Very Slightly Included 2 (VVS2)
Auction house: China Guardian (Hong Kong)
Venue: Hall 5BC, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Previewing: 2017/9/30 - 10/1
Auction time: 2017/10/2 - 3