Sotheby’s Ru Guanyao Brush Washer of the Northern Song Dynasty to Make Appearance Next Thursday

An extremely rare Ru Guanyao Brush Washer, secured to be the leading lot for Sotheby’s autumn sales, expected to fetch more than HK$100m, is going make its appearance at the media preview next Thursday. The Value will keep you all posted of any updates.

Alongside with the brush washer, two other lots will also put on display at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. The first one is a 19-cm-tall blue and white ‘Makara’ jar with mark and period of Xuande (image below) that estimated at HK$30m-40m.

Another one is a gilt-inscribed jade river pebble ‘Kapala’ box and cover (image above), which was given to 8th Dalai Lama (1758-1804) by the Qianlong Emperor, estimated at HK$2m-3m.


Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s Autumn Sales: Highlights for Preview

A Highly Important and Extremely Rare Ru Guanyao Brush Washer, Northern Song Dynasty

Sale: Song - Important Chinese Ceramics from the Le Cong Tang Collection
Sale date: 2017/10/3
Diameter: 13cm
Estimate: HK$100,000,000

An Exceptional Blue and White ‘Makara’ Jar, Mark and Period of Xuande

Sale: Three Masterpieces from The Collection Of An English Lady
Sale date: 2017/10/3
Height: 19cm
Estimate: HK$30,000,000 - 40,000,000


An Important Documentary Tibetan Gilt-Inscribed Jade River Pebble ‘Kapala’ Box and Cover of Qianlong Period in Qing Dynasty

Sale: Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection – Treasures
Sale date: 2017/10/3
Length: 14.6cm
Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - 3,000,000