April 5th is the last day and the grand finale of Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring sales, as Chinese works of art came on the stage. Followed by “Fishes in the Imperial Pond: An Exceptional Xuande Bowl”, the most important sale of the auction series, the “Pilkington Collection” sale had a full house and a satisfying result, despite starting at 10am.
All 6 lots were sold, the rankings of estimate and selling price remain the same. Top lot is a yellow-ground blue and white “gardenia” dish of Hongzhi mark and period. Started at HK$2m, the bidding atmosphere was intense, and this lot was hammered for HK$9m, reaching HK$11.5m with buyer’s premium. The second top lot is a monochrome dish of Chenghua mark and period. Starting at HK$1.5m, this lot was won by a phone bidder at HK$8.5m, fetched HK$10.3m including buyer’s premium.
The other 4 lots were hammered down between HK$1.5m to 3m, all surpassing the high estimate.
AN EXCEPTIONAL YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE ‘GARDENIA’ DISH, MARK AND PERIOD OF HONGZHI
Estimate: HK$2,500,000 - 3,500,000
AN IMPORTANT IMPERIAL YELLOW DISH, MARK AND PERIOD OF CHENGHUA
Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - 3,000,000
A RARE YELLOW-GROUND BLUE AND WHITE ‘GARDENIA’ DISH, MARK AND PERIOD OF ZHENGDE
Estimate: HK$900,000 - 1,200,000
Auction House: Sotheby's Hong Kong
Sale: Yellow-Ground Wares From The Collection Of Maureen Pilkington
Sale No.: HK0724
Total Sales: HK$30,405,000
Average Price per Sold Lot: HK$5,067,500
Selling Rate: 100%
(prices include buyer's premium, unless otherwise stated)