The autumn sales sales at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong will feature Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Fine Chinese Paintings, Contemporary Literati – Contemporary Ink Paintings, Contemporary Asian Art, 20th Century Chinese Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings, Jewellery, Watches and Wines. Highlights include a Xuande “Fish” Stemcup from the Chunzaiahai Collection and a 35.72 carat Colombian emerald ring. The Xuande stemcup is the only example of this particular type and size ever to come to the market. This abstract design of three fish testifies to both the innovative approach to painting at the Imperial kilns in Jingdezhen and the technical progress in the firing of the copper-red, a notoriously fickle pigment. This piece came to market for the first time at Sotheby’s in 1956 from the collection of Allen J. Mercher. It has since spent two decades in the Chang Foundation in Taipei.
The sales will be held from October 4-8 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Here is a small sample.