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    This painting by Zhang Daqian - Snow Storm Switzerland - is at Sotheby's Hong Kong. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 9.62 MILLION HKD

    More than 2,900 lots will feature at Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring sales from March 31 to April 4.  The five days sale  of fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, fine Chinese paintings, contemporary Asian art, 20th century Chinese art, modern and contemporary Southeast Asian paintings, jewelry, watches and wines is expected to make more than HK$1.8 billion / US$233 million.

    Ming Yongle_ Blue and White Moonflask. (Click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Among the exceptional offerings, there is a Song dynasty washer from the  Ru kilns, an abstract work by Zao Wou-Ki entitled 25.06.86, an early Bloodline — Big Family: Family No.2 by contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang and an  8.01-carat Emerald-cut fancy vivid blue diamond.  Sotheby’s will offer the third instalment of the Meiyintang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains, the grandest collection of its kind in Europe.  (See post on for October 5, 2011)

    Selected highlights will be showcased in travelling exhibitions in Jakarta (2 – 3 March), Shanghai (7 – 8 March), Beijing (10 – 11 March), Chengdu (13 – 14 March), Singapore (17 – 18 March), Bangkok (20 – 21 March) and Taipei (24 – 25 March).  The sales tale place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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