Outstanding Ruyao Washer
Northern Song Dynasty
Est: $7.7 - 10.3 million
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales 2012 has be set for Mar 31-April 4, with over 2,900 lots estimated to fetch in excess of $233 million.
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), followed by a public exhibition of all of the properties on offer at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 March to 3 April.
In response to the blossoming connoisseurship and avid demand in China, Sotheby’s will be having an inaugural exhibition in Chengdu where jewellery and watch highlights will be showcased, in addition to its customary exhibitions in Shanghai and Beijing where all categories will be represented.
"Expanding the geographical scope of our exhibitions is just one among many new strategic initiatives tailored for China, the fastest growing art market in the world,” Sotheby's said.
Here are a few more highlights:
Liu Wei (b. 1965) - A Good Dog
Wang Guangyi (b. 1957) - Mao Zedong: AO
Fu Baoshi (1904 – 1965) - Mount Lu
Zhang Daqian (1899 – 1983) - Snow Storm - Switzerland
Superb Blue And White ‘Bird’ Charger, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, Est: $6-$10 mln