Sotheby's announces schedule of Autumn Sales

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2012 will be held from 5 to 9 October 2012.

Selected highlights will be showcased in travelling exhibitions in Jakarta (31 August - 1 September), Shanghai (1 - 2 September), Beijing (4 - 5 September), Chengdu (7 - 8 September), Singapore (15 - 16 September), Bangkok (18 - 19 September) and Taipei (22 - 23 September).

Lee Man Fong
Fortune And Longevity

Highlights will include an exquisite hanging scroll painting, Double Lotus for the Yongzheng Emperor, executed during the Yongzheng period between 1723 and 1735, by the renowned Italian Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione. A celebrated official painter to the Qing Imperial court, Castiglione’s works rarely appear on the market.

There will also be a selections from You Yi Tang’s private collection of Chinese paintings.Testament of Friendship – The You Yi Tang Collection of Paintings by Zhang Daqian, the show will feature outstanding works by Zhang throughout his artistic career, and will highlight the artist's intimate relationships with friends and family.

 fine and extremely rare pair of yellow ground famille-rose double-gourd vases