Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2011 will be held at Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1 to 6 October 2011. The six-day sales series will offer the finest collections across eight collecting categories, namely Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Fine Chinese Paintings, 20th Century Chinese Art, Contemporary Asian Art, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings, Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, Important Watches and Wine. A total of over 3,400 lots on offer are expected to fetch in excess of HK$2.4 billion / US$300 million*.
WINE ?1-2 OCTOBER
The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector VIII (1 October). Offering over 500 lots, the eighth auction of this important private wine collection will feature the finest Bordeaux from the last three decades with large formats playing a dominant role.
*Château Cheval Blanc 1990 (Imperial) Est.: HK$60,000-85,000 / US$8,000-11,000
*Château Cheval Blanc 2000 (2 Double Magnums) Est: HK$55,000-80,000 / US$7,000-10,000
*Château Cheval Blanc 2005 (6 Magnums) Est.: HK$42,000-60,000 / US$5,500-7,500
Finest & Rarest Wines, including The Ultimate Nine from the Bordeaux Winebank Collection (2 October). This auction will present a magnificent range of Five Star Provenance Bordeaux from the First Growths, along with Pétrus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc and Yquem. Another equally important collection comes from two members of the Rothschild family, whose wines have never left Château Lafite.
*Château Pétrus 1989 Est: HK$320,000-420,000 / US$40,000-55,000 (12 bottles)
*Château Margaux 2005 Est: HK$80,000-120,000 / US$10,000-15,000 (12 bottles)
*Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 Est: HK$100,000-160,000 / US$13,000-20,000 (12 bottles)
*Domaine Romanée-Conti 1988 Est: HK$750,000-900,000 / US$95,000-110,000 (12 bottles)
CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART?3 OCTOBER
*Zeng Fanzhi (b. 1964) Mask Series Oil on canvas 1998 99.6 x 80.4 cm; 39 1/4 x 31 5/8 in. Est: HK$4–6 million / US$510,000-770,000
* Liu Wei (b.1965) Who am I?, Oil on canvas 1999 154 x 200 cm; 60 5/8 x 78 3/4 in. Est: HK$3-5 million / US$390,000-640,000
*Tomoko Konoike (b. 1960) You who are looking – what are you looking after the Tsunami Acrylic, Japanese ink and gold leaf on Kumohadamashi paper (Japanese paper) mounted on wood panel 2011 135 × 175 cm; 53 1/8 x 68 7/8 in. Est: HK$400,000-600,000 / US$50,000-60,000
*Kim Tschang Yeul (b. 1929) PA84010, Oil on canvas 1984 197 x 160 cm; 77 1/2 x 63 in. Est: HK$2-2.5 million / US$260,000-320,000
20TH CENTURY CHINESE ART ?3 OCTOBER
*Zao Wou-ki (Zhao Wuji; b. 1921) 10.1. 68, Oil on canvas 1968 117 x 82 cm; 46 x 32 1/4 in. Est: HK$25-35 million / US$3.2-4.5 million
*Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) Scenery of the Lijiang River, Oil on canvas 1975 77 x 96 cm; 30 1/4 x 37 3/4 in. Est: HK$12-18 million / US$1.5-2.3 million
*Wang Yidong (b. 1955) Wedding Night, Oil on canvas 1994 138 x 105 cm; 54 3/8 x 41 3/8 in.Est: HK$8-12 million / US$1-1.5 million
*Sanyu (Chang Yu; 1901-1966) Reclining Nude, Oil on canvas 1930s 80 x 120cm; 34 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. Est: HK$10-20 million / US$1.3-2.6 million
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIAN PAINTINGS ?3 OCTOBER
*Affandi (1907 – 1990) Muka Sendiri (Self Portrait), Oil on canvas Signed, titled and dated 1963 upper right 126 x 102 cm; 49 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. Est: HK$1.8-2.5 million / US$232,000-323,000
*Hendra Gunawan (1918-1983) Tuak Manis (Sweet Wine), Oil on canvas Signed, titled and dated 79 lower left 211 x 391 cm; 83 x 154 in. Est: HK$1.8-2.8 million / US$232,000-361,000
*Theo Meier (1908 – 1982) Women in the Garden, Oil on canvas Signed and dated 77 lower left 192 x 103 cm Est: HK$850,000-1. 3 million / US$100,000-180,000
*Andres Barrioquinto (b. 1975) Tyrant Destroyer, Acrylic and oil on canvas 2011 210 x 150 cm Est: HK$70,000-90,000 / US$9,000-11,600
FINE CHINESE PAINTINGS ?4 OCTOBER
*Zhang Daqian (1899 – 1983) Self Portrait in the Yellow Mountains, Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll 1961 192 x 102 cm; 75 1/2 x 40 1/8 in. Est: HK$8-12 million / US$1-1.5 million
*Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) Pavilion in the Solitude of the Mountains, Ink and colour on paper, hanging scroll 1943 105.5 x 60.5cm; 41 1/2 x 23 7/8 in. Est: HK$12-15 million / US$1.5-1.9 million
*Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) Wu Gorge Ink and colour on paper, framed 71.8 x 145.7 cm; 28 1/4 x 57 3/8 in. Est: HK$7-9 million / US$900,000-1.2 million
AUCTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD CHINA CENTRE ?
The fund-raising auction offering over 30 lots is dedicated to the University of Oxford China Centre, Europe’s leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of China. The Centre draws on Oxford’s historic links to China, dating to the 1604 acquisition of the Bodleian Library’s Chinese collection and the 1687 arrival of the scholar Shen Fuzong, the first Chinese visitor to the United Kingdom. The items donated from alumni and friends will help fund the Centre’s new building, bringing together academics and research that will increase East-West understanding, dialogue and collaboration in a range of subjects from Chinese art and literature to public health and energy issues.
*An Imperial Yellow Satin Embroidered “Dragon” Robe, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period Est: HK$1.5-2 million / US$190,000-260,000
FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART?5 OCTOBER
The Meiyintang Collection, Part II – An Important Selection of Imperial Chinese Porcelains. The Meiyintang collection ranks among the finest private collections of Chinese ceramics in the world, and Sotheby’s is honoured to offer for the second time in Hong Kong a selection of some of its most iconic pieces. The selection emphasises the most celebrated and rich periods in the history of the Imperial kilns. The sale offers over 40 lots with an estimated total value of HK$430 million / US$55 million.
*An Outstanding Rare Blue and White Vase with Fruit Sprays, Meiping Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period 36.5 cm Est: HK$80-100 million / US$10.3-12.8 million
*A Magnificent Famille-Rose “Peach” Vase, Tianqiuping Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong 51 cm Est: HK$80-100 million / US$10.3-12.8 million
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Various-Owner Sale)
*An Exquisite Pair of Famille-Rose Green-Ground Vases Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong 36.5 cm Est: HK$35-45 million / US$4.5-5.8 million
*An Extremely Rare Imperial White Jade “Yongzheng Yubi Zhi Bao” Seal, The Seal: Yuan Dynasty; The Seal Face: Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng Period 2.5 x 2.5 cm Est: HK$20-30 million / US$2.6-3.9million
MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AND JADEITE ?5 OCTOBER
*Magnificent 30.31-Carat Pear-shape, Golconda Diamond Ring Est: HK$40-50 million /US$5-6.5 million
*“Golconda Pink”, an Important and Impressive 9.27-Carat Fancy Vivid Golconda Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring Est: HK$100-150 million /US$13-19 million
*Fine Jadeite Cabochon Ring HK$3.2-4.2 million / US$400,000-550,000
IMPORTANT WATCHES ? 6 OCTOBER
*PATEK PHILIPPE Ref 1518 A Historically Important and Extremely Rare Pink Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers, Tachometer, Moon-Phases and Gay Frères Bracelet, circa 1950 Est: HK$3.2-4.8 million /US$410,000-610,000
*CARTIER Santos Triple 100 No 16/20 A Rare and Impressive Limited Edition
White Gold and Full Diamond-Set Wristwatch with Three Rotatable Dials, circa 2008 Est: HK$1.2-1.8 million /US$150,000-230,000
*JEAN DANIEL NICOLAS 2-Minute Tourbillon A Very Fine and Rare Pink Gold Two-Minute Tourbillon Wristwatch with Power Reserve Indication, circa 2010 Est: HK$800,000-1 million / US$100,000-130,000
*Total as of 8 August; estimates do not include buyer’s premium
Selected highlights will be showcased in travelling exhibitions across Asia in September, concluding in a public exhibition of all the properties on offer in Hong Kong from 1 to 5 October 2011.
Image: Zeng Fanzhi (b. 1964), Mask Series. Oil on canvas, 1998, 99.6 x 80.4 cm; 39 1/4 x 31 5/8 in. Est: HK$4–6 million / US$510,000-770,000. Photo: Sotheby’s.