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China Guardian Hong Kong Autumn Auctions 2019

Oct 5 – 8, 2019
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hall 5BC

Preview Oct 5 – 6, 10am – 9pm
Auction Oct 7 – 8

The sale series will present remarkable artworks and collectibles from around the world, including Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Ceramics and Works of Art, Classical Chinese Furniture as well as Jewellery, Watches and Luxury Goods. More than 1,800 lots will be offered with a total estimate of approximately HK$ 780 million / US$ 100 million

Star-pieces include: White Cloud Studio, a six-metre scroll created by Zhang Daqian in 1947 and gifted to fellow painter Huang Junbi, Qing dynasty painter Jin Nong’s Album of Landscapes and Figures, a masterpiece of poetry, calligraphy as well as painting that was praised by Wu Hufan as ‘a godly creation’; Yoshitomo Nara’s classic work Midnight Vampire, 24.01.73 painted by Zao Wou-ki at the turning point of his life, Li Chen’s 248-cm-tall sculpture Dragon-Riding Buddha appearing at auction for the first time; a rare white-glazed seated figure of a lion from the 7th century with illustrious provenance, a pair of doucai ‘Longevity’ dishes from the former collection of T. Y. Chao, an early Qing dynasty zitan waistless couch-bed of a simple style that transcends time, an important set of Ming dynasty scholar’s rocks spanning 14 metres that evokes distant mountains shrouded in mist, as well as a splendid suite of a jadeite and diamond necklace, earrings and a ring from an important Asian collection.

Auction Oct 7 
Sale Room A

10.30am Ancient Chinese Ceramics from The Tang to The Song Dynasty
11.30am Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: session I
2pm The Art of Connoisseurship: The Tang Family Collection of Porcelain from The Republic Period
2.30pm Curio: The Beauty of Chinese Antiquities
3.30pm Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: session II
7.30pm Exquisite Beauty of Archaic Jade Carvings from A San Francisco Private Collection II
8pm Heavenly Rites: Fine Chinese Jade Carvings

Sale Room B
2pm Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
6pm Classic Furniture of The Ming and The Qing Dynasties
6.30pm Classic Furniture from The Hung Collection

Auction Oct 8 
Sale Room A

10am Important Collections of Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from Asia
2pm Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy
3pm Important Jewels and Jadeite

Image: From Left to right: Jin Nong’s Album of Landscapes and Figures (1 album selected to be shown above), Yoshitomo Nara’s Midnight Vampire, A Rare White-glazed Seated Figure of a Lion, Oriental Garden: An Important Set of Scholar’s Rocks, Extremely Rare and Impressive 4.58 Carat Natural Fancy Purplish Pink and Diamond Ring.

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