Rare Masterpieces Up for Grabs at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sale
Chinese paintings, ceramics with several rare masterpieces and contemporary Chinese art are expected to bring in record prices in the upcoming Sotheby’s Autumn Sale in Hongkong from October 2-8, 2010.
In recent years, Chinese collectors have shown a growing appetite for classical Chinese art, jewels and ceramics. This being so, the 3,200 works of art in the autumn sale is expected to raise about 1.6 billion Hong Kong dollars or more than 200 million US dollars.
As revealed by Sotheby’s, the line-up for the Hong Kong autumn sale includes a pair of Qing Dynasty porcelain vases which were made during the Qianlong period, the peak of porcelain production during the Qing dynasty. The said vases are expected to sell for about 140 million Hong Kong Dollars.
Outstanding modern Chinese ink paintings and contemporary Chinese art are also among the collections included in the sale.