Vase of Qing Dynasty will be sold for $8 000 000

Imperial vase of Qing Dynasty. Porcelain. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, Christie’s. Hong Kong, December 3

On December, 3 Christie’s will hold final Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works Of Art auction sales in Hong Kong. The central lot of the auction is to be the Chinese porcelain vase of Qing period which can reach $8 000 000.

The imperial vase decorated with underglaze floral ornament is from the collection of the art dealer and collector J.T. Tai. The collection will be put up for the auction sales at Christie’s in New York on September, 17 and on December, 2 and 3 to be in Hong Kong. As the press-service of the auction house informed the total sum of three auction sales can reach
$28 000 000.

By the time of his death in 1992 J. T. Tai was among the greatest collectors of the Chinese art. «I knew him for many years, he knew Chinese ceramics perfectly», said Robert Chan, the collector who in 2006 sold a porcelain cup of Qing Dynasty for $19 400 000 -«I wonder how the art market will respond to his collection».

In general, the auction will represent more than 150 unique items of the Chinese antiques including the ancient porcelain vase of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) which on September, 17 will be put up in New York Rockefeller centre with an estimate of $800 000. This very day numerous works of the Chinese ceramics and bronze, since Shan Dynasty (1600-1100 BC) will be represented for collectors.

The catalogue of the second auction which is to be held on December, 2 in Hong Kong, mainly consists of Chinese painting. It is necessary to mention the picture Harvest of Lotus by Qiu Ying (1495-1552) which belonged to Emperor Qianlong. Another interesting lot is the picture Pagoda in Pines by the famous poet and artist Tang Yin (1479-1523). The lot can reach $HK1 000 000.

The most expensive lot, an imperial vase of Qing Dynasty will be put up on the third, final auction sales which will be held in Hong Kong on December, 3. It is necessary to notice that in 1971 this work was sold for only $3 574. Today, 37 years later, its cost grew more than in 2300 times.

It is not occasional that Christie’s put up masterpieces of the Chinese art in Hong Kong. In the course of the last years this city is the main auction capital of Asia. On May of this year the auction house held successful auction sales of the jewels which fetched the record sum of $HK2 400 000.

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