21 Nov 2017

Hammer time: Rare Chinese masterpieces, magnificent jewels in Artfund International Hong Kong’s debut auction

Artfund International Hong Kong will host its Autumn Auctions 2017 at Island Shangri-La from 24 to 25 November, with previewing exhibitions from 23 to 24 November.

Artfund International Hong Kong’s debut auction will comprise of three distinct lots of invaluable works, including Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Yixing Zisha Art, and Magnificent Jewels. With over 390 masterpieces across 10 categories on offer, the auction will present a stunning variety of revered art works to art collectors and connoisseurs.

Chinese paintings and calligraphy

Artfund International Hong Kong auction - 陸儼少 峽江勝概

Artfund International’s Autumn Auction series will offer a number of highly sought-after works of Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy. A series of antique paintings and book collections from The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), calligraphy works by prominent literati, and important Chinese painting works restored in Japan are expected to receive paramount attention from bidders. The auction will provide an exceptional visual journey through the works of celebrated masters such as Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong, among others.

Yixing Zisha Art

Artfund International Hong Kong auction - 江建翔 五頭竹運茶具組
An Imperial Yixing Stoneware Teapot, Cover and Teacups from the Qianlong Period in the Qing Dynasty

A much-anticipated collection of Yixing Zisha Art, a traditional form of stoneware that combines meticulous craftsmanship with profound historical value, will showcase both imperial and contemporary works by celebrated Zisha masters and emerging artisans. The diverse collection will satisfy collectors of all interests, with auction highlights including an Imperial Yixing Stoneware Teapot and Cover from the Qianlong Period in the Qing Dynasty (estimate to be confirmed), Ceramic Pottery by Gu Jingzhou (high estimate: HKD 4.5 million), and ‘The Great Metaphor’, a precious Zisha teapot by He Daohong (high estimate: HKD 5.5 million). The auction will also include nine extremely rare examples of Imperial Zisha pieces that have never been publicly exhibited.

Magnificent Jewels

Artfund International Hong Kong auction - 極其珍罕,18K 玫瑰金鑲嵌重約 20.36 克拉 IIA 型心形切割,天然紫 粉鑽石配鉆鑽石戒指,淨度為內部無瑕
An internally flawless Type IIA diamond ring, weighing approximately 20.36 carats and mounted in 18-carat rose gold

The Autumn Auction will also showcase 23 Magnificent Jewels. Highlights include a heart-shaped Type IIA flawless diamond of an exceptional pink and purple hue, weighing approximately 20.36 carats, pave set and mounted in 18-carat rose gold (estimate to be confirmed). Also up for auction is a Type IIA cushion-shaped vivid yellow and flawless diamond, weighing approximately 19.37 carats, set within a brilliant-cut pear-shaped diamond and mounted in 18-carat white gold (high estimate: HKD 10 million). An additional highlight is a flawless Type IIA pear-shaped D colour diamond, weighing approximately 10.53 carats (high estimate: HKD 9.6 million).

Artfund International Hong Kong was established in 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary of China Art Financial Holdings Limited (China Art Financial), who in 2016 successfully launched its Initial Public Offering on the HKEx (stock code: 1572). Artfund International Hong Kong is committed to providing a professional, comprehensive and reliable one-stop art financial services platform to better integrate art with finance to engage more art enthusiasts and collectors. Its wide scope of service includes comprehensive auction services, independent valuations, art investment advice and collection management.

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