1 Mar 2023

Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2023 Spring Auctions tour begins

Artwork on a wall at Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring Auction 2023

Sotheby’s Asia is marking its 50th anniversary with the opening of 50 YEARS NEW, a celebration of heritage and innovation in Asia. This event coincides with the official launch of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2023.

To kick off the annual celebration, an exhibition will be launched in Shanghai and Beijing in early March. The exhibition will feature a stunning selection of Chinese artwork, calligraphy, painting, ancient Chinese art, modern art, contemporary art, magnificent jewellery and precious watches. The collection is divided into seven major categories and comprises nearly 150 collection treasures.

Sotheby’s is going all out this year to create a memorable experience. As a special event, the first online auction in mainland China, “Liquid Jade: Moutai,” will be held at the same time as the exhibition. To add to the excitement, Sotheby’s will arrange a Moutai tasting event at the tour site.

Sotheby’s has played an incredible role in the collection journeys of many discerning collectors, building great legacies. The Chinese Works of Art section will present five single-owner sales, the most ever seen in a single sale series. Among them are “The Legacy of HIRANO KOTOKEN,” a beautiful collection of Song ceramics acquired in the last 20 years by Ryoichi Hirano; “A Timeless Ode to Spring: The Dr Alice Cheng Falangcai Bowl,” a magnificent gem of imperial porcelain and one of the most legendary pieces ever to have been offered at auction; and “Treasured by the Yongle Emperor: The T.Y. Chao Blue and White Ewer,” a unique masterpiece from the Yongle period of imperial porcelain commissioned for the personal use of the Emperor. This piece has not been seen in public view since 1987 when it graced the cover of the T.Y. Chao auction catalogue.

If you’re interested in attending the exhibition and auction or would like to see the auction results, you can find more information on the Sotheby’s website. Get ready to be amazed by the stunning collection of treasures on display!

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