The Ceramics and Works of Art Department have displayed a vibrant force, a steadfast target, as well as offering several feasts of art for collectors since its establishment. In the inaugural auction in 2012, an Imperial and Magnificent Blue and White “Eight Immortals” Vase with Handles was sold at over HK$32 million, fully attesting our strength in the classical Chinese artworks.
The department has built a profound relationship with collectors in various fields including imperial porcelain and furniture of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Buddhist art, archaic bronzes and scholar’s curiosities etc. We have held numerous special sales on internationally renowned collectors and private collections, such as the collection of E. T. Chow, T.T. Tsui, Feng Wen Tang, the Collection of Meiyintang, the Ullens Collection, the Collection of Humble House, and Jacques Barrère’s Collection etc.
The auction of “The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection” in 2018 has been a huge success, marching forward against the market, and creating new records. In the 2019 Autumn Sale, a Magnificent and Extremely Rare Copper-Red and Underglaze Blue “Dragon” Vase, Tianqiuping, from Qianlong Period, was sold for HKD 56,640,000. In the 2019 Spring Sale, A Fine and Rare Celadon Double Gourd Vase of Qianlong Period was sold for HKD 34,220,000. An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi of Early Ming Dynasty was sold at HKD 55,460,000.
The Department has been actively developing its operation on archaic art and Buddhist art as well as paying special focus on traditional culture items that have long been neglected since its founding. The Autumn Auctions 2017 “Pure and Solemn – An Important Private Collection of Yongle Imperial Buddhist Sculptures” reached a total amount of HKD 324 million, among which a Gilt Bronze Figure of Yamāntaka-Vajrabhairava of Yongle Period was sold at HKD 132 million, reaching an outstanding auction result.
As an international financial centre and the hub of arts, Hong Kong has provided a spacious platform that allows us to harness the vast Chinese art market and to serve a wider range of overseas collectors and buyers. Apart from flourishing the antique markets in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we are also focusing on the preservation and study of traditional art culture, enabling Poly Auction Hong Kong to go beyond the business borders to provide a more fruitful scene of art and culture.
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