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49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m
2017-09-08

This autumn is a harvest season for China Guardian customers, and the 49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions, a three day event, has been a great success. A total of 12 special auctions including about 5,000 collections of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, porcelain and works of art, old Japanese iron teapots and furniture, and rare books and other categories have been sold for 115 million yuan. Collectors have gained a few favorite collections, as well as had fun in auctioning.

 

As the largest and most authoritative offline trading platform of China’s art market, the Guardian Quarterly Auctions is a leading player in medium-sized auction market, as well as the auction platform with the most extensive mass base. Director and president of China Guardian Hu Yanyan said the Guardian Quarterly Auctions was a popular brand in art auction market.

 

“We have always maintained the lead as we adapt to the market,” she said.

 

“The 49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions has had a 10 percent year-on-year growth.”

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

The 49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions.

 

 

Chinese painting and calligraphy: small pieces contain great value

 

The China Guardian Quarterly Auctions endeavor to select general works of maters and masterpieces of less famous talents. General works of paintings and calligraphy can fully demonstrate artists’ free and easy nature. Paintings or calligraphy work of one to two square feet (about 929-1858cm2) have features of easy display, elegance and freshness, which is suitable for both senior and new collectors.

 

The auction has five special sessions of Chinese paintings and calligraphy works. A total of 1,824 pieces of works are divided into modern, classical and contemporary parts. Modern part includes works of Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Li Keran, Huang Binhong and Wu Changshuo, as well as masterpieces of less famous artists. In order to better showcase the artistic value, we have set several special themes, such as “Paintings about Sichuan province and Chongqing city”, “Modern Chinese paintings and calligraphy” and “Master pieces by modern Chinese paintings and calligraphy artists”. All of these have deepened the understanding towards artists and their works, excavated the intrinsic artistic value and provided a novel open perspective. Works of Huang Zhou, Zhang Daqian and Qi Gong, or even works with estimated prices of several thousand yuan, all have been proved to be a great success.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

476

Du Ziling  

Character

211×358cm

Price Realized: RMB 1,265,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

59

Wang Mingming

Character and Landscape

68×136cm

Price Realized: RMB 425,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

308

Zhang Daqian

Lotus

37×41cm

Price Realized: RMB 517,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

47

Huang Zhou

Donkeys?

69×46cm?

Price Realized: RMB 517,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

366

Jiang Youqiao

Landscape

136×53cm

Price Realized: RMB 92,000

 

 

The unique historical value and rich cultural connotation of ancient paintings and calligraphy works have been recognized by more and more collectors. The scarcity has also decided their important position in the art market. A total of 800 classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy works – including works of Qiu Ying, Ni Zan, Wen Zhengming and some anonymous artists – were divided into two parts. The works by anonymous artists have gained more popularity, indicating collectors now highly praise artistic value rather than fame. Items of several auction themes have all been sold out.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

1348

Anonymous

Shakyamuni Buddha

86×41cm

Price Realized: RMB 333,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

1539

Ni Zan

Landscape

50×40cm

Price Realized: RMB 977,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

1145

Qiu Ying

Character and Landscape

34×849cm?

Price Realized: RMB 1,437,500

 

 

Porcelain and works of art: small objects bring great fun

 

With a growing emphasis on the quality of life nowadays, China Guardian intends to bring spiritual pleasure and artistic edification to collectors of porcelain, Buddhist art, jade and art from scholar’s studio.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

3924

Yongzheng period of Qing Dynasty

A blue glazed rectangular vase

L 26cm

Price Realized: RMB 782,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

3899

Qianlong period of Qing Dynasty,

A porcelain hanging screen with portrait of ladies and children

42.7×33.2cm

Price Realized: RMB 437,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

3844

Kangxi period of Qing Dynasty

A red glazed vase

H 19.6cm

Price Realized: RMB 425,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

3848

Xuande period of Ming Dynasty

A blue and white bowl with an interlock branch lotus decoration

D 20.6cm

Price Realized: RMB 368,000

 

 

There are five sessions for the porcelain and works of art section: “Collection of Yongbi Retreat” showed human feelings inspired by landscape in Chongqing city and Sichuan province, with a 97% transaction rate; “Jade and Works of Art” also achieved great success, so we will offer more Buddha and jade lots in the future; “Charm of the Important Porcelain” gathers nearly one hundred items, demonstrating the unique charm of porcelain; and “Arts from the Scholar’s Studio” selected diversified stationery for collectors.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

4855

Qianlong period of Qing Dynasty

A bronze gilt Buddhist figure of the Heavenly King of Wealth

H 17.5cm

Price Realized: RMB 494,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

4364

Qianlong period of Qing Dynasty

A white jade stove

L 17.8cm

Price Realized: RMB 437,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

4129

Early Qing Dynasty

A bronze vase

H 54.5cm

Price Realized: RMB 460,000

 

 

Furnishings: junior collectors have great influence 

 

In the past 12 years, China Guardian has been committed to promoting and inheriting fine Chinese culture through collection. A total of 138 furnishings and artworks were divided into “utility” and “entry level” categories. Among them, 102 old Japanese iron teapots and most of the antique furniture had no reserve price. Affordable collections are our belief. These entry-level collections attracted many new collectors, and all lots with no reserve price were sold out. It fully demonstrates the great potential of junior collectors.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

2838

Early Qing Dynasty

A pair of Huanghuali armchairs

55.5×43×82cm×2

Price Realized: RMB 1,127,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

2826

Qing Dynasty

Redwood carved table

77.5×52.2×34cm

Price Realized: RMB 414,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

2750

Japan Meiji period

An iron teapot made by Ryubundo

H19.5cm

Price Realized: RMB 71,300

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

2734

Japan Taisho period

An iron teapot made by Kibundo

H20.5cm

Price Realized: RMB 69,000

 

 

Rare Bookscommon attachment with great potential

 

Hit programs Letters Alive and The Reader reflects the fact that contemporary people cherish the memory of old time. In the era of the keyboard, people seldom read and write in old way, so people will value this fashion more.

 

Collections of rare books, autograph and rubbing books have become more and more popular among collectors. A total of 86 percent of 696 rare books have been sold out, and the total turnover is 10.44 million yuan, which indicates the great potential of the market. Among them, 155 lots of “Collections of Same Collector” have all been sold out. Many items even renew the market record of similar collections, reflecting the great interest and preference of ancient book market. The Plough and Weave in the Qing Dynasty was transacted at the price of 552,000 yuan, Four Music Scores by Li Jiaozhuan of 241,500 yuan and Rubbing Books Collected by Tianquan Study of 218,500 yuan, which are more than ten times higher than the estimate prices.

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

6142

Qing Dynasty

The Plough and Weave

2 volumes; paper

32×52cm

Price Realized: RMB 552,000

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

6087

Li Jiaozhuan

Four Music Scores

A block-printed edition in 18th year of Qianlong period of Qing Dynasty (1753)

4 volumes; paper

20.5×14.3cm

Price Realized: RMB 241,500

 

 

49th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions raise RMB 115m

6467

Rubbing Books Collected by Tianquan Study

Old version

12 volumes; paper

25.5×13.5cm

Price Realized: RMB 218,500