China Guardian Hong Kong 2017 Auctions
Achieve HKD 979 million
* HIGHEST EVER ANNUAL TURNOVER*
China Guardian Hong Kong 5th Anniversary and 2017 Autumn Auctions
14 sales bring HKD 652.6 million
■ 2 sales of classic furniture total over HKD 94.14 million.
■ 7 sales of Chinese porcelain and works of art total HKD 110 million.
■ Chinese paintings and calligraphy total HKD 295 million.
■ The sale of modern Chinese paintings and calligraphy totals HKD 218.41 million.
■ *TOP LOT OF THE YEAR & THE SEASON*
Zhang Daqian's Vajrasattva fetches HKD 34.91 million, which is four times its pre-sale estimate.
■ A 7.62 carat extremely rare natural fancy purple-pink VVS2 clarity diamond ring fetches HKD 27.07 million.
China Guardian Hong Kong 5th Anniversary and 2017 Autumn Auctions concluded on Oct 3 with splendid results. The 14 sales encompassing five categories hit a quarterly high to HKD 652.6 million, bringing the company's 2017 auction total to HKD 979 million, the highest ever annual total.
Ms. Hu Yanyan, President of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd, points out: "Celebrating our fifth anniversary in Hong Kong this season, we have been thrilled to stage our auctions at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which was a brand-new experience for our clients. Many collectors have secured desired new additions to their prized collections after two days of avid bidding, which brought a total of HKD 652.6 million, propelling our 2017 annual total to an impressive HKD 979 million, both the highest in the company's history. My heartfelt thanks go to long-time clients for their enormous support over the years. We are also extremely pleased to see a growing and diverse group of collectors who are new to us, especially those coming from Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. We look forward to the opening of the Guardian Art Centre at 1 Wangfujing Street, Beijing, at the end of the year, which promises to offer an integrated platform for transactions of art in Asia."
Top 10 transactions on the first day
Huanghuali conch-bed with three screens and hoof feet
Price realized: HKD 34,350,000
Price realized: HKD 23,150,000
Early Qing Period
Huanghuali painting table
Price realized: HKD 13,950,000
Price realized: HKD 11,650,000
Price realized: HKD 7,970,000
Waterfall in the Cliffs
Price realized: HKD 7,855,000
Hegemony among Opera Figures
Price realized: HKD 7,625,000
An important and finely carved imperial jade ram
Price realized: HKD 7,050,000
Early Warring States Period
A covered bronze water-vessel with loop handle, bird-upon-man legs and interlaced dragon design
Price realized: HKD 6,130,000
A very rare white and russet jade brush washer with animal masks
Price realized: HKD 6,015,000
Top 10 transactions on the second day
Price realized: HKD 34,910,000
Sailing Through the Autumn River
Price realized: HKD 33,230,000
7.62 carat extremely rare natural fancy purple-pink vvs2 clarity diamond, pink diamond and diamond ring
Price realized: HKD 27,070,000
Price realized: HKD 23,150,000
The Story of Lanting
Price realized: HKD 10,902,500
Price realized: HKD 9,350,000
Price realized: HKD 7,280,000
Valley and Cloudy Peaks
Price realized: HKD 6,820,000
White Birch on Mt.Changbai
Price realized: HKD 5,900,000
6.04 carat natural light pink, vs1 clarity diamond, pink diamond and diamond ring
Price realized: HKD 5,664,000