Chinese Antiques – Exceptional Auction Prices

Chinese Antiques – Some Exceptional Auction Prices By Christies

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white jar Guan Yuan Dynasty, mid 14th century

Price realized: £15,688,000
July 2005, London, King Street

A fine and highly important Imperial famille rose ‘swallows’ bowl Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795)

Price realized: HK$151,320,000 (US$19,671,600)
November 2006, Hong Kong

A magnificent early Ming underglaze copper-red vase, Yuhuchunping Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Price realized: HK$78,520,000 (US$10,207,600)
May 2006, Hong Kong


A magnificent Imperial pink ground Famille Rose ‘Butterfly’ vase
Qianlong iron-red six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Price realized: HK$53,300,000 (US$6,875,700)
Property of the the Ping Tai Foundation
December 2008, Hong Kong

A magnificent Imperial Beijing enamel glass brushpot Qianlong incised four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795)

Price realized: HK$67,527,500 (US$8,677,284)
November 2007, Hong Kong

A magnificent pair of imperial gilt-bronze, cloisonné and champleve enamel figures of foreigners and their original carved wooden stands
China, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Price realized: €6,528,000
June 2007, Paris

A magnificent Imperial white jade ‘Dragon’ vase and cover Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Price realized: HK$25,300,000 (US$3,263,700)
December 2008, Hong Kong

A fine and magnificent peacock-feather-glazed moonflask, Bianhu Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Price realized: HK$19,720,000 (US$2,563,600)
Imperial Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection
November 2006, Hong Kong

A highly important Imperial early Ming cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ bowlstand Yongle six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425), with an inscription by Emperor Qianlong dated 1781

Price realized: HK$33,140,000 (US$4,275,060)
Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection
December 2008, Hong Kong

A rare Imperial gilt-bronze ‘Dragon’ ritual bell, bianzhong Qianlong cast marks, corresponding to 1743 and of the period

Price realized: HK$32,807,500 (US$4,205,922)
May 2008, Hong Kong

A superbly carved ‘Landscape’ bamboo brushpot Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Price realized: HK$10,760,000 (US$1,398,800)
May 2005, Hong Kong