HONG KONG.- China Guardian Hong Kong July Auction 2020 “Objects of Desire: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” completed with outstanding results, achieving nearly HK$ 10 million, and received heated online and offline bidding.

Mr. Wang Jing, General Manager of Ceramics and Works of Art of China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd, says, “This is the first auction of China Guardian (Hong Kong) this year. We stood together to serve our clients who were not unable to attend our auctions in HK, by offering online and offline bidding for the very first time. We have received biddings online from around the world, which contributed to 20% of the sale aggregate.

The sale was led with intense competition on Lot 267 A Famille Rose‘Gold Fish’Jardinière, which hammered down at HK$ 470,000 and sold for HK$ 554,600 (with premium) after 15 bids. Lot 315 A Russet Jade Disc received the most interest, with bids opening at HK$45,000 and eventually selling for HK$ 708,000 (with premium) after 10 minutes of bidding war, 49 bids between bidders on the phone and on the floor. The superb results reflect that the interest of buyers still remain strong with Ming, Qing dynasty porcelain and archaic jades.

I am satisfied with results given the pandemic. It was a warm up for us to prepare ourselves for the upcoming contemporary art auction in August, and most certainly to gather momentum for the Autumn Auctions in October. We would like to thank our clients for their support, and we look forward to seeing them at the convention center this autumn.”

TOP LOTS

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Lot 315: A Russet Jade Disc, Huan, Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC); 11 cm. (4 3/8 in.) diam. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 70,000. Auction Result HK$ 708,000/US$90,769© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: Jiu Ru Yuan collection, acquired in the 1980s

Lot 267: A Famille Rose ‘Gold Fish’ Jardinière, Qing Dynasty, Daoguang Period (1821-1850), Shen De Tang Zhi mark; 31.5 cm. (12 3/8 in.) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000. Auction Result HK$ 554,600/US$71,102© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: Nagel Auktionen, 8 December 2015, Lot 953.

Lot 290: An Underglazed Copper Red ‘Three Fish’ Dish, Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and of the Period (1723-1735); 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.) diam. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 70,000. Auction Result HK$ 436,600/US$55,974© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, acquired in the 1990s.

Lot 391: A Pair of Archaic Gold and Silver-inlaid Bronze Crossbow Holders, Warring States Period (475-221BC). Each, 21 cm. (8 1/4 in.) long. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000. Auction Result HK$ 354,000/45,384© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: A Kansai private collection.

Lot 293. A Blue and White ‘Floral’ Vase, Zun, Qianlong Six-Character Sealmark and of the Period (1736-1795); 25.6 cm. (10 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000. Auction Result HK$ 295,000/US$37,820© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, acquired in the 1990s.

Lot 217: An Anhua-decorated White-Glazed Lotus Stem Bowl, Qianlong Six-Character Mark and of the Period (1736-1795); 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.) diam. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000. Auction Result HK$ 295,000/US$37,820© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, purchased from Fook Shing Arts Co. in the 1990s.

Lot 339: An Archaic Jade Cong, Neolithic Period, C.4th-3rd Millenium BC; 5 cm. (2 in.) wide. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000. Auction Result HK$ 236,000/US$30,680© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.


Lot 289: An Inscribed Blue and White ‘Preface to the Prince Teng's Pavilion' Brush Pot, Kangxi Six-Character Mark and of the Period (1662-1722)18.5 cm. (7 1/4 in.) diam. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 190,000. Auction Result HK$ 224,200/US$29,146© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Lot 405: A Hardstone-Inlaid Gold 'Chilong' Belt Buckle, Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220); 11 cm. (4 3/8 in.) wide, 62g. Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000. Auction Result HK$ 224,200/US$29,146© 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.

Lot 291. A Blue and White ‘Floral’ Saucer Dish, Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and of the Period (1723-1735); 15.5 cm. (6 1/8 in.) diamEstimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000. Auction Result HK$ 200,600/US$26,078. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.