Chinese Art, including Japanese prints from a Hong Kong private collection
This sale is highlighted by two Imperial Qing dynasty jade seals from the collection of Emile Guimet (1836–1918), the founder of the eponymous Asian Art Museum in Paris. It also includes a collection of archaic jades assembled in Hong Kong from the 1950s, Yixing stoneware from a prominent English collection, and a selection of Song ceramics together with early Buddhist sculptures and bronze animal paperweights. Incorporating for the first time other collecting categories, this sale will exceptionally feature a fine group of Japanese woodblock prints from a private Hong Kong collection, among them the famed 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), from the series of the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.
Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection
This selection of 100 jades from a Hong Kong collection encapsulates the rich diversity and artistic skill of Qing dynasty jade craftsmanship. Highlights of the sale include three jades of the finest jet-white quality: a group of two boys and lotus; an exquisite quatrelobed tray; and a rooster, to celebrate the current zodiac year.
DATE: 26 MAY (FRI) - 2 JUN (FRI)
VENUE: Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
INFORMATION: call (852) 2524 8121 or visit www.sothebys.com/hk