Results: Day Three in Hong Kong totals HK$497,627,500 Day Three of the Hong Kong Autumn 2007 sales presented three important sales. Together these sales totaled HK$497,627,500 (US$63,945,134 /£30,902,668 / €42,995,016).
News-Antique.com - Nov 27,2007 - Hong Kong -- Day Three of the Hong Kong Autumn 2007 sales presented three important sales - Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman - Part II, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, as well as Reflections: Chinese Art Inspired by the West, a special selection of fifteen unparalleled ceramics and works of art that illustrate the Chinese court’s fascination with Western themes in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Together these sales totaled HK$497,627,500 (US$63,945,134 /£30,902,668 / €42,995,016).
Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman - Part II saw enthusiastic collectors in a packed auction hall. The sale totaled HK$197,649,250 (US$25,397,929 / £12,274,018 / €7,076,895 ) and was 78% sold by lot, 92% sold by value. Many of the star lots sold for prices far exceeding pre-sale estimates, including the top lot of the sale: an exquisite white jade cylindrical brushpot of the Qianlong period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$54,087,500 (US$6,950,244 /£ 3,358,834 / €4,673,160) - over five times its low estimate and setting a world record for a white jade carving. This second and final sale brings the total for the Hartman collection to HK$313,701,249 (US$40,310,610).
The afternoon sale of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art totaled HK$299,978,250 (US$38,547,205/£18,628,649/ €25,918,121) and was 65% sold by lot, 77% sold by value. Several important world records were set, with many of the day’s star lots coming from the first section of the sale, Reflections: Chinese Art Inspired by the West. The top lot of the day was one of the highlights in this special collection: a magnificent Imperial Beijing enamel glass brushpot, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1785), which drew tremendous attention from collectors and enthusiasts from around the world and established a world record price of HK$67,527,500 (US$8,677,284 /£4,193,458/ €5,834,376).
Pola Antebi, Senior Vice President, Specialist Head of the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Department, Christie’s said: “We are delighted with the results of today’s sale, which was the most successful jade auction ever held, and a triumphant conclusion to the two-part series of the sales of Alan and Simone Hartman’s jades. The second and final part of this private collection saw record sale prices achieved, with the majority of the lots far surpassing their high estimates. The top lot established a new world record for a jade carving, demonstrating the tremendous interest in this collecting category. In a packed room there was very enthusiastic international participation – both on the phone and in the room. The sale is a testament to the well-known and respected collectors who amassed this remarkable collection over the last 40 years.”