Chinese artifacts to be auctioned in Hong Kong
Sotheby's in Hong Kong says its autumn art sale next month is going to feature a rare Falangcai porcelain bowl from Chinese Emperor Qianlong's imperial collection.
A roughly 12 centimeter Falangcai porcelain bowl on display in the Sotheby's media preview in Hong Kong, August 30, 2018. [Photo: VCG]
The roughly 12 centimeter wide bowl is likely to sell for around 25 million US dollars.
"The bowl is one of the most significant examples of Qianlong Falangcai in private hands, and the only recorded example of its design outside of the National Palace Museum in Taipei," said Nicolas Chow, Chair of Sotheby's Asia.
Also going under the hammer is a Yamanaka Reticulated Vase with a blue enamel seal mark from the Qianlong period. The roughly 40 centimeter tall vase is expected to fetch between 4 to 7 million US dollars.
A staff member from Sotheby's auction house displays the Yamanaka Reticulated Vase in Hong Kong, August 30, 2018. [Photo: IC]
However, a similar vase sold at Bainbridge's auction house in November 2010 sold for 55 million US dollars in 2010.
This year's Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn auction series will be held from September 28 to October 3, 2018.