With the success of Sotheby’s sales in Hong Kong, Christie’s is now building anticipation toward their spring cycle of sales in the former colony this May, according to Reuters:
Some 2,400 objects will be put on the auction block, including diamonds, antique carved rhino horns and an exquisite Chenghua imperial stembowl worth an estimated $1 million.
Also included are a batch of large abstract oil paintings by 20th century Chinese master Zao Wou-ki and a minimalist canvas by deceased Chinese artist Sanyu “Vase of Lilies with Red Ground” that could fetch up to $2.3 million.
Christie’s holds the record for a Hong Kong sale with HK$2.4 billion achieved two years ago. This go round is estimated at $193 million or HK$1.5 billion. So they’ve left themselves plenty of room to aspire to greatness once again.