Watches, wine, art, jewelry, Chinese ceramics, and porcelain – they’ll all be featured as Sotheby’s begins its series of Asia Week auctions tomorrow in Hong Kong. There will even be a sale devoted to Rhinocerus Horn Carvings. Kicking off the series will be a wine auction, The Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector, featuring 69 lots of Mouton Rothschild, for which Hong Kong buyers have demonstrated a notable thirst. Included are 6 Jeroboams and 6 Imperials, estimated to sell for as much as $18,000 each.
Before it’s all over, there will have been 14 separate auctions. Among the week’s more valuable offerings is likely to be a Falangai Qianlong bottle with golden pheasants, for which Sotheby’s released no estimates. A number of other items will provide competition. A painting by Zhang Xiaogang, “Bloodline: Big Family Series,” featured in the Contemporary Asian Art event, is expected to bring as much as $5.14 million. And in the Nascence of Avant-Garde China” sale, Wang Guangyi”s “Mao Zedong: P2” carries an estimate of $3.9 million.
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