Imperial Chinese Porcelain: Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection 11/27/13
27 November 2013
Chi Fan Tsang, Specialist Head of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Department, said, "We were honoured to have been instructed to offer The R.F.A. Riesco Collection this season, formed with such passionate connoisseurship, and not seen on the market for many decades. In particular, we were pleased with the results of the top lot of the sale - the rare Xuande blue and white double-gourd moonflask, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), which realized HK$28.1 million/US$3.6 million, and for the two rare Jun bowls.
Imperial Chinese porcelain triumphed in the sale of Treasures from a Distinguished American Collection, which totaled HK$105 million/US$13.6 million and was over 90% sold. This group of porcelain represented some of the best monochromes as well as doucai, famille rose, and iron-red decorated polychrome wares from the early Ming to the mid-Qing periods.