Bonhams’ auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art achieved strong results with nearly 90% percent sold by value on 4 June in Hong Kong. The sale was led by a very rare Imperial famille rose bottle vase, Yongzheng mark and of the period, which sold for HK$ 11,560,000, more than 10 times the pre-sale estimate (HK$ 800,000-1,200,000). As soon as the vase went on offer, frenzied bidding in the saleroom and on the telephone led to a rapid escalation in the bid price in a matter of seconds. Rounding out the sale’s highlights was an exceptionally rare Imperial teadust-ground famille rose vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) which brought HK$ 9,040,000 (estimate: 6,000,000-8,000,000) and a magnificent very pale green jade teapot and cover, 18th/19th century, which took in HK$ 5,920,000, well ahead of an estimate of HK$600,000-800,000. Asaph Hyman, Director Chinese Art, said: “We are delighted with the strong

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