Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited presented Delightful Pleasure—Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (I) in Poly Gallery Hong Kong on Thursday 28 May, with a total sales of HK$10.97 million/ US$1.4 million recorded. With an emphasis on delicateness and elegance, artworks from different schools of art, such as Jingjin, Jinling and Lingnan, are featured in this auction, including masterpieces like Bird and Tree by Qi Baishi and Boating in the Autumn by Huang Binhong, attracting numerous connoisseurs and art lovers to attend. After an intense bidding session by both connoisseurs in the gallery and telephone bidders, the masterpiece Various Subjects by Qi Baishi was sold at HK$3.54 million, six times over the pre-sale low estimate, and Landscape by Lan Meng was sold at HK$448,400. The auction also featured lots from the private collections of Wang Aiyun and Yang Wu Tang, which are much cherished artworks by collectors, and the

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