|Updated: 2016-09-28||Source: China Guardian|
The 47th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions concluded at the Beijing International Hotel in Beijing on Sept 26, raising a total of 105 million yuan in sales.
More than 4,000 items, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy, porcelain and works of art, were presented at the auctions.
Collectors attend the 47th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions at the Beijing International Hotel in Beijing on Sept 25, 2016.
Chinese painting and calligraphy
Nearly 1,600 Chinese paintings and calligraphy works were presented during the Chinese painting and calligraphy section, covering modern, contemporary and ancient works.
Zhang Daqian’s landscape painting, Wanshantu, sold for 13.22 million yuan, which set the record for the highest transaction price in China Guardian’s quarterly auctions.
Zhang Daqian’s landscape painting, Wanshantu
Transaction price：RMB 13,225,000
Works from other famous painters also fetched good prices, like Huang Zhou’s Girl and Sheep, which sold for 2.18 million yuan and Lu Yanshao’s landscape painting, Mountain and Pavilion, which sold for 1.61 million yuan.
Lu Yanshao’s landscape painting Mountain and Pavilion
Transaction price: RMB 1,610,000
Other works sold for unexpected prices during the auctions. For example, Tian Shiguang’s traditional bird-and-flower painting, Bird, Plum and Bamboo, sold for 253,000 yuan, much higher than the estimated price of 3,000 yuan.
Tian Shiguang’s traditional bird-and-flower painting, Bird, Plum and Bamboo
Transaction price：RMB 253,000
At this quarterly auction, China Guardian especially presented some painter’s works at the Contemporary Ink Chinese Painting and Calligraphy session. Among them, Peng Xiancheng’s character and landscape painting, Sightseeing in Spring, sold for 391,000 yuan.
Peng Xiancheng’s character and landscape painting, Sightseeing in Spring
Transaction price: RMB 391,000
Classical Chinese paintings have always been very popular among collectors. Some works were sold for unexpected prices during the auctions. For example, Zheng Xie’s Bamboo and Rock sold for 517,500 yuan, much higher than the estimated price of 6,000 yuan.
Zheng Xie’s Bamboo and Rock
158 × 95cm
Transaction price：RMB 517,500
Porcelain and Works of Art
More than 1,800 items were presented in four special sessions: Porcelain, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, For the Enjoyment of Scholars and Jade and Works of Art.
The Porcelain session selected chinaware from royal kilns and famous folk kilns from past dynasties. Porcelain from the Qing Dynasty’s royal kiln is especially favored by collectors.
An under-glazed red bowl with flower patterns from the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty sold for 483,000 yuan.
An under-glazed red bowl with flower patterns from the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty
Transaction price：RMB 483,000
In recent years, as the tastes of collectors improve, the prices of scholar-related items have increased tremendously. An ink stone made from natural rock dating to the early Qing Dynasty was sold for 253,000 yuan.
An ink stone made from natural rock dating from the early Qing Dynasty
Transaction price：RMB 253,000
The figure of Buddha was also popular among collectors. A gilded bronze figure of Amitabha Buddha from the Ming Dynasty sold for 690,000 yuan.
A gilded bronze figure of Amitabha Buddha from the Ming Dynasty
Transaction price：RMB 690,000
This section highlighted Chinese classical furniture and many items achieved good prices. For example, a Ming Dynasty screen with a drawing of colored figures sold for 94,300 yuan.
A Ming Dynasty screen with a drawing of colored figures
Transaction price：RMB 94,300
Rare books and manuscripts
The 47th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions presented 660 pieces in this category, with a total sales volume of 4.46 million yuan. The most important item of this session, Shen Zengzhi’s letters, sold for 230,000 yuan, higher than its estimated price of 5,000 yuan.
Shen Zengzhi’s letters
Transaction price：RMB 230,000
Online bidding services expanded
China Guardian put all sessions of this quarterly auction open for online bidding to provide better and more convenient service to its customers.
Eleven sessions of the 47th China Guardian Quarterly Auctions were open for online bidding.