Holly's auction preview comes to Shanghai
A preview of the 2020 Holly’s auction is underway through Tuesday at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai. Artworks ranging from ink-wash paintings, manuscripts to ceramics, jewelry and jade are on display.
Highlights include manuscripts from Wuhan University staff, such as the 1935 diary of Su Xuelin (1897-1999), a renowned female intellectual, and letters and telegraphs from Wang Shijie (1891-1981), former president of the university.
“Autumn Hunting in the Yuan Dynasty” is the highlight of the ancient ink-wash painting section. The massive work is a masterpiece shrouded in mystery, as it is neither signed nor dated. It's said that a group of royal painters collectively created the painting.
The characters in the painting are also unknown, including a young figure riding a horse. Some say he is Kublai Khan (1215-1294), founder of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), although this has yet to be confirmed.
Date: September 21-22, 9:30am-6pm
Venue: 9/F, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Address: 789 Nanjing Rd E.
Date: October 13-15 (preview); October 15-17 (auction)
Address: L1-3, Beijing International Hotel