Holly's auction preview comes to Shanghai

Wang Jie
Soon to go under the hammer are manuscripts from Wuhan University academics and an ancient ink-wash painting shrouded in mystery.
Wang Jie

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.

Hollys auction preview comes to Shanghai

"Autumn Hunting in Yuan Dynasty"

Shanghai preview

Date: September 21-22, 9:30am-6pm
Venue: 9/F, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Address: 789 Nanjing Rd E.

Beijing event

Date: October 13-15 (preview); October 15-17 (auction)
Address: L1-3, Beijing International Hotel

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