The Inaugural Hong Kong Auction

“The burgeoning art market in Hong Kong, combined with both companies’ success with attracting and selling to new clients in Asia, made a joint auction venture in Hong Kong the next logical step to better serve these collectors.” 

- Paul Roberts, President of Freeman’s and Vice Chairman of Lyon & Turnbull

♦ EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI (1835-1908) PLUM BLOSSOMS, DATED 1894 44cm high, 22cm wide (sight) Join Freeman’s and Lyon & Turnbull on May 31 for our inaugural auction in Hong Kong at the Liang Yi Museum. Located in center of the Asian art market, this carefully curated sale will offer more than 150 Chinese works of art such as furniture, jades, paintings, and porcelain, including the Thornhill Stem Cup estimated at $22,000,000-$40,000,000 HKD.

Freeman's has enjoyed tremendous success attracting the attention of the international market over the past few years under the guidance of department head Richard Cervantes. Collectors have traveled the globe to attend auctions of Asian Arts in Philadelphia, resulting in top prices for works of Chinese art. It is with great antcipation that Freeman's looks forward to this new venture in Hong Kong, and to sharing this experience with our sister auction house Lyon & Turnbull. 

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Viewing Times

Liang Yi Museum | 181 -199 Hollywood Rd | Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Preview & Reception:
Saturday 28 May | 7pm to 9pm
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Saturday 28 May | 10am to 5pm
Sunday 29 May | 10am to 7pm
Monday 30 May | 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 31 May | 10am to 3pm

Tuesday 31 May | 6pm

Image: The Thornhill Stem Cup; a highly important blue and white 'dragon' stem cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period. Estimate HK$22,000,000 - 44,000,000; Empress Dowager Cixi "Plum Blossoms" Dated 1894, Estimate HK$ 700,000-900,000.