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Poly Auction Hong Kong Dedicated Sales in May Delightful Harmony – Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Amongst Universe in the Palm – Collections of Snuff Bottles Offers Over 170 Fine Snuffle Bottles Fine in Quality | Rich in Categories | Dedicated for General Collectors ***** ***** First Private Sale for Jewels and Watches |24th to 30th May | Poly Gallery |

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899 -1983)

HERMITAGE AMID DEEP VALLEYS Estimate: K$400,000-800,000 / US$51,550-103,100

(21st May 2013, Hong Kong) Following the triumph in the past 2013 Spring Auctions, Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited (“Poly Auction Hong Kong”) is pleased hold two dedicated sales named “Delightful Harmony – Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy” and “Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art”. The previews and auctions are from 24th to 30th May 2013 at Poly Gallery located at 7th floor, One Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong. Poly Auction Hong Kong is also delighted to announce its first private sale of fine jewels and watches will take place at the Gallery at the same time. The dedicated sales assembled high-priced lots as well as many better-priced collections, which differs from the past auctions by Poly Auction Hong Kong. “Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” presents 325 lots of fine antiques, including fine works of ceramics from Ming and Qing dynasties, jade wares, Buddhist statuary and tools from scholar’s studio. “Universe in the Palm – Collection of Snuff Bottles” will offer over 170 lots of collections; they are fine in quality, rich in categories and vary in different forms and materials. Moreover, they are very suitable for the general collectors and investors. Page 1 of 6

“Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art” collects 272 fine lots of contemporary and classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy by Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Qi Baishi, Huang Hongbin, Wen Jia, Zha Shibiao together with other master artists. Other works that are sure to delight collectors are the collections from Shanghai “Haipai” school and a set of 20th century ink drawings by masters like Wang Jiqian, Qi Gong, Feng Dazhong and Song Yugui. Poly Auction Hong Kong is delighted to take the privilege to carry out the acclaimed “Zhao Puchu Calligraphy Collection”, providing a rare opportunity for art admirers to appreciate the elegance and magnificence of Zhao’s masterpieces. Poly Auction Hong Kong is also glad to present a collection of “Three Masters Crossing the Sea” – Zhang Daqian, Pu Xinyu and Huang Junbi, the three well-regarded artists in Mainland China who fled to Taiwan as a result of the political turmoil. Their achievement in calligraphy, painting and poetry has been significant and influential. This collection brings together fine brushworks from different eras of their lives, affording the audience the chance to compare and contrast the artistic evolution of the three great masters. In view of the encouraging results fetched by literati works in the past 2013 Spring Auctions, Poly Auction Hong Kong will continue to bring out more fine paintings and calligraphy works, revealing the panorama of the artists’ career and mastery. And contemporary ink paintings are also a significant part of the dedicated sale that cannot be missed. Poly Auction Hong Kong is also offering a selection of 50 lots of fine jewellery and watches for its first private sale, featuring top quality color stone pieces, jadeites, brand watches and pocket watches that have a total estimated value of HK$10 million. It is the first private sale for Poly Auction Hong Kong and is also the first of its kind to be held at the newly-established Poly Gallery. *Estimate does not include buyer’s premium; ** No Reserve

Delightful Harmony – Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) st (see 1 page) HERMITAGE AMID DEEP VALLEYS ink on paper; mounted; painted in 1980 62 x 127 cm (24 ⅜ x 50 in.) Provence: USA. Madam Alice Boney (1901-1988) Estimate:HK$400,000- 800,000 / US$51,550-103,100

This painting was completed in 1980, not too long after Zhang Daqian moved into the Abode of Maya in Wai Shuang Hsi, Taiwan, in 1978 fall. Employing the splashed-ink-and-color technique, this magnificent landscape painting captures the ancient Chinese relationship between humans and nature. The painting invites one to admire, to wander and to dwell in a mountain forest. It takes traditional Chinese landscape painting into a new realm and is an important chapter in the contemporary evolution of the art of Chinese painting. The use of complementary colored inks, the coupling of extensive freehand with fine brushstrokes, and the ease with which the hand represents what is in the heart together combine to produce a rare splashed-ink masterpiece that can only be created by the mature artist.

QI ZHIJIA (1594-1683) FISHING ALONG THE SHORE ** ink and color on paper; mounted; painted in 1666 19 x 52 cm (7 ½ x 20 ½ in.)

ZHE SHIBIAO (1615-1698) HERMITAGE AMID MOUNTAINS ** ink and color on paper; mounted 1 5 18.5 x 52.5 cm (7 /8 x 20 /8 in.)

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ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) PERSIMMON TREE ink and color on paper; mounted; painted in 1970 135.5 x 70 cm (53 ⅜ x 27 ½ in.) Estimate: HK$1,380,000-1,580,000 / US$177,840-203,610

ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983) BIRDIE BY THE TREE ink and color on paper; hanging scroll; painted in 1968 1 99.5 x 54 cm (39 /8 x 21¼ in.) Estimate: HK$ 680,000-880,000 / US$ 87,630-113,410

PU RU (1896-1963) MEDITATION BY THE WATERFALL ink and color on paper; hanging scroll 139.5 x 54 cm 7 (54 /8 x 21 ¼ in.) Estimate: HK$480,000580,000 / US$65,860-74,750

PU RU (1896-1963) GUAN YIN ink on paper; mounted; painted in 1963 72.5 x 42 cm (28 ½ x 16 ½ in.) Estimate: HK$ 350,000-450,000 / US$ 45,100-58,000

FENG DAZHONG (B. 1949), SONG YUGUI (B. 1940) CROSSING RIVER ink and color on paper; mounted; painted in 1990 1 69 x 110.5 cm (27 /8 x 43 ½ in.) Estimate: HK$100,000-200,000 / US$12,890-25,780 LU XIAOMAN (1903-1965) LADY 47.5 x 23.5 cm (18 ¾ x 9 ¼ in.) ink and color on paper; hanging scroll; painted in 1947 Estimate: HK$ 120,000-180,000 / US$ 15,470-23,200

Lu Xiaoman was talented in painting and was taught by Chinese painting masters namely Liu Haisu, He Tianjian and Chen Banding. Her works are extremely rare in circulation. This depiction of an oriental lady was painted before the establishment of PRC. It was a gift for one of her intimate friend, Zhao Dan (1915-1980), who was a well-known Chinese film actor. This painting witnessed the deep friendship between Lu and Zhao.

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Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Universe in the Palm – Collection of Snuff Bottles Poly Auction Hong Kong is delighted to present 170 plus lots of snuff bottles from a well-known Japanese collector, covering the techniques of Chinese classic paintings, carvings, inlay and cloisonné enamel in a variety of forms and materials, including jades, ceramics, lacquer, enamels, metal and more. Audience will get a glimpse of the dedicated objects that can fit in their palms crafted in wide array of interesting styles. Two of the snuff bottles, the “Qing Qianlong Metal-Enamelled Snuff Bottles,” make use of precious materials and are decorated in a style that was much emulated in Western productions. These rare items, with their meticulously executed decorations, are as much objects of leisure as they are art objects worthy of admiration. Estimate: HK$10,000 - 200,000 (US$1,280 26,000) The dedicated sale of Chinese ceramics and Works of Art presents 325 lots of fine antiques, covering ceramics works, jade wares, Buddhist statuary, larderit, inkstone, bamboo works and more. They are good in quality, perfect in shape, prominent in provenance, and better-priced from HK$10,000 -200,000 (US$1,280-26,000), which are very suitable for general collectors and investors.

A DOUCAI AND GREEN ENAMELED “DRAGON” JAR Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and Period H: 21.3cm Estimate: HK$1,200,000-1,800,000 / US$154,600-232,000 Provence: Christie’s New York, 2011 st Thomas George Shaughnessy, 1 Baron Shaughnessy (1835-1923) Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915), and thence by descent within the family

A MAGNIFICENT ARCHAISTIC CARVED LEI-STYLE JADEITE VASE Qing Dynasty H: 21cm Estimate: HK$2,200,000-2,800,000 / US$283,000-360,800 Provence: Christie’s Swire, 1990

AN EXQUISITE BLUE-GROUND AND GILT-DECORATED MALLET VASE WITH WUCAI PAINTED LANDSCAPE SCENES IN CARTOUCHES Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Mark and Period H: 47.5cm Estimate: HK$800,000-1,200,000/ US$103,100-154,700 Provence: Musee Guimet, France, Its sprinkled blue glazed ground with the twinkling golden colors still shines after 300 years, which is not only a superb rarity but also a perfect famille verte manifestation of landscapes in the Kangxi period.

It is nicely colored green dragon patterns, finely recorded provenance and serious maintenance all make this piece a specialty for all the collectors.

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First Private Sale – Fine Jewel and Watches Sales highlight: Group of Diamond and Burmese Origin Ruby “Pigeon’s Blood” 5 Carats Ring with Matching Earrings Significantly sized high clarity “Pigeon’s Blood” rubies are uncommonly found in nature. The highly desirable group of ruby and diamond set with Burmese origin “Pigeon’s Blood” 5.00 carats ruby ring and a pair of earrings weighing 2.18 and 1.97 carats respectively, displays vivid red blood color with thickness, crystalline clarity and excellent cutting, without any thermal treatment. Magnificent fire color appears under lighting. The diamond set emerged a good degree of color and clarity. Mounted in platinum the entire ruby set hinted a sense of royal temperament.

EMERALD PENDANT AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 5970J

Suspending an oval-shaped cabochon emerald weighing 38.22 carats, to a v-shape necklace set with brilliant-cut diamonds altogether weighing 11.39 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Accompanied by report numbered 9904394 dated 7 May 1999 from GUBEILN stating that the 38.22 carats emerald (23.20 x 19.03 x 12.56mm) is natural, of Colombian origin with indications of minor clarity enhancement.

Perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with register, moon-phases and leap year indication

Notes to Editor Schedule for Poly Auction Hong Kong’s May Sales SALES Delightful Harmony – Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Peaceful Pleasure – Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Universe in Palm – Collections of Snuff Bottles

PREVIEW AUCTION 24 - 25 May 26 May 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM 1:30 PM 27 May 28 May 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM 1:30 PM 27 May 28 May 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM 10:30 AM 24 - 30 May Private Sale – Jewels and Watches 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM Venue: Poly Gallery, 7/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Page 5 of 6

About Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited is a young but most vibrant auctioneer in Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific region as well. Since its first venture into the Hong Kong market in autumn, 2012, Poly Auction Hong Kong has achieved dazzling success at its inaugural sale. Poly Auction Hong Kong comprises five departments namely Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art, Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Jewels and Watches. Our strategy in selecting is “genuine, exquisite and rare” artwork and its appearance onto the international art market in a bid to provide the state-of-the-art and professional consultation, exceptional collections and best quality service. Located on the 7th floor in One Pacific Place, Poly Gallery grandly opened in March 2013. With over 2,500 sq. ft., the spacious and sun-filled Poly Gallery would be planning extraordinary and precious exhibitions without geographical or cultural limits, offering a brand-new and border horizon for Asian art market. Looking ahead, Asia will continue to boom and lead the global art market. In view of that, we will keep on our selecting strategies and keep improving and developing our business, establishing and consolidating our role as an internationally oriented company to present a rich fest for our global collectors.

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