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A fun day at the auction house !

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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 04:20:26 pm »

Guys,

   To put Chen Runpu's bottles and their prices into context:
   In 1996, during the Beijing part of the 1996 ICSBS Beijing/Hong Kong convention, I bought a bottle of his, directly from him for US$3,000 [almost HK$24,000]. 

   It is B-8 in "Worlds", and features a continuous winter landscape in the Song Dynasty Orthodox School landscape style.

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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2019, 09:07:35 am »

Hi Giovanni,

What a steal!!!!!!

Regards Jason.
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2019, 10:36:02 pm »

Hi  All

 Sorry  to  keep  harping  back  on this  subject,  but  I  really  cannot believe my  and  Geoff's  luck  at  the  recent  Paidegao auction in  HK   in  February  2019

Geoff's bottle  (which  he  has  published   below in this  string )  was a  real  beauty !   When I saw  it  up-front-and-personal at the  pre-auction  viewing  I  fell in love  with it  at once, and  would  have  happily  out-bid  Geoff   for  it  up to  twice  the  hammer  price   if  he  had been a  3rd  party  participant  and  thus  not a  fellow-collector friend   Grin

The beautiful blue  glass  Chen  Runpu  bottle  which  I  successfully  bid  for  in behalf  of  a  S'Pore  friend  was  equally  a   real  bargain ! Only  HK$5,000  hammer  price !

Compare  this   with  my  single  only  Chen Runpu  bottle ...  @  HK10,000   (which  I thought  at the  time  was a  bargain !)  See  attached  :  P120

And  again compare   with  what  Joey  wrote  below :


" In 1996, during the Beijing part of the 1996 ICSBS Beijing/Hong Kong convention, I bought a bottle of his, directly from him for US$3,000 [almost HK$24,000]. 

 It is B-8 in "Worlds", and features a continuous winter landscape in the Song Dynasty Orthodox School landscape style."

NOTE  TO  JOEY :  Not  sure  what  you  mean  by  "Worlds" .  Please  would  you  clarify  and/or post  a  pic  of your  bottle  for  interest?

On the  other  hand  a  pair  of  Chen Runpu (=  Chen  Runzhen) bottles  from the  J.H. Leung  collection  (see  page  50  English  version of  "New  Look"  bottles  75 +  76)   which went  for  over  HK$15,000  for the  pair   at the  auction  looked  (literally) AWFUL   at the  pre-sale  viewing   and  I  would  not have  bid  even  a  cent  for them,  even  knowing they  were  vintage  "New  Look"  Chen  Runpu  bottles

But  what  really  shocked  - and  delighted -  me  was  my chance  purchase  of    the  delicate  little  Lu Danlin  bottle  for  ONLY  HK$1,500  !

It  is  so  exquisite  that  it  now forms  part  of  my  'core'  collection  of  pure  beautiful  Chinese  landscapes, even  though I never before  had the  slightest  interest  in the  Yue  School .

So the  lesson, perhaps, is  to  keep  an  eagle  eye  out  for  auctions, particularly minor  auctions,  and  look out for  bargains - if  possible  viewing the  bottles  first  before  bidding (because  on-line  photos  are often  deceiving, as  per the  Chen Runzhen/ Runpu  pair  I mentioned  above)

And I guess the  same  goes  for  e-bay  if  one  has a  good  eye  for  the  "real thing"  and  deals   with  reputable   sellers

I therefore  now  eat  "humble  pie"  when I  re-read  all the  postings  about  bargain bottles  snapped  up  on e-bay .....       Embarrassed   Embarrassed   Embarrassed

Cheers

Peter


 


* Chen Runpu @ Paidegao HK auction 2.2019.jpg (288.28 KB, 1402x1515 - viewed 20 times.)

* P120(A) Chen Runpu.jpg (1363.88 KB, 2448x3264 - viewed 23 times.)

* P120(B) Chen Runpu.jpg (1374.25 KB, 2448x3264 - viewed 21 times.)

* Chun Runzhen = Chun Runpu @ Paidegao HK auction 2.2019 .jpg (430.56 KB, 1700x1793 - viewed 24 times.)

* Lu Danlin (1986 Yue School) .jpg (101.64 KB, 364x685 - viewed 20 times.)

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2019, 05:41:28 am »

Dear Peter,

   "Worlds" is my short form for "Worlds In A Bottle"....
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