Finest china

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 April, 2004, 12:00am

Model Christine Au-yang displays an imperial blue enamel anhua-decorated landscape bowl from the Yongzheng (1723-1735) period. The bowl, marked with four characters and in blue enamel is expected to fetch in excess of $20 million during Christie's Hong Kong spring auction which starts Sunday and finishes on Monday at the ballroom of the JW Marriott hotel at Pacific Place.

Other highlights of the spring auction include a 31.8 carat diamond briolette valued at $18 million and a jadeite bead necklace with 29 translucent emerald-green beads valued at $15 million. A blue-and-white dragon brushwasher from the early Ming period is also expected to fetch $20 million. The items will be on display until Sunday.