This Qing dynasty portrait of Emperor Qinglong's favourite consort Chunhui sold for a record price at Sotheby's. Photo: Felix Wong
This Qing dynasty portrait of Emperor Qinglong's favourite consort Chunhui sold for a record price at Sotheby's. Photo: Felix Wong

Arts beats stock crisis: why Hong Kong auctions draw new records despite China market slump

Imperial portrait fetches HK$137.4m as market defies gloomy forecasts

This Qing dynasty portrait of Emperor Qinglong's favourite consort Chunhui sold for a record price at Sotheby's. Photo: Felix Wong
This Qing dynasty portrait of Emperor Qinglong's favourite consort Chunhui sold for a record price at Sotheby's. Photo: Felix Wong
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