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The OCS is excited to announce a private guided tour of Sotheby’s two sales of Chinese Works of Art at its Hong Kong Gallery: Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics and Chinese Art with Christian Bouvet, Senior Director & Head of Mid-season Sales Chinese Works of Art, and Amethyst Chau, Director & Specialist Chinese Works of Art.

The Tianminlou Collection of Chinese porcelain assembled by renowned collector Ko Shih Chao since the 1950s is of unparalleled quality and has always played an important part in fostering appreciation for the ceramic arts of China. Comprising of 35 ceramics from the Jin (265-420) to Qing dynasty (1644-1912), together the works serve as a microcosm of Chinese Ceramic history. The Chinese Art sale also features works of art from several private collections, including Song to Qing dynasty ceramics from the Xinyangtang collection, fine gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures and a set of 20 jade belt plaques from an old Hong Kong collection; an Asian collection of Qing dynasty wine cups and jades; Qing porcelains, textile and thumb rings from the collection of the legendary Chinese art dealer A. W. Bahr (1877-1959); and classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy previously from the Hou Yuhua collection.

This event is strictly limited to current members only. A limited number of places are available, and pre-registration is required. Drop-ins will not be entertained. Members are further reminded that photography is not ordinarily permitted.

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