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The Oriental Ceramic Society is pleased to announce a special preview of highlights from Sotheby’s Spring auction led by Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia and International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Among the highlights is the sale of the Pilkington Collection of Chinese art. Assembled in London in the 1950s and 60s, it is one of the greatest remaining in private hands. The collection includes an exceptional group of blue-and-white porcelains from the 15th century, including an important and rare Blue and White ”˜Palace Bowl’, Mark and Period of Chenghua.

This spring sale also features an extremely rare Qianlong seal, and silver and gold-decorated double-gourd teadust vase from an important private collection, formerly in the collections of Edward T Chow and J M Hu, as well as two important Imperial seals from the Kangxi period. In addition to these highlights, the auction will present an outstanding collection of Ming furniture, as well as jades, porcelains and works of art encapsulate the taste of the Qing court.

Nicolas Chow is Sotheby’s Asia Deputy Chairman and International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, orchestrating auctions with a focus on ceramics and works of art from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Mr. Chow joined Sotheby’s in 1999 and has been responsible for leading the Chinese art market across the Asia Pacific region since 2003. In 2006/07 he took over global oversight for the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art departments.

Due to the limited number of places, this event is only open to current members. You may reserve your place by registering below; places can only be guaranteed with payment before the event. You may pay using PayPal (pay to account The event will be cancelled if Typhoon Signal no.8 or above is hoisted or if Black Rainstorm Warning is in force one hour before the event.

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