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Sotheby’s 2017 Spring Auction Preview

with Nicolas Chow

Saturday 1st April, 9-10 am (8:45 am registration)

Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

$100 Members only

Please register below

Sotheby's Spring 2017

Blue-and-White Lobed ‘Fish Pond’ Bowl

Mark and Period of Emperor Xuande (r. 1425”“1435)

Image credit: Sotheby’s

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 Portable Treasures – The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection featuring an exquisite huanghuali dressing case with carved doors and gilt-bronze fittings from the late Ming to early Qing dynasty (17th century). Another exciting lot is an exceptionally large, fine and important blue-and-white lobed ‘Fish Pond’ bowl from the Ming dynasty (1368”“1644) with the mark of the Xuande emperor (r. 1425”“1435).

In addition to these highlights, the auction will present an outstanding collection of porcelains, works of art, as well as jades which are sure to inspire OCS members.

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. Please register below. 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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