This year’s offering of important Chinese Works of Art auction is a tightly curated assemblage of fine and rare porcelain and works of art with a particular focus on the Ming and Qing dynasties. Highlights include an outstanding blue and white brushwaster from the Xuande period (1426”“35), formerly in the collection of Mrs. Alfred Clark, painted with a fish pond design in brilliant tones of underglaze-blue; and a superb Yongzheng ”˜peach’ bowl, originally from the Edward T Chow collection.
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.