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The Oriental Ceramic Society is pleased to announce an exclusive preview of Sotheby’s Autumn auction led by Nicolas Chow, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia and International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art.

Among the highlights of the sale is an extremely rare Ru guanyao brush washer from the Le Cong Tang Collection, which dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty. Also on display is a Xuande-marked porcelain jar painted in rich tones of cobalt-blue exhibited as part of the 1968 Oriental Ceramic Society London exhibition. Scholars of esoteric Buddhist history will be mystified by a Tibetan gilt-inscribed jade river pebble ”˜kapala’ box which marked the occasion in 1783 when the Eighth Dalai Lama was presented with an imperial edict by the Qianlong Emperor.

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 click here to register. 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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