Date: Saturday 7 October 2023
Registration: 9:15 – 9:30am
Guided viewing: 9:30 – 10:30am
Place: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is delighted to announce a private preview of Sotheby’s Autumn sale of Chinese works of art with Xibo Wang. Xibo will guide members through this season’s highlights including a selection of rare and important masterpieces spanning over 4000 years of Chinese art history.
From one of the most celebrated collectors from the golden era of Chinese art, The Leshantang Collection -Treasures of Chinese Art from the Tsai I-Ming Collection features an outstanding and possibly unique famille-rose and doucai moon flask, seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Superbly painted in the famillerose and doucai palettes with an iconic flower-and-bird design, the flask was most likely produced by the same potters and painters as the Percival David flask.
The autumn sale series also presents a superb and exceptionally rare blue and white ‘floral’ moon flask, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, from the Tianminlou collection, a superlative example of Ming court porcelain, reflecting the Emperor’s worldly approach towards designs. This is an exceptionally rare piece with only one comparable example in the Palace Museum in Beijing and this season marks its first appearance at auction after nearly forty years.
Xibo Wang is Director and Head of Department, Chinese Works of Art Hong Kong, who brings with him over a decade of experience within the auction industry. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Xibo joined Bonhams in 2010. After establishing the company’s office in Beijing, he moved to Hong Kong where he became the Head of the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department and spearheaded many successful sales, including Masterpieces of Yixing Stoneware from the Mr & Mrs Jimmy Sha Collection; The Feng Wen Tang Collection of Early Chinese Ceramics and the Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, where multiple world records were achieved for archaic jades. Xibo holds a PhD degree in Museology and Archaeology from the Yunnan University and a Master’s degree in the History of Art and Archaeology from the University of London.
Registration starts at 9:15am. Members are reminded that as the preview takes place before the public are admitted, 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.