Promises to be the most important sale of Chinese art to have ever been held, the sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art includes five private collections and a various owner sale, which together feature masterpieces covering different fields of collecting, offering yet another opportunity for collectors worldwide to acquire the finest and rarest objects. The six sales altogether offer over 370 lots with an estimated total value of over HK$780 million/ US$100 million.
Nicolas Chow, Sotheby's Deputy Chairman and International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, said, "Our series of sales this season is the largest sale ever in our category both in terms of the sheer number and value of masterpieces of Chinese art that will be offered, as well as in the scope of periods and media. It spans some of the most exciting fields of Chinese art collecting today, from the finest imperial porcelain to the most impressive Qing historical works of art, and boasts five private collections all of which are fresh to the market. We are particularly proud to present a group of exceptionally fine enamelled porcelains of the Qianlong period from the collection of the celebrated dealer and collector J. T. Tai, which will no doubt attract interest from collectors all around the world."