Following on from the record-breaking sale in Hong Kong in October of thirteen lots of Qing Imperial ceramics from J. T. Tai & Co. this auction comprises the remainder of this remarkable dealer's property. J. T. Tai was based in New York from 1950 until his death in 1992 and he influenced many of the greatest American post-war collectors.
This sale includes amongst its 328 lots many fine examples of his characteristic taste: notably a good group of archaic bronzes; fine Ming ceramics including a very rare Yongle period blue and white bowl and an important collection of Fahua ware; and a rare group of large Kangxi period famille-verte vases. Many of these pieces have provenance to Sotheby's sales in London and New York from the 1950s through the early 1980s, and yet others come from well-known private collections. With estimates starting from as little as $100 this sale represents an opportunity for collectors at all levels to own a piece from this highly influential dealer.