The Rediscovery of a Lost Chinese Masterpiece in a Remote European House


In this episode of Expert Voices, find out how a lost Imperial Chinese treasure was recently rediscovered in a remote European house, where it had survived for 50 years surrounded by countless cats and dogs. Dutch art consultant Johan Bosch van Rosenthal recalls how he happened upon the vase during a visit to the home of an elderly client who had inherited it. A telephone call to Sotheby’s Asia Chairman Nicolas Chow started a journey of rediscovery that revealed the vase to be a masterpiece from the Qianlong period. One of the most complex and exquisite porcelains ever to emerge on the market, The Harry Garner Reticulated Vase (11 July | Hong Kong), is a technical masterpiece and the culmination of centuries of Chinese ingenuity. Click here to watch more Sotheby's videos.

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