Auctions and Exhibitions

The Wou Collection: One Man’s Vision to Preserve 4,000 Years of Chinese History

NEW YORK | 22 MARCH 2022

Covering some 4,000 years of Chinese art, this video dives deep into this extraordinary collection formed by Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Collections such as this truly don’t exist anymore, ranging from utilitarian storage vessels made by the first Neolithic cultures to the most dazzling porcelains ever commissioned to adorn the palaces of the Qing Emperors of China’s final dynasty. The remarkable scope of this collection sets it apart from all other private collections of Chinese art formed in the mid-20th century. This 22 March 2022, Sotheby’s New York presents Part 1 of the collection of Dr. Wou Kiuan, a sale entitled A Journey Through Chinas History.

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