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Sotheby’s in London to offer exceptional fine Chinese ceramics and works of art

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London will present for sale an exceptional range of Imperial porcelain, monochrome ceramics, bronzes and jades in its biannual sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on Wednesday, 9th November 2011. The auction will comprise 560 lots, estimated to realise in the region of £12 million. Highlights include a superb gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel tiger waterpot of Qianlong mark and period from the collection of Sir Peter Moores at Parbold Hall in Lancashire and a magnificent group of Qing dynasty monochrome porcelains from the renowned collection of Richard Fairfax William Cartwright at Aynhoe Park near Banbury. Stephen Loakes, Sotheby‟s Senior Specialist in Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art said: “This promises to be one of our most exciting London sales – offering objects of the highest quality and rarity. This season we are honoured to present works from two of Britain’s greatest c