Sotheby’s to Offer a Unique Collection of Imperial Porcelain

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HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold an unprecedented sale of Chinese ceramics and works of art, titled Masterpieces Of Qing Imperial Porcelain From J.T. Tai & Co., on 7 October 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, comprising 13 lots and expected to bring in excess of HK$170 million/US$22 million. The second part of the collection will be offered at Sotheby’s New York during its Asia Week in March, 2011. The imperial Chinese porcelains from the J.T. Tai Foundation features eight vases made during the peak period of imperial porcelain production under the Qianlong Emperor, one of China’s greatest art lovers and imperial patrons, each of which boasts a collecting history in the West traceable to the 19th century. The highlight in the present group is an exceptional Pair of Floral Medallion Vases Enamelled in the