Important Chinese Art

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34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London, UK
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Important Chinese Art


Important Chinese Art
Auction: Wed 3 Nov 2021
Exhibition: - Mon 1 Nov 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


This November Sotheby’s London Important Chinese Art sale presents an exciting selection of early ceramics, Imperial porcelains, works of art and paintings ranging from early dynastic periods to the 20th century.

Leading the sale are a wonderful group of Chinese porcelains, jades and small works of art from the Ezekiel Collection, formed by Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927) and his son Victor Ezekiel (1905-1976), two leading figures in the formative years of Chinese art collecting in London in the first part of the 20th century, and important early members of the Oriental Ceramic Society. The sale also presents select paintings and works of art formerly in the collection of Dr. David Ho (1911-1986) led by a rare example of an inscribed and dated Han dynasty bronze goosefoot lamp, yanzudeng.

Other sale highlights include a large and exquisitely modelled sancai-glazed horse made during the Tang dynasty from an English private collection, two outstanding Song ceramics from an important private collection, and a magnificent and very rare large famille-rose-decorated vase, tianqiuping, made under the Qianlong emperor and discovered in an English private collection. Another focus of the sale is an important group of classical and modern paintings and calligraphies, led by five works by Lin Fengmian which were acquired directly from the artist in Shanghai in the early 1960s by a former Norwegian counsel general in China.



Sat, 30 Oct 21 • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sun, 31 Oct 21 • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mon, 01 Nov 21 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Important Update: Private Buyer (UK VAT)

Sotheby’s may now only provide an invoice less applicable VAT where we arrange both the shipment and direct export of purchased lots out of the UK on behalf of a private buyer. We will be happy to provide a Sotheby’s shipping quotation following a successful purchase upon request, please do contact should you have specific shipment requirements or any questions relating to your purchase.

Due to a recent update in the United Kingdom’s VAT export refund schemes, set by the UK Government (HM Revenue & Customs), Sotheby’s will no longer be able to offer an invoice less any applicable VAT and/or VAT refunds to private buyers who export their purchased lots out of the UK using their own shipper or who wish to hand carry in person. Business or Trade Buyers are not affected by this change where the purchase has been made in the business or trading name.

(Sotheby’s will only be able to arrange shipments and exports with Sotheby’s approved shippers. Private buyers who arrange a collection and export directly with a shipper will be charged VAT at the applicable rate and will not be able to claim a VAT refund).







For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000

For sale enquiries please contact:

Dr Caroline Schulten

Senior Director

European Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

+44 (0)207 293 6544


Stephen Loakes


Senior Specialist

Chinese Works of Art

+44 20 7293 5571


Cherrei Tian

Deputy Director


Chinese Works of Art

+44 20 7293 6170


Gordon Lo


Chinese Works of Art

+44 20 7293 5371


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