The first half of 2016 has been a remarkable year for Sotheby’s Hong Kong, with a 22% increase in total sales over the same period last year. The season’s success was driven by notable collections and themed sales from collectors around the globe. This autumn on October 5th, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present another exceptional tightly-curated and highly sought after sale of Chinese Works of Art, including three exceptional private collections. Highlights include a magnificent and extremely rare large Qianlong mark and period blue and white vase decorated with immortals, estimated at HK$28-35M.
Nicolas Chow, will give an up-close and personal guided tour on this season’s highlights in a private tour of the exhibition.
Nicolas Chow is the Deputy Chairman for Sotheby’s Asia and the International Head and Chairman of the Chinese Works of Art department. Mr. Chow joined Sotheby’s in 1999 and has been responsible for leading the Chinese art market across the Asia Pacific region since 2003, while maintaining strong relationships with important collectors and dealers around the globe. In 2006, he took global oversight for the Chinese Works of Art department, which holds two major sales a year in four locations, namely Hong Kong, London, Paris and New York.
Mr. Chow has brought to the market record-breaking objects and collections including Chinese Art Through The Eye Of Sakamoto Gorō (2013-2014), The Meiyintang Collection Parts I to V (2011 to 2013) as well as The Meiyintang Chicken Cup in April 2014, amongst others. He is also the key figure behind many successful theme sales focusing on Imperial works of art, such as Yongzheng – The Age of Harmony and Integrity (April 2015), Legacies of Imperial Power (October 2008) and Lost Treasures (October 2007), as well as the Contemporary Literati sales.
Mr. Chow holds a master’s degree in Art and Archaeology from the University of London.