Alex Capon is Digital Editor and Art Market columnist for Antiques Trade Gazette, covering all aspects of reporting on auctions for paintings, drawing, prints and sculpture at sales in the UK, US and across the globe.
Lord Archer’s collection had been assembled through the specialist London dealer Chris Beetles with the author and former Conservative MP acquiring works ranging in date from the ‘Golden Age’ of British caricature in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, right up to the present day. With the sale benefitting number of educational charities, the estimates were not deemed excessive and many lots duly exceeded predictions.
A Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619), hexagonal salt cellar on the stand of Chinese export porcelain specialist Jorge Welsh was of a kind derived from a European metal prototype, an example of which appeared in an Old Master painting dating from the same period on the stand of David Koetser Gallery from Zurich. London and Lisbon dealer Welsh spotted the painting during the vetting of stands before the fair opened and immediately recognised the salt cellar depicted in the Flemish still-life.
Sotheby’s said Chow will bring to the new role “a unique combination of expertise, exceptional client relationships and deep understanding of the market that will help drive our strategy in Asia”. CEO of Sotheby’s Asia Kevin Ching said: “Nicolas is one of the most forward-looking and creative members of Sotheby’s.
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