Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Economist: Chinese Export Porcelain Sales Report

Heads up to those of you who might like to buy a piece of history! The late Chinese Export dealer Elinor Gordon's collection is on the block next week at Sotheby's in New York. It is a must see for any of you interested in these historical porcelain pieces. Her private collection is said to be a true collector's sale, with items having estimates below their usual minimums. According to Christina Prescott-Walker, head of the Sotheby's porcelain departments, many lots will sell for hundreds, not thousands of dollars. Previewing will be an education unto itself.