Thursday, September 2
Auction - Sotheby's HK sales of porcelains and works of art could top $100 mln
-- A magnificent Gold 'Dragon' ewer and cover and its accompanying Gold jue And saucer which were produced for the personal use of the Wanli Emperor. Gold vessels rank among the rarest and most opulent Imperial works of art of Ming and Qing dynasty and hardly any gold objects of the Ming dynasty can be found in the Palace Museum collections in Taipei and Beijing. The exquisite reticulated gold incense burner and cover embellished with turquoise and lapis is a marvel of technical skill and creativity.