Auctions - Sotheby's to sell more ceramics from the J.T. Tai & Co Collection

On Mar 22, Sotheby’s will present a single owner sale of Chinese ceramics and works of art from the legendary collection of J.T. Tai & Co. Tai left Shanghai in 1949 and moved to New York where he set up a gallery on Madison Avenue. He was a remarkable and exotic addition to the New York art world and became perhaps the greatest of a new post war generation of Chinese art dealers. Tai sought out Chinese Works of Art collectors who he identified as having both the resources and enthusiasm to create sensational collections. The two with whom he had a particularly close relationship were Avery Brundage and Arthur Sackler, who would go on to assemble two of America’s greatest Asian art collections. Both of these collections are now housed in major museums - the Avery Brundage Collection forms the core of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Sacker collection is housed in the Arthur M Sackler Gallery in Washington DC. Among the highlights from the sale is a fine and rare blue and white bowl, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (est. $800,000/1.2 million).