Sotheby's HK will be auctioning over 30 lots on Oct 4 to benefit the University of Oxford China Centre, a leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of China.
Properties on offer include a diverse selection of items donated by alumni and friends of the University, led by Edwin Mok, an Oxford law graduate. They range from fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, Chinese paintings, Chinese and European furniture, silverware and textiles with the
highlight being an Imperial Yellow Satin Embroidered “Dragon” Robe, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, estimated at HK$1.5-2 million / US$190,000-260,000.
The Oxford China Centre draws on Oxford’s historic links to China, dating to the 1604 acquisition of the Bodleian Library’s Chinese collection and the 1687 arrival of the scholar Shen Fuzong, the first Chinese visitor to Oxford. The Bodleian Library now houses over 200,000 titles on China from the classical and modern periods, while the Ashmolean has one of the finest collections of Chinese art in Europe, including a collection of greenware that is unrivalled outside China.