A Sotheby’s Appraisal Event


My partner got a beautiful Buddhist painting handed down to him. His mom’s aunt brought it back from China. We have always wanted to know more about it and have wondered what it may be worth. Now we will get a chance to ask the experts!

A Sotheby’s Appraisal Event in Celebration of

Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty

Sunday, June 22 , 2008

Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

$5 per artwork appraisal

World-renowned auction house Sotheby’s invites the general public to bring Asian works of art toMing and Other Things, a benefit appraisal day in celebration of the Asian Art Museum’s Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty. Sotheby’s Ming and Other Things event provides the public with the opportunity to discover what treasures may be hidden away in their basements and attics. Sotheby’s Asian Arts specialists will appraise Asian artworks from 11 am to 5 pm, in the grand ballroom of Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the official hotel sponsor of Power & Glory. The appraisal fee is $5 per artwork with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Asian Art Museum. Only cash or check can be accepted.  The public is encouraged to arrive early. Appraisals are available to the first 500 attendees.

Sotheby’s appraisers participating in the Ming and Other Things event  include Anu Ghosh-Mazumdar, South East Asian art specialist, Alexandra Wang, Chinese contemporary art specialist, Christina Prescott-Walker, porcelain specialist, Mee-Seen Loong, Chinese art specialist, Sachiko Hori, Japanese art specialist and Phillip Jelley, generalist. Lark Mason, a former Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s who is familar to many viewers through his appearances on the Antiques Roadshow, will also be present.

Appraisals for Ming and Other Things are limited to artworks of Asian origin. All valuations will be verbal, not written, and available to the first 500 attendees. All artworks must be portable and must remain with attendees at all times.  Neither the Asian Art Museum nor Sotheby’s nor the Hilton Hotels shall be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of objects or other property of attendees.

For further information, please call 415-772-9028.