Sotheby’s Nicolas Chow holds up the rare brush washer from the imperial Ru kiln of the Northern Song dynasty. Photo: James Wendlinger

900-year-old dish set to smash US$36m auction world record for Chinese antiques at October sale in Hong Kong

Imperial brush washer just 13cm across, from 11th century Ru kiln of Northern Song dynasty in Henan, is expected to draw world’s top collectors of Chinese antiques when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s

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Sotheby’s Nicolas Chow holds up the rare brush washer from the imperial Ru kiln of the Northern Song dynasty. Photo: James Wendlinger
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