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Asian Art Week: A dazzling array of objects at Christie’s New York

A series of sales from 15–17 March, featuring ritual bronzes from the Fujita Museum and huanghuali furniture from the Virata Collection, plus snuff bottles, Southeast Asian bronzes and classical Chinese paintings

From 15–18 March, Asian Art Week brings together a dazzling array of art from the Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings and Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art departments at the Rockefeller Plaza galleries in New York.

Prestigious private collections are the main draw this season, headlined by Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, the Marie Theresa Virata Collection of Asian Art: A Family Legacy and the Harris Collection: Important Chinese Art.

Highlights include an extremely rare bronze ram-form wine vessel from the Late Shang dynasty, which is offered in Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum; a Wanli-period huanghuali kang table from the Marie Theresa L. Virata Collection of Asian Art: A Family Legacy; a 12th-century black stone figure of Lokanatha Avalokiteshvara from the Pala period featured in the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale; and a very rare famille rose ‘hundred deer’ vase from the Qianlong period leading the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale.

Landscapes from masters Ni Zan and Wang Shimin, rare bronze belt ornaments from the nomadic cultures of the early north China steppes, and exceptional examples of snuff bottles in glass and jade round out an extraordinary offering of Asian art.

Viewing opens on 10 March at the Rockefeller Plaza galleries in New York. For more information, visit christies.com/asianartweek