The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sales Parts I & II includes outstanding works form several distinguished private collections. Archaic bronze highlights include a ritual bronze you vessel dating to the late Shang dynasty (11th-10th century BC) formerly from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection. Porcelain and Early pottery highlights a rare and finely modeled sancai pottery figure of a court lady dating to the Tang dynasty (618-907) and extremely rare turquoise-ground bottle vase, finely painted with a dragon in iron red and a smaller dragon in pink enamel rising from the cresting waves, which bears a Qianlong mark and is of the period (1736-1795) and was formerly in the collection of George H. Taber (1859-1940). Also on offer is a fine selection of jade carvings from the Santa Barbara-based Marsak Collection, which includes a rare spinach green brush finely carved with a continuous scene of scholars in a bamboo grove and an exceptional large white and grey jade brush washer carved in the form of a curled lotus leaf, both dating to the Qianlong Period (1736-1795). This sale will feature a number of fine archaic jade carvings, most noticeably a large ceremonial jade blade dating to the Neolithic Period, circa 2500-2000 BC, which is beautifully polished to highlight the dynamic pattern of abstract markings, also included is a small selection of archaic jade plaques and pendants from the Collection of R.H. Norton (1875-1953), the founder of the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach Florida. Furniture highlights include a magnificent and massive pair of huanghuali compound cabinets and hatchests, dating to the 17th century. These cabinets boast excellent provenance and have been included in numerous exhibitions and publications.