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Christie’s Art d’Asie auction in Paris features a curated selection of works from private European and Asian collections spanning more than 3000 years of Asian art. The sale showcases important Buddhist art, archaic bronzes, Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, jade carvings, cloisonné enamels, lacquer and classical and modern Chinese paintings. Highlights include an important gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Bhaisajyaguru, Tibet, circa 15th century from a European private collection, an exceptional gilt-bronze bell, Bianzhong from the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), also from a European private collection and a beautiful bronze vessel, Li Ding, Shang Dynasty of a Asian private collector with an old and nice pedigree. A blue and white jar Ming Dynasty, formerly in a Japanese private collection; a remarkable landscape from Fu Baoshi (1904-1965); a nice painting Washing the elephants attributed to Cui Zizhong ( ?-1644), an important white jade ‘crane and lingzhi’ group dating from Qianlong period (1736-1795) and a very fine cloisonné vase and cover, Gui, also from the Qianlong reign, property from a German private collection.
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