Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art presents a 227-lot selection spanning three millennia of Chinese art from the Shang Dynasty to the Republic period. The auction features private collections of archaic bronzes, jade carvings, cloisonné enamel, paintings, Song ceramics and imperial Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain from the UK, Europe and Asia. It is headlined by a magnificent Imperial gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, dated to the eighth year of the Qianlong reign, 1743, from an Important European Collection. Other highlights include a rare pair of Imperial embellished lapis lazuli ‘Da Ji’ double-gourd-form plaques, also Qianlong period, from an old private English collection and a Qi Baishi (1863-1957) painting, Peaches and Chrysanthemums, from a private Czech collection. We are also holding a Single Owner Online sale to run alongside our live sale, The van Daalen Collection of Chinese Art, which offers over 100 lots from the Estate of Albert and Leonie van Daalen, Geneva, Switzerland, and showcases the breadth of their collecting tastes from Song Dynasty Chinese ceramics to Ming and Qing dynasty blue and white, coloured enamelled porcelain, cinnabar lacquer works of art and Chinese bronzes.