Where traditional meets contemporary: A visual feast from China

From huanghuali classical furniture to the finest ceramics from The Met, treasures from the Chinese art sales during Asian Art Week (13–16 September) at Christie’s New York

As part of Asian Art Week in New York, six auctions feature treasures from every epoch of Chinese art, dating back to the Tang dynasty and spanning nearly 13 centuries.

The many standout works this season — including Liu Dan’s Far-Off Journey (2006); a pair of huanghuali and spotted bamboo scholar’s cabinets, yuanjaogui; a Song-dynasty ‘oil spot’ Jian tea bowlZhang Daqian’s Boat in Splashed-Ink Landscape (1963); a superbly enamelled pair of yellow-ground famille rose vases; a rare peachbloom-glazed ‘chrysanthemum’ vase, juban ping  — showcase the breadth of Chinese art, from the ceramics of the Five Dynasties to the contemporary paintings that are redefining the vaunted ink-and-brush tradition.

Flanked by the Fine Chinese Paintings and the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sales, Asian Art Week features several special auctions, including the Collected in America: Chinese from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: The Linyushanren Collection, Part II and The Flacks Family Collection: A Very Personal Selection. This visual feast from China takes place during Asian Art Week on 13–16 September at Christie’s New York.