PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE HANS J. CHRISTENSEN (1922-1985) (LOTS 79-83)
Christies is delighted to offer for sale the collection of the late Hans J. Christensen, Secretary of the Royal Danish Legation in Beijing between 1952 & 1954. This was Christensen’s first posting and he was given the task of setting up the Danish Embassy in China. Christensen quickly became an influential figure in the Chinese political circle and enjoyed a successful career as Danish ambassador with postings in Washington and Eastern Europe. It was during his short period that he became interested in Chinese art and acquired the pieces currently on offer.