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Article 3, Visit to the Palace Museum, Beijing, April 2014, a Handling Session in the Study Room

In April 2014 I visited the Palace Museum in Beijing with a group of colleagues after the spring series of auctions in Hong Kong. April is a good month to visit Beijing, as the weather is mild and if one is fortunate, the magnolia trees and peonies are just starting to flower. 


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Pterocarpus santalinus, is otherwise known as red sandalwood and zitan to the Chinese. It is a rare, slow growing evergreen tree that grows to around

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Preview – 8 June 2021

An illustrated view of some of the highlights of this weeks Paris Art D’Asia auctions. Paris week of Asian sales.

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Auction News – 8 June 2021

An early Ming dynasty Yongle period blue and white dragon in reserve dish sells for 35.5m Kr hammer (US$5.8m) at Bruun Rasmussen on 2 June.