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A peek before hammer falls

Updated: 2012-10-26 14:12
( China Daily)

A preview of the China Guardian Auction's autumn sales in Beijing is running until Oct 27 at Beijing International Hotel's convention center.

Highlights include Charm of the Dragon, a Steinway piano specially designed by scholar and furniture expert Tian Jiaqing; three masterpieces by the Ming Dynasty's (1368-1644) leading artist Dong Qichang; seals and ink paintings by modern masters Qi Baishi and Fu Baoshi; and a rare set of imperial jade-hilted ceremonial sabers and scabbards from the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

All exhibits will go under the hammer from Oct 28-31 at the same venue.

9:30 am-6 pm, until Oct 27. Beijing International Hotel, 9 Jianguomen Neidajie, Dongcheng district. 010-6512-6688.

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