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10 treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Collection of Chinese ceramics

Image courtesy of Christie's

Image courtesy of Christie's

This September more than 700 Chinese ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art will come to auction at Christie’s New York, in both live and online sales, to benefit the museum’s acquisitions fund

Originally from the collections of some of America's most prominent 19th and 20th-century financiers and philanthropists — including John D. Rockefeller Jr., Samuel Putnam Avery, Bernard Baruch, Mary Clark Thompson and Mary Stillman Harkness, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Chinese ceramics is part of one of the world's most comprehensive assemblages of Asian art.

Collected In America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online only, 13-22 September; live sale, 15 September) at Christie's New York will showcase centuries of technical development and aesthetic refinement, offering pieces from the Song to the Qing dynasties. Here we take a look at a selection of those treasures offered in both the live and online auctions.

Want to take a look at the list? Read and find out on http://www.christies.com/features/Chinese-ceramics-from-the-collection-of-the-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art-7602-1.aspx

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AuthorCandice Lee