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February 16, 2017

Asian Art Symbols and Meanings

Asian Art

This stunning blue and white porcelain vase from the Qianlong period (1736- 1795) combines many popular Chinese auspicious symbols that test the knowledge of new collectors. To be sold in our March Asian Works of Art auction, we’re breaking down the meaning behind these Asian symbols. Repeated throughout the collecting category, these motifs and more…

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September 16, 2015

An Important Chinese Painting from World War II

Asian Art

A Chinese Painting by Shen Quan, property from the Estate of John Timothy Harrington of Milwaukee, will be offered at auction this September. Tim Harrington was stationed as a code breaker in Honolulu, Hawaii when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan in early August 1945. He was then transferred to the U.S. and…

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