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Christie’s to Offer an Important Private Collection of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings

HONG KONG.- Following the success of Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection Part I sold in May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong will offer a further selection of 30 magnificent rhinoceros horn carvings from Part II of the collection, ‘The Pine and Bamboo Studio’, on Monday, 31 May 2010. One of the finest known private collections, passionately assembled by a connoisseur over 30 years, this auction provides institutions and private collectors with a historic opportunity to obtain exceedingly fine, museum-quality, examples of this treasured and honoured art form. Unique in their designs and execution, the works illustrates a range of forms, motifs and techniques. The rich variety of subjects depicted comprise landscapes and figures, plants and insects, fish