Chinese Painting

Sanyu'sWhite Chrysanthemums in Yellow Vase. Photo: Mark French

Bonhams Auction Preview Exhibition

Quality modern Chinese paintings with sound provenance are few and far between on the art market these days. But veteran art dealers and auction houses always have a way of tracking them down.

"It all comes down to having a good database. With that, you know exactly who has what," says Carson Chan, Bonhams' managing director in Asia.