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The evening sale of fine art and collectables will be held on September 26 in Shanghai at the Jin An Shangri-La Hotel with a viewing from September 24.

Sotheby's held their first mainland China sale in September last year under a joint venture arrangement and will stage a charity auction in Beijing, on September 8 under licence as Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co Ltd.

Christie's are putting together a three-day cultural gala at the hotel to celebrate their auction, running from September 24-26. It will include art forums, educational programmes, masterpiece exhibitions and private sales.