Two small paintings on silk by the Vietnamese artist Mai Trung Thu, each estimated at €15,000-20,000 at Ivoire Nîmes on August 4.

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They will feature in the 500-plus lot sale of furniture, paintings, jewellery and works of art at Ivoire Nîmes on August 4.

They measure 8 x 3½in (20 x 8.5cm), are signed and dated 1966 upper left and each is estimated at €15,000-20,000.