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Ink and colour on paper of mandarin ducks swimming amid lotus blooms by Chen Zhifo - estimate £50,000-80,000 at Woolley & Wallis on November 23.

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It is one of a small group of Chinese paintings that come for sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on November 23 by descent from the collection of Field Marshal Sir Archibald P Wavell (1883-1950).

It was given to him by He Yingqin (1890-1987), a senior general of the Kuomintang and a close ally of Chiang Kaishek, in March 1943 when he was in Chongqing.

Estimate £50,000-80,000.

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