The auction will take place just before London's Asian Arts Week kicks off. The catalogue contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and Japan.

With 1 300 lots, Rob Michiels boasts one of the largest Asian art auctions in Europe this year so far. The lots are of undeniable quality, such as this pair of blue porcelain bottle shape vases (lot 1094.)

Lot 1094: A pair of Chinese bottle-shaped vases in blue and white porcelain, Kangxi Lot 1094: A pair of Chinese bottle-shaped vases in blue and white porcelain, Kangxi

Lot 220 is signed by the Chinese painter Qi Baishi (1864-1957), known for capturing scenes of rural life. Self-taught, Qi Baishi's works combine poetry, calligraphy, painting and seal and are inspired by traditional literary painting. Yet they are resolutely modern: the energy of his brush, use of ink and vibrant colours.

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Left: Qi Baishi (1864-1957)
Right: Lot 220, Qi Baishi, Long melons and their vines, ink and color on paper

For collectors of teapots, lots 223 and 224 are unmissable. The first is a very rare teapot with an erotic decor and the second features a semi-erotic scene. Both date from the time of the Chinese Emperor Qianlong.

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Left: Lot 223, China porcelain teapot Rose family with erotic decoration, Qianlong
Right: Lot 224, China porcelain teapot Rose family with erotic decoration, Qianlong

A blue and white porcelain plate from China entitled "Three Friends of the winter", is marked with the Qianlong period (lot 500). The piece comes from the collection of Soame Jenyns, an expert on Chinese porcelain.

Left: Lot 223, China porcelain teapot Rose family with erotic decoration, Qianlong Right: Lot 224, China porcelain teapot Rose family with erotic decoration, Qianlong

Lot 765: A model of a Luohan stone soap, signed Yu Xuan, China, 17 / 18th Lot 765: A model of a Luohan stone soap, signed Yu Xuan, China, 17/18th

This model of a soapstone Luohan signed Yu Xuan and dating from the 17th/18th century, is from a private Belgian collection and is one of the star lots of the sale. Yang Yuxuan was one of the sculptors of the Emperor Qianlong's Imperial workshop.

Lot 829: A huanguali wooden brush pot, China, 17/18th century Lot 829: A huanguali wooden brush pot, China, 17/18th century

Finally, although this beautiful huanghuali wooden brush pot is modern in appearance, it dates from the 17th/18th century and is in excellent condition.

The public exhibitions will take place from 21st-26th October from 10am to 6pm CET and on 27th October from 10am to 2pm CET. The auction will take place on 28th October (10am CET: Lot 1-220 and 2pm CET: Lot 221-652) and 29th October (10am CET: Lot 653-875 and 2pm CET: Lot 876-1301). See more here.

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