Mo yuan. ‘Ink affinity’ or a shared interest in works on paper painted, written or rubbed in ink, presents 27 examples of Chinese paintings, calligraphy and rubbings from a distinguished German private collection formed in China in the early decades of the 20th century. Many of these works on paper passed through the hands of two of the most famous late Qing collectors of Chinese paintings and calligraphy, Duan Fang (端方) and Lu Xinyuan (陸心源), and were appreciated by a close-knit circle of similarly minded collectors who all shared a passion or affinity for ink. Among the highlights in this sale is a very rare rubbing of the ‘Taishan Twenty-Nine Character’ stele, one of only few copies known to exist. Another is a painting of bamboo by the Yuan Dynasty artist Ke Jiusi whose works are rare and mostly in museum collections.