The Antiques Trade Gazette Awards for the two outstanding works of art on sale during Asian Art in London were presented at the crowded Gala Party held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The prize presented on November 9 for the best three-dimensional
object went to Sotheby's for their 8in (20.5cm) high blue and white
Yuan Dynasty guan jar, which went on to sell the following day for
In two dimensions the prize went to Simon Ray Indian and Islamic
Works of Art of St James's for their Indian miniature, Maharana
Sarup Singh throwing a spear into the trunk of a papaya tree,
attributed to the Mewar artist Tara, c.1844-45, 11in x 17¼in (28 x
44cm). It is shown right.