Asian Art

This broad umbrella category comprises everything from Qianlong vases to Islamic calligraphy. Asian art has been collected in the West over many generations and inspired many famous European productions. An example is the Japanese porcelain from the Kakiemon kilns, the styles of which that became adopted by European factories such as Meissen. 

Today, demand from Asian buyers has lifted the market of works in this sector across the world.

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Ottoman tile packs in power of tiger and leopard

10 June 2024

This large 12in (30cm) hexagonal painted fritware tile from 16th century Damascus is decorated with one of the most recognisable Ottoman decorative motifs - the çintamani pattern.

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New saleroom Azca launches in west London with Indian and Islamic selection

10 June 2024

London has a new boutique auction house with the launch this month of Azca Auctions in Hammersmith, west London.

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Auction audience avid as Chinese export oil comes to the rostrum

10 June 2024

A Chinese export oil showing a Qing emperor at court led a single-owner dispersal at Tremont Auctions (27% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on May 5.

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It’s a wrap at $120,000 as Qing knotted cloth vase shines in LA

10 June 2024

A Qing vase later converted to a lamp sailed beyond expectations at an Andrew Jones Collections & Estates sale.

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Chinese artist’s silk robe emerges at Paris auction

05 June 2024

The auction house Aponem is selling works from the collection amassed by the Franco-Chinese artist, pianist, painter and poet Cheng Zhifan (1924-2021) who came to France in 1951.

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Marble reliefs impress at sale of George Farrow collection at Roseberys

04 June 2024

The ornate collection of 567 lots including tapestries and bronze sculptures from China, the Middle East and Europe went under the hammer at the London auction house

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Chinese wine warmers proved hot stuff to sell at nearly 33 times the top estimate

27 May 2024

Roseberys and Dreweatts both posted two six-figure prices during the spring round of UK regional Asian art sales.

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Springtime brings Asian art focus to Paris

20 May 2024

Annual specialist extravaganza held in Paris involves galleries, auction houses and museums

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Chinese vase stands tall at Spanish auction

13 May 2024

A classic of the large blue and white forms of Yuan dynasty porcelain comes to auction in Spain

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Asian Art previews

06 May 2024

While the market-defining sales of Asian works of art are now held in New York and Hong Kong, the UK still holds its own.

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Chinese vase goes over the moon with 140-times estimate price

29 April 2024

The stand-out performance in the March series of Asian art sales was a Qing monochrome clair-de-lune bottle vase offered by Freeman’s Hindman (26% buyer’s premium) in Chicago on March 24.

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Hoppen takes a fresh view of Japan

15 April 2024

'Okashi', the Japanese term for anything strange, unusual or deliberately humorous, defines the array of pieces on display at Michael Hoppen’s first exhibition held in its new premises in Holland Park, west London.

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Florida museum reveals purchase of early Chinese artefact alongside donation of 700 prints

08 April 2024

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has purchased an early Northern Song Dynasty stoneware box from a private US collector for a six-figure sum.

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Xuande period suspected, £43,000 hammer resulted

08 April 2024

This 8in (19cm) high vase may belong to a select group of Ming cloisonné enamel vases dating to the Xuande period (1426-35).

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Intelligence officer's Korean screen goes over 100 times above estimate in New Orleans

08 April 2024

This Korean 10-panel folding screen made in the late 19th century in the final years of the Joseon period (1392- 1910) was offered on the second day of the recent Unreserved Sale at the Neal Auction Company (25/15% buyer’s premium).

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Japanese ghosts and real women

08 April 2024

During his travels to Europe, Winfield Robbins (1841-1910) amassed some 150,000 prints that he later left to his hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Sleeping clair-de-lune bottle vase from Ohio yeast magnate rises to six-figure sum

03 April 2024

The stand-out performance in the March series of Asian art sales was a Qing monochrome clair-de-lune bottle vase.

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Dealer buys second Celestial Cup at auction

01 April 2024

The latest sale of Fine Asian Art at Alastair Gibson Auctions in London included a particularly impressive example of 19th century Chinese export silver.

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High society couple made elegant choices in their life as collectors

25 March 2024

Raymond and Suzanne Fischoff-La Foux were a Parisian society couple.

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Qing Dynasty charger is one to rabbit on about

18 March 2024

An early 18th century, Qing Dynasty, Chinese blue and white painted porcelain charger caused the biggest surprise at the March 2 sale held by Kendzia (16% buyer’s premium) in Hamburg.

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