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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Visit Antwerp to view godly goods

05 December 2022

This head of Buddha Sakyamuni from Thailand, c.1500, is among the offerings from Marcel Nies’ latest show and catalogue on Asian sculpture.

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Sex appeal: Iranian erotic poem

21 November 2022

Sixteenth century single folio manuscript displays orgiastic spree in graphic detail

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Iranian incense burner helps to fuel ‘white glove’ sale

21 November 2022

Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) was another of the London salerooms that held a designated sale in Islamic week.

Utagawa Hiroshige's Famous Views

Japanese artist’s great landscape prints star in our pick of five auction highlights

18 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a near complete set of prints by Utagawa Hiroshige with remarkable original colouring.

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Bixie could bring power and position if third time lucky

14 November 2022

A multitude of fabulous creatures are an integral part of traditional Chinese mythology. Among them is the Bixie, whose name translates as ‘to ward off evil spirits’.

Japanese cabinet

Top-selling Japanese inlaid cabinet stars in our pick of five auction highlights

11 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a cabinet in the form of a traditional Japanese timber building that made nearly 10-times estimate.

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A king cong leads Woolley & Wallis sale

07 November 2022

The top-seller of the small Chinese offering from Exbury House was this colourful, elaborate 18th century cloisonné cong.

Ottoman çintamani tile

Top-selling 16th century Ottoman tile stars in our pick of six auction highlights

04 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes features a selection of highlights from the UK's week of Indian and Islamic art sales. It includes a rare 16th century tile from Ottoman Syria that made over 22-times estimate.

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Asian Art In London Awards 2022: winners announced

31 October 2022

Asian Art in London announced the winners of its latest awards at a gala party held in the Victoria and Albert Museum last week.

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Bidders on the alert to find Chinese sleepers

31 October 2022

The cylindrical brush pot or bitong appears to have been introduced into the repertoire of Chinese ceramic forms in the late 1620s.

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Asian Art in London’s East Asian award winners announced

27 October 2022

At a gala party held at the Victoria & Albert Museum last night Asian Art in London announced the winners of its latest awards.

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.

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Asian Art In London Awards – 2022

24 October 2022

Asian Art in London announced the winners of the first group of its awards last week.

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Rutting Pan and Pliny’s Doves take their place in an eclectic selection offered by Somerset saleroom

24 October 2022

Nineteenth-century Grand Tourists and souvenirs from the Orient made for a highly successful outing near Bristol where micro-mosaic panels, intaglios and Chinese vessels led the way at Clevedon Saleooms (22% buyer’s premium).

Persian erotic illustration

Asian Art in London’s Indian & Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2022

Asian Art in London has announced the winners of the first group of its annual awards.

Armchair

Qing vase and Ming armchair make eight figure sums as bidders compete in Hong Kong

17 October 2022

One boasted an illustrious ‘Fonthill heirloom’ provenance, the other a Hotung collection background

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Vase reveals a tale of romance

17 October 2022

The auctioneers at Hargesheimer (28% buyer’s premium) in Dusseldorf were not expecting the broad international interest eventually generated by an 18in (45cm) high Chinese porcelain vase.

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Four pieces of Japanese art coming up at auction

17 October 2022

A selection of Japanese art on offer at upcoming sales in London and the regions

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5 Questions: Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery

17 October 2022

Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery in Paris which offers Japanese works of art from the 20th century to contemporary, including ceramics, metalworks and cloisonné enamel pieces

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Dealer exhibitions: Initiatives aim to encourage the next generation

17 October 2022

Asian Art in London (AAL), the initiative that ties together auction houses and dealers in a common aim of promoting the UK as a market centre for Asian works of art, celebrates its 25th edition in 2022.

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