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.

Chinese cloisonne tripod censer

Surrey vendor sells £2 charity shop Chinese censer for £21,000 at auction

02 January 2017

A woman from the village of Hindhead in Surrey made a spectacular return on a £2 charity shop purchase when her small Chinese censer was knocked down at auction for £21,000.

Chinese wood sculpture

Song Dynasty sculpture tops Raphy Star collection at Mossgreen auction

28 December 2016

Australian auctioneers Mossgreen set an AUS$2m record for a single-owner sale of Asian Art sold down-under when they offered part of Raphy Star’s collection in Sydney earlier this month.

Qianlong Emperor seal

Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record

22 December 2016

A Chinese hardstone imperial seal set a record at Drouot in Paris on when Pierre Bergé & Associés sold this impressively carved 4in (10.5cm) square specimen, inscribed 'Qianlong Yu Bi Zhi Bao', for a hammer price of €17.5m (£14.58m).

Auctioneer Jesper Bruun Rasmussen

Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen

15 December 2016

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.

Canda Vajrapani figure at Bonhams

Bonhams sets record for Tibetan sculpture after nine minutes of bidding

07 December 2016

An imposing brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani set an auction record for a Tibetan sculpture when it was knocked down at HK$42.5m (£4.34m) at Bonhams Hong Kong.

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Nepalese bronze sets house record for Matthew Barton

24 November 2016

West London auction firm Matthew Barton has set a house record with the sale of a Nepalese bronze after it was hammered down at £85,000.

Korean military uniform

Korean uniform flies 100 times above estimate at Woolley & Wallis’ Asian sale

24 November 2016

The latest Asian art sale at Woolley & Wallis generated a total of £3.6m and posted some of the strongest prices at auction in the UK regions this year.

Chinese imperial doucai jar

UK regional salerooms share spoils in strong series of Asian art auctions

17 November 2016

The UK’s regional salerooms turned up a series of six-figure objects during the first of two weeks of designated Asian art sales.

Chinese imperial enamel vase

'Car boot' Chinese vase sells for £50,000 at Salisbury auction

15 November 2016

A rare Chinese imperial enamel vase bought for £10 at a car boot sale has been hammered down for £50,000 at Woolley & Wallis’ Asian sale today. It sold on the phone to a Chinese buyer.

Burmese silver bowl

Vendor’s waste paper basket proves to be rare Burmese silver bowl

11 November 2016

A rare late 19th century Burmese silver bowl has come to auction having previously been used by the vendor’s mother as a waste paper basket.

Ganesh

Indian bronze estimated at £100-200 brings record £114,000 at Special Auction Services

11 November 2016

A small Indian bronze brought to Special Auction Services (SAS) in a woman’s handbag set a new house record when it was knocked down for £114,000 yesterday.

Chinese Imperial musket

Qianlong Emperor’s musket makes £1.65m and leads Sotheby’s Asian art auction in London

10 November 2016

The first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark ever offered at auction sold at Sotheby’s yesterday for £1.65m.

Chinese brush pot

Chinese brush pot takes £155,000 at Shrewsbury auction

09 November 2016

A Chinese cinnabar lacquer brush pot sold for £155,000 at Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls earlier today.

L&T debate panel

Digital technology drives younger dealers and the art market in China

07 November 2016

The younger generation in China is fuelling the art market and the trade must embrace digital technology to compete, according to a panel of Asian art experts.

Nixi Cura

Historians should value the art market, says Chinese art expert

03 November 2016

Art historians should embrace the trade and understand the value of the art market, argues a programme director at Christie’s Education.

Tang sancai figure

Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition opening at Sotheby’s

31 October 2016

The venerable Oriental Ceramic Society are holding an exhibition of Asian ceramics at Sotheby’s which opens later this week.

Mahakala

Bronze deity doorstopper becomes a showstopper after making £85,000 at auction

31 October 2016

A bronze figure of the fierce four-armed deity Mahakala that was being used as a doorstop in a Gloucestershire cottage sold for £85,000 at Mallams’ Chinese art sale in Cheltenham.

Fangzun wine vessel from the late Shang dynasty

Five Chinese rarities from Japan’s Fujita Museum being sold at Christie’s New York

27 October 2016

Christie’s New York have announced the sale of more than 30 pieces of Chinese art from Osaka’s Fujita Museum which will be offered at auction next year.

Richard Cole

Tribute sale for Stroud Auction Rooms’ Richard Cole

26 October 2016

The collection of the late Asian art valuer Richard Cole will be sold at auction next month.

Lee Young of Lyon & Turnbull: 'There is no fast track to Asian art scholarship'

24 October 2016

The next generation of Asian art experts will be the focus of a Lyon & Turnbull panel discussion in partnership with ATG as part of the ‘Asian Art in London’ festival in November.

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