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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Chinese items stand out in dealer selection

08 August 2022

Items collected and meticulously recorded from the 1970s onwards by a trade couple had the attractions of ‘dealer’s choice’ provenances when offered at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium).

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Cambridge sale suggests no slowdown in Chinese bidding despite global challenges

25 July 2022

The reassuring news from the East began with the first lot offered at Cheffins’ (24.5% buyer’s premium) Fine Sale when 10 China-based bidders competed for a Republican-era porcelain Putai.

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Careful approach pays off in Cheltenham

25 July 2022

Mainland Chinese buyers bidding on jade, porcelain, wooden and textile offerings dominated the leader board at an Asian & Islamic sale at Cheltenham.

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Gujarat casket holds lots of appeal for buyer

11 July 2022

The third sale from the eclectic collection of Jim Dixon was held online by Bonhams Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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Silver flask withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention

07 July 2022

A silver hunting flask taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War, which was due to be auctioned tomorrow (July 6), has now been withdrawn.

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Chinese anger at Summer Palace flask sale

04 July 2022

The Chinese government has written to a UK auction house to demand a halt to the sale of a silver hunting flask, taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War.

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Stuttgart buyer wise to a Tibetan thangka

04 July 2022

A string of high prices way over estimates emerged at a recent Asian art sale held by Nagel (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Stuttgart.

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Estate sale supplies ample enamel

04 July 2022

Swaythling auction includes more than 80 pieces of 18th century English origin

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Indian art showcase becomes Bonhams' latest cross-departmental auction

04 July 2022

The latest themed sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) was an auction titled India in Art, offering a mix of pictures and objects relating to the subcontinent.

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More to a Chinese plate than meets the eye

04 July 2022

A big surprise was in store for the owner of a Chinese lacquer plate consigned to Hermann Historica (25% buyer’s premium) in Grasbrunn, just outside Munich.

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Lakshmi vendor prospers thanks to US collector's bidding

04 July 2022

A US collector went way over the odds to secure a 15th century southern Indian bronze that took top honours at the Asian art sale at Lempertz (26% buyer’s premium) in Cologne.

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Collector Interview: My Japanese woodblock wonders

27 June 2022

How a chance purchase of a print in a Liverpool junk shop sparked an extensive collection

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Seal of approval for Asian spring

27 June 2022

Asian art ‘circus’ moves to French capital for dealer shows and auctions in early June

Asian Art in London

Summer walking trail launched by Asian Art in London

15 June 2022

Asian Art in London is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with a summer event.

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Just what the doctor ordered

06 June 2022

Numerous pieces in the Asian art sale at Lempertz in Cologne on June 11 come from the collection of the German doctor Ludwig Jansen.

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Buddhist deity forges ahead

06 June 2022

Among the numerous sculptures for sale at Nagel’s June 13-14 auction of Asian art in Stuttgart is the ferocious figure of the Tibetan Buddhist deity Dorje Legpa in the incarnation of Damchen Garwai Nakpo, or the Lord of the Forge.

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Qing vase with six appeal

30 May 2022

Christie’s is holding an Asian art sale in Paris on July 6 and will be exhibiting works from the auction at the Pagoda during the Printemps Asiatique.

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Double Dublin Asian auctions

30 May 2022

Among the auction houses showing works at the Pagoda will be Irish firm Adam’s, previewing its two Asian spring sales taking place in Dublin on June 28-29.

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Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

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Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

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