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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Five choice objects up for auction in Islamic Week

19 October 2018

The biannual series of Islamic and Indian art auctions held in April and October offers a wide range of art and artefacts celebrating the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Middle East and the subcontinent. This year’s ‘Islamic Week’, running from October 22-26, includes sales from five auction houses, highlights of which are pictured below.

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Foujita record brings many happy returns for Bonhams

13 October 2018

'La fête d’anniversaire' by the Japanese-French artist Léonard Foujita (1886-1968) sold for a hammer price of £6.1m (plus buyer's premium) to one of eight phone bidders at Bonhams’ Impressionist and Modern Art sale on October 11.

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Trio of shibayama sales reflects Japanese demand

08 October 2018

The growing momentum behind at least some Japanese works of art – given Sotheby’s seal of approval with the announcement of its first dedicated sale in 11 years (ATG No 2357) – has been noted at a lower level in provincial rooms for some time.

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Pick of the Week: Pair to the ‘Bainbridge vase’ sells for £14.6m at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

08 October 2018

The pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ sold in Hong Kong on October 3 for HK$130m (£12.75m) plus premium. Five bidders competed for the lot.

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Pair to the ‘Bainbridge vase’ sells for £14.6m at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

03 October 2018

The recently discovered pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ has sold in Hong Kong today for a premium-inclusive HK$149m (£14.6m). Bidding opened at HK$40 million and steadily climbed as five bidders competed for the lot.

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Chinese Ningxia rug stolen from Mayfair gallery

02 October 2018

Police are investigating the theft of a Chinese Ningxia rug which was taken from the gallery of C John yesterday.

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Rediscovered: a gift to the Sun King from Siam returns to Versailles after auction

01 October 2018

The only known item of silverware to have survived from a lavish diplomatic gift presented to Louis XIV by the King of Siam has been acquired by the Palace of Versailles via a private treaty sale through auction firm Beaussant Lefèvre.

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

01 October 2018

Islington dealership Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in the area to close.

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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Autumn Battersea fair puts the focus on Japonism

24 September 2018

Japonisme, western art inspired by Japanese art and design, is the theme of the next Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea. At the event, which runs from October 2-7, a showcase in the foyer focuses on pieces that reflect the influence of Japanese design on European interiors.

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Indo-Portuguese furniture exports shine at auction in the UK

24 September 2018

Two early examples of Indo- Portuguese furniture sold for five-figure sums at auction this month.

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Seven Highlights at Fine Art Asia 2018

21 September 2018

Fine Art Asia, the annual Hong Kong event, features art and antiques offered by dealers from both the west and the east.

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Expert views on shifting patterns in the market for Asian art

21 September 2018

With the supply of blue-chip wares a constant issue, the market for Asian art can shift from season to season. Here ATG talks to UK specialists to spotlight the current trends.

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Telling tales: 14 Asian artworks for sale with compelling backstories

21 September 2018

A huge number of objects shelter under the great ‘Asian art’ umbrella – together representing five millennia of artistic endeavour across one quarter of the globe. Here we preview a series of Asian art objects available for sale over the next few months at galleries and auctions.

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West Coast collection of Chinese export: Michael Cohen's largest ever catalogue

21 September 2018

Courtesy of a single-owner collection from California, Chinese export porcelain dealership Cohen & Cohen presents its largest ever catalogue at this year’s Asian Art in London. Michael Cohen speaks to ATG about the so-called Golden Gate Collection...

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The key Asian art lots sold in the saleroom over 2017-2018

21 September 2018

From a Qing masterwork in a shoebox to a bronze from the Summer Palace – auction highlights from the past 12 months. Collated by Roland Arkell and Hannah Stokes.

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Profiles of the key Asian art selling centres around the world

21 September 2018

The global market for Asian art congregates around seven main centres. Here we present each area's strengths and different times of year for buyers to visit to experience the best Asian art auctions and fairs.

Asian art calendar listings: October 1-December 19, 2018

21 September 2018

More than 300 auctioneers outside China and Hong Kong conduct regular sales of Asian art – many of them in the market centres of France, the US, Germany and the UK. Here we present a selection of forthcoming events from around the world.

Asian Art in London 2018

21 September 2018

The Asian Art in London festival, again co-sponsored by Antiques Trade Gazette, celebrates its 21st edition on November 1-10.

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Highlights from the Asian art sales season: autumn 2018

21 September 2018

A selection of previews from upcoming Asian art sales and events taking place in autumn 2018.

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