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.

Mughal spectacles

Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.

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Famille rose fish bowls in the swim of things

18 October 2021

Duke’s sale in Dorchester on November 25 includes this pair of Yongzheng period (1723-35) famille rose fish bowls.

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Woodblock print sails in to south London

18 October 2021

This Katsushika Hokusai woodblock print from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga enoki (The Hundred Poems as Told by the Nurse) is titled Poem by Fujiwara No Toshiyuki Ason.

Longquan Celadon Pear Shaped Vase

Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

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Dish boasts Augustus the Strong provenance

18 October 2021

The scene on this 19in (43cm) Yongzheng famille rose dish depicts the Daoist immortal Magu on her way to celebrate the famous peach banquet of the Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, who rules over the garden of the peaches of longevity.

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Netsuke makes a stand

18 October 2021

This 7½in (19cm) Japanese wood netsuke shows the standing figure of Ashinaga with his arms outstretched.

A Jade Ewer

Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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Trading places: Japanese lacquer cabinet made for the Western market

18 October 2021

This 17th century Japanese lacquer cabinet was made for the Western market, c.1680.

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Ming mythical beast plays the weighting game

18 October 2021

This Ming period bronze weight comes in the form of a recumbent mythical beast.

A Pair Of Chinese Vases

Rare example of vases dated to a particular year

18 October 2021

This pair of 12in (30cm) high meiping-shaped vases bear the year 1701, making them one of the few dated pieces of Chinese porcelain to exist.

Porcelain Figures Of A Jewish Man And Woman

From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

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From Mr Wong of Cat Street

18 October 2021

Republican plaques bought at Hong Kong dealership take top price in Chinese art sale.

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Java bronze depicts a figure of wisdom

18 October 2021

Matthew Barton’s European and Asian Works of Art sale at Olympia Auctions on November 24-25 includes this 4in (10cm) bronze figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva associated with prajna (wisdom) made in Java (Indonesia) in the 10th century.

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Frome saleroom makes debut appearance

18 October 2021

New to Asian Art in London this year is the Frome saleroom Dore & Rees, now owned by Asian art specialist Lee Young.

Ming Bronze Incense Burner

Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

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Why collector Bohman became Bowman

18 October 2021

Dawsons of Maidenhead holds an Asian sale on November 4 where this damaged 18in (46cm) famille verte yen-yen vase is guided at £200-300.

A Large Artwork Made From Paper, Gold Leaf And Ink

Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

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Provenance to Parry collection

18 October 2021

The highlight of Bonhams’ Asian offering is the November 2 sale of Parry collection of Chinese art.

A Bronze Head Of Buddha

Sensitive carving shown on bronze head of Buddha

18 October 2021

This bronze head of Buddha, formerly in a private Belgium collection since the 1970s, is priced at £75,000 from Antwerp gallery Marcel Nies Oriental Art.

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Japanese auctions trio to be staged by Sotheby's

18 October 2021

Sotheby’s will hold three online sales of Japanese works of art that run from October 22 and close from November 2-5.

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