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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Second slice of de Marteau collection comes up in Paris

26 September 2022

Following on from its first dispersal of works from the collection of dealer and collector Claude de Marteau held by Bonhams in Paris this June, the second sale takes place in the French capital on October 4, held by Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.

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Blue and white Chinese vase stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

23 September 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Transitional Jingdezhen porcelain vase that made over 24-times estimate in Essex.

Asian Art in London

Asian Art in London celebrates 25 years this autumn

21 September 2022

Asian Art in London (AAL) has announced the dates for its festival this year as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Qianlong ewer with provenance

19 September 2022

One of the highlights of Cottone’s mixed-owner auction is this 10½in (27cm) high Chinese blue and white Qianlong mark and period ewer in Ming style.

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Jade thieves ordered to pay back proceeds of auction sales

12 September 2022

A man, who along with his father, stole valuable Chinese works of art from the home of an elderly Bedfordshire widow has been asked to pay back more than £200,000.

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Chinese bone inscriptions star at Alastair Gibson

12 September 2022

Collection offered in London sale presented rare chance to buy fragments from Shang period

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Chippendale chairs feature at Sotheby’s sale of the Joseph Hotung collection

30 August 2022

Sotheby’s will sell around 400 works from the collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung (1930-2021) across a series of dedicated auctions in Hong Kong in October and London in December.

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Chinese Daoguang era ‘hundred boys’ vase takes £38,000 despite obvious condition issues and repairs

22 August 2022

Famille rose vases decorated with ‘Hundred Boys’ scenes are among the most commercial of all Qing ceramics.

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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.

Silver hunting flask

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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