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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Bamboo brushpot features at Bonhams' Beauty and Beyond sale

24 May 2021

As part of its spring sale series in Hong Kong, Bonhams’ Fine Chinese Art auction will open with a section titled Beauty and Beyond Women in Chinese art.

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Moving On: Roger Keverne sale marathon brings £4.8m

17 May 2021

The first of two Bonhams sales dispersing the remaining stock of the long-established Chinese art dealership of Roger Keverne was a marathon affair.

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Chinese lots emerge from Hampshire estate

17 May 2021

A double-gourd dragon vase was one of two excellent Chinese pieces to emerge from a deceased Hampshire estate into Selborne auction house Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) rooms on May 4.

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Dragon vases fire up Zurich interest

10 May 2021

Porcelain on offer in Swiss saleroom catches the eye of international bidders.

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Archaistic vase at Paris auction

10 May 2021

Guantype archaistic vase, seal mark and period of Yongzheng comes up at Paris auction.

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Beastly bronze vessel

03 May 2021

The sale at Roseberys London on May 18 includes this gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form zun dated to the Yuan or early Ming period.

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Fire-breathing monster to own

03 May 2021

This late Ming (17th century) jade water pot in the form of a chimera will be offered by Dreweatts on May 19.

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Traditional Asian art series takes place over a longer stretch this year

03 May 2021

Schedules for all sorts of auction series have been shaken up by pandemic restrictions, and the Asian art sales reflect this – but plenty is still on offer at the upcoming series

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Tibetan Buddha emerges at Christie’s Paris

03 May 2021

A number of Paris salerooms will be holding dedicated auctions of Asian Arts in June.

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Primroses, apples and porcelain

03 May 2021

A highlight of the Asian Art sale at Tajan will be this still-life of a pot of primroses, apples and porcelain by Chinese artist Pan Yu Liang (1895-1977).

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Elephant ride can bring good fortune at Chiswick sale

03 May 2021

Chiswick Auctions conducts two sales on June 1-2: the usual Asian Art sale, plus a themed sale called Chinese Art: 100 Stories.

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Sun rises in Berlin

03 May 2021

Among the highlights of the Asian Art auction at Koller on June 2 is this ink and colour scroll painting 'Sunrise at Mount Tai' by Li Keran (1907-89).

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Bronze gives multiple reasons to bid

03 May 2021

This large, 3ft (92cm), high imperial gilt bronze figure of Varjrabhairava features in the Asian art sale at Nagel in Stuttgart on June 23-25.

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Satsuma bowl sold by Blow

03 May 2021

The May 11-14 auction at Adam Partridge will feature the last 40 lots of Meiji period Satsuma from a noted Worcestershire collection.

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Russian ambassador’s Japanese swords

03 May 2021

On May 18 Paris auction firm Tessier Sarrou is selling the first part of a collection of Japanese swords.

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Qianlong vase from English collection offered at Sotheby’s

03 May 2021

Sotheby’s sale of Chinese art on May 12 includes this Qianlong mark and period celadon ground famille rose decorated bottle vase.

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Buddhist goddess takes a lotus position

03 May 2021

This 19th century thangka depicts the Buddhist goddess Tara seated in lalitasana on a lotus growing from a lake a pond, a padma in each hand.

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Contribute to website? Be our guest

03 May 2021

Guest and Gray, trading from a gallery in central London at 58 Davies Street, decided to launch a new website during lockdown.

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Canton complete with the hongs

03 May 2021

Bonhams conducts a general sale of Asian art in Knightsbridge on May 10.

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Jewell of a vase at Lyon & Turnbull

03 May 2021

Lyon & Turnbull’s May 14 sale in London includes this flambe glazed pear-shaped bottle vase that carries a Qianlong mark and may be of the period.

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