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.


Asian Art in London’s East Asian award winners announced

27 October 2022

At a gala party held at the Victoria & Albert Museum last night Asian Art in London announced the winners of its latest awards.

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.

Poem illustration

Asian Art In London Awards – 2022

24 October 2022

Asian Art in London announced the winners of the first group of its awards last week.


Rutting Pan and Pliny’s Doves take their place in an eclectic selection offered by Somerset saleroom

24 October 2022

Nineteenth-century Grand Tourists and souvenirs from the Orient made for a highly successful outing near Bristol where micro-mosaic panels, intaglios and Chinese vessels led the way at Clevedon Saleooms (22% buyer’s premium).

Persian erotic illustration

Asian Art in London’s Indian & Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2022

Asian Art in London has announced the winners of the first group of its annual awards.


Qing vase and Ming armchair make eight figure sums as bidders compete in Hong Kong

17 October 2022

One boasted an illustrious ‘Fonthill heirloom’ provenance, the other a Hotung collection background


Vase reveals a tale of romance

17 October 2022

The auctioneers at Hargesheimer (28% buyer’s premium) in Dusseldorf were not expecting the broad international interest eventually generated by an 18in (45cm) high Chinese porcelain vase.


Four pieces of Japanese art coming up at auction

17 October 2022

A selection of Japanese art on offer at upcoming sales in London and the regions


5 Questions: Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery

17 October 2022

Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery in Paris which offers Japanese works of art from the 20th century to contemporary, including ceramics, metalworks and cloisonné enamel pieces


Dealer exhibitions: Initiatives aim to encourage the next generation

17 October 2022

Asian Art in London (AAL), the initiative that ties together auction houses and dealers in a common aim of promoting the UK as a market centre for Asian works of art, celebrates its 25th edition in 2022.


Asian Art in London awards: Eyes on the prize

17 October 2022

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season has been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists.


Previews: our pick of 14 East Asian works at upcoming auctions

17 October 2022

A selection of East Asian art on offer at upcoming sales in London and the regions

Blue and white brush pot

Chinese brush pot stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

14 October 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a ‘Transitional period’ brush pot that made over 150-times estimate in Scotland.

Edo period samurai suit

"It’s been my best week ever": Dealer’s Japanese armour takeaway earns a slap-up celebration ahead of Asian Art in London

10 October 2022

David Thatcher’s display of Japanese armour at Asian Art in London will be much depleted – but for positive reasons.


5 Questions: Anastasia von Seibold

10 October 2022

Anastasia von Seibold Japanese Art is one of the emerging dealers in this year’s Asian Art in London. She stages Japanese Prints and Rare Books from a Distinguished Private Collection and Other Works of Art, from October 26-November 6 at Cromwell Place.


Baron Headley: A life less ordinary

10 October 2022

Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley (1855-1935) led an extraordinary life.


Celestial inspiration at Chiswick Auctions

10 October 2022

This pair of Indian gem-encrusted gold and champlevé enamel arm bracelets or bazubands are expected to bring £5000-7000 at Chiswick Auctions’ Islamic Art – Property of a European Collector sale in London on October 28.


Portrait of much portrayed Qajar monarch offered at Roseberys

10 October 2022

More images survive depicting Fath ‘Ali Shah (r.1797-1834) than of any other Qajar monarch, the result of an enormous effort to replicate images of the ruler for display throughout his realm.


Fabulous flintlock firearm at Christie’s

10 October 2022

Christie’s sale titled Art of the Islamic & Indian Worlds on October 27 includes a magnificent flintlock jezail, c.1823-33.


Pilgrimage painting makes its way to Sotheby's auction

10 October 2022

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India auction on October 26 includes 15 Indian paintings from the collection of Betsy Salinger.