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.


Carved Song dynasty figure offered at Hotel Drouot auction

11 December 2017

This carved wooden figure of Guanyin dating to the Song dynasty (900-1279 AD) will be the headline entry of the Asian art sale to be held by Leclère at Drouot on December 16.


Chinese archaic bronzes collection takes flight in Lewes

04 December 2017

The Jean-Claude Lepileur (1926-2016) collection of Chinese archaic bronzes offered as a stand-alone collection at Gorringe’s in Lewes on November 28 totalled £582,000.


ATG letter: Award-winning panel debate

27 November 2017

MADAM – I cannot believe that I am the only one amused, confused and puzzled by your report (ATG No 2317) of the magnificent lacquer panel by the Japanese master Shibata Zeshin being chosen as the “outstanding work offered by an auction house” and gaining for Bonhams the Asian Art in London award at this autumn’s festival.


Kangxi bronze shines in New Orleans

27 November 2017

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze of a serene Amitayus confounded modest expectations to sell for $690,000 (£518,000) at the Neal Auction Gallery in New Orleans.


Scroll down for solid Chinese results

20 November 2017

Well-provenanced Chinese works of art posted strong sums in what was a workmanlike, rather than spectacular, Asian art season for the leading regional auctioneers.


Chinese art cataloguing: be factual and full – but non-committal

18 November 2017

Despite the imperfections of the market for Chinese works of art, for many regional auctioneers this still vibrant area has done much to offset the soft prices for brown furniture which used to underpin the home market.

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Chinese handscroll sells for 10 times estimate at £225,000 setting house record for Chiswick Auctions

13 November 2017

A handscroll measuring over thirty metres in length by Qing artist Xu Naigu (1785 – 1835) made £225,000 hammer against an estimate of £15,000-20,000 this morning (November 13) – a house record for the auctioneer.


Asian Art in London gala fills fitting British Museum gallery venue

13 November 2017

Celebrating its 20th birthday in the British Museum’s refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery on November 9, the board of Asian Art in London was clearly proud of its achievements in promoting the city’s Asian art credentials.


Chinese hair ornaments are among Norie collection lots in Copenhagen sale

13 November 2017

This collection of late Qing dynasty Chinese hair ornaments fashioned as bats, flowers and foliage and set with kingfisher feathers, coral, jade and pearls is part of a group of 30 lots from the collection of Evelyn Williams Medows Norie (1862-1915) which is on offer at Bruun Rasmussen on November 29.

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Asian Art in London 2017 – 10 shots from the gala party

10 November 2017

‘Asian Art in London’ celebrated its 20th birthday with a gala party in the British Museum’s newly refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery last night.

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And the winner is… find out who won the awards at ‘Asian Art in London’

10 November 2017

Two works of art, both fashioned from lacquer but very different in execution, scooped the 2017 ‘Asian Art in London’ awards for dealers and auctioneers.

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Yongzheng cups triple in value and lifts Sotheby’s Chinese art auction

08 November 2017

A pair of small but exquisite famille-rose decorated Yongzheng porcelain cups led Sotheby’s sale of Chinese art in London earlier today when they were knocked down at £1.6m. Offered as a single lot, the price was over three times the amount they had fetched at auction 13 years ago.

Qianlong jade bowl

Dealer Shapero hosts Danish saleroom during Asian Art in London

04 November 2017

Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen is taking part in the ‘Asian Art in London’ event by staging a viewing of upcoming highlights at a London dealership.

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Seven snaps from the opening party of the ‘East Meets West’ exhibition at Chelsea Harbour's Design Centre

03 November 2017

The art and antiques trade, collectors, designers and art-lovers descended on the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour on November 1 for the opening of the 'East Meets West' exhibition.


Chinese lots sit comfortably in two sales

30 October 2017

More evidence that Chinese lots can leave auctioneers sitting pretty came in sales north and south.


Chinese scroll sets Australian auction record for Asian art at Bonhams

27 October 2017

A rare Chinese scroll by artist Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) has made an auction record for Bonhams in Australia.


Asian Art in London Awards: On the trail with the judges

26 October 2017

ATG’s commissioning editor, Anne Crane, is one of the panel given the task of deciding who and what should win the prestigious Asian Art in London Awards. Here, she provides an insight.


Japanese arms come via Holland to Cheltenham

23 October 2017

Mallams will sell a significant Dutch collection of Japanese swords and armour as part of this week’s auction of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Islamic Art in Cheltenham on October 25-26.


Asian Art in London: 20 years and growing

23 October 2017

The Asian Art in London festival of exhibitions and auctions runs for the 20th time from November 2-11. Here, Kate Quill and Roland Arkell look back at how it all began and what this year's event involves.

Asian Art in London: on the rostrum

23 October 2017

There are 10 auction house participants in AAL this year, the number swollen by an increased international presence. ATG provides a selection of auction preview highlights.