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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Chinese art and antiques will NOT be subject to President Donald Trump's import tariff

18 September 2018

Chinese art and antiques have been spared from the imposition of a new US import tax on Chinese goods, after protests by art market leaders that the move would hurt US-based art and antiques firms and collectors, ATG has learned.

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Chinese art consigned from outside US shines in New York auctions

17 September 2018

Ahead of a threatened import tax, overseas consignments of Chinese art were among the best sellers in the September Asian art sales in New York.

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Cultural exchanges: Dutch East India Company Kangxi vases from US collection underline TEFAF appeal

17 September 2018

A pair of Kangxi double gourd porcelain vases available at TEFAF New York Fall typify not only the quality on offer at the event but are also testament to its cross-cultural nature.

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Prints of the legendary 47 ronin feature in New York exhibition

17 September 2018

A series of woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) portrays the 47 ronin, a group of ferociously loyal samurai who famously avenged their master’s death.

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Old treasures return from the New World

17 September 2018

From antiquities to Chinese works of art and 20th century European sculpture, a sale in Maine showcases America’s rich supply of European and Asian art.

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Vases head to Hong Kong after Hertfordshire auction success

17 September 2018

This pair of Qing vases caught the eye of Hertfordshire auctioneer Richard Kluk when valuing jewellery at a London home.

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Tributes paid to influential Islamic art dealer Oliver Hoare

17 September 2018

Tributes have been paid to Islamic art’s ‘most influential’ dealer Oliver Hoare who has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.

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Islamic art's 'most influential' dealer Oliver Hoare dies at 73

11 September 2018

Oliver Hoare, the leading Islamic and Asian art dealer, has died aged 73 after a battle with cancer.

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Chinese imperial Yongzheng dish fetches top estimate £100,000 at Hansons London

08 September 2018

Hansons has sold an imperial blue and white Chinese Yongzheng dish for £100,000 in London – 12 months after the Derbyshire-based auction house sold a similar dish.

Sotheby’s tests demand for Japanese art by holding first stand-alone sale for 11 years

03 September 2018

Sotheby’s is to test the temperature of the market for Japanese art with its first dedicated sale in London for more than a decade.

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Christie’s to offer major Chinese rarity as Song Dynasty scroll is given £40m estimate

03 September 2018

An extraordinarily rare artwork by pre-eminent Chinese scholar Su Shi (1037-1101) will be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong later this year. The auctioneers are hoping that it could make a record for any Asian work of art.

Trump’s Chinese art tax ‘would hit small dealers’, culture lawyer tells US government officials

27 August 2018

A leading US culture lawyer has testified at Washington, DC trade hearings about how a Chinese art import tariff would have a negative effect on small and medium-sized US dealers.

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Republicans in Leominster

27 August 2018

Topping two days of steady selling and 750 wide-ranging lots at Leominster saleroom Brightwells’ (17.5% buyer’s premium) summer auction was a Republic period cong-form vase in the style of the renowned Qianjiang School artist Wang Yeting.

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US lawyer argues art market’s case against President Trump’s Chinese tariff

21 August 2018

A leading art market lawyer is among more than 300 US business chiefs, legal experts and trade bodies attending hearings in Washington, DC this week to argue against the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on Chinese imports into the US.

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‘Business as usual’ as China tariff looms

20 August 2018

The US-China trade row provides an unwelcome distraction to the September edition of New York’s 'Asian Art Week' (AAW).

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Sotheby's place £5-7m estimate on pair to ‘Bainbridge vase’

20 August 2018

The pair to the famous ‘Bain bridge vase’ – knocked down at £43m in 2010 but later sold for half that sum – has come to market. Sotheby’s will sell the near identical vase, that has a century-long provenance, in Hong Kong in the autumn

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5 Questions: William Martindale

20 August 2018

William Martindale holds an exhibition with textile specialist Jacqueline Simcox at Stoppenbach and Delestre during Asian Art in London (November 1-10).

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Stolen 12th century bronze returned to India after spotted at London antiques fair

17 August 2018

A 12th-century Chola bronze, stolen from a museum in India nearly 60 years ago, has been returned to the country after it was discovered at a London antiques fair earlier this year.

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Pair to the ‘Bainbridge vase’ emerges at Sotheby’s

14 August 2018

The pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ – knocked down at £43m in 2010 but later sold for half of that sum – is to come to market. Sotheby’s will sell the near identical vase, that has a century-long provenance, in Hong Kong in the autumn.

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US and UK trade unite to oppose 25% tariff threat in Trump's trade war

13 August 2018

Dealers and auctioneers in the US and UK are mobilising in the hope of removing works of art from the thousands of items caught up in the escalating US-China trade war.

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