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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Asian art dealer previews: Krishna in child form

11 October 2021

Propped up against a huge bolster and bedecked in jewels sits Navneetpriyaji, one of the child manifestations of the Hindu deity Krishna.

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Asian art auction previews: Stars and swirls

11 October 2021

Among the Middle Eastern works of art in Woolley & Wallis’ Asian Art Part II sale taking place in Salisbury on November 24 are these two 17th century Safavid Gombroon ware bowls.

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Asian art dealer previews: Splendour and worship

11 October 2021

Made from green chlorite mineral rather than bronze, this 8th century Kashmiri sculpture group represents the Hindu god Vishnu with his two attendants, Gadadevi and Chakrapurusha.

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 23 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Asian art auction previews: Burner as a bird

11 October 2021

Roseberys’ sale of Islamic, Indian Art & Antiquities on October 26 includes this large Seljuq bronze incense burner modelled in the form of a bird.

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Broken Qing vase still takes $2m hammer at US auction

27 September 2021

Topping this season’s Asian art series in New York was a piece of Qing imperial porcelain sold not at Sotheby’s, Christie’s or Bonhams but at Doyle.

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Chinese vases sell over 200-times estimate in East Sussex

27 September 2021

Estimated at £100-150, this pair of 4in (11cm) Chinese vases sold for an estimate-busting £39,000 at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.

Blue and white bowls

How long is it ‘fair and reasonable’ to wait for a bidder to settle a £354,000 bill?

13 September 2021

A legal dispute that explored how long it is ‘fair and reasonable’ to wait for a buyer to pay for a six-figure purchase has concluded.

Silver tankard

Pick of the week: Putting China on course for golf

13 September 2021

Estimated at £400-600, this 7in (17cm) high Chinese export silver dragon handled tankard sold for a much higher sum.

Asian art auctions busy as ever

13 September 2021

American firms will be cramming nearly 20 sales into the fourth week of September

A five-piece altar garniture

Five-piece altar garniture became a family fixture

13 September 2021

This rare Qianlong mark and period gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar garniture (wu gong) carries an estimate of $600,000-800,000 at Sotheby’s on September 21.

A parcel gilt dish

Parcel gilt dish is headline lot of Christie’s Chinese sale

13 September 2021

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on September 23 is headlined by this parcel gilt dish.

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The lure of Japan for Mortimer Menpes

13 September 2021

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), who painted this portrait titled 'The Yellow Parasol' visited Japan in the 1880s and 1890s.

A fine Japanese writing box and cover

Something to write home about

13 September 2021

A fine Japanese lacquer suzuribako (writing box and cover) is signed by the Edo-Meijii period lacquer artist Koma Kyuhaku.

A snuff bottle from 1925

Star of a snuff bottle collection

13 September 2021

Bonhams offers two private collections of Chinese snuff bottles on September 21.

Gaganendranath Tagore picture

Tagore ink painting brings Indian summer

13 September 2021

A mount to an ‘Indian school’ ink wash offered by Cuttlestones in Penkridge on September 2 read simply 'G Tagore'.

An 18th century porcelain vase

Porcelain treats in store at Doyle

13 September 2021

Doyle’s Asian art auction in New York on September 20 will include porcelain from a collection assembled over many decades by department store heiress Sarah Belk Gambrell (1918-2020).

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Going for a Song – ‘Ru’ censer brings £320,000

06 September 2021

Stamford Auction Rooms set a house record when a Chinese pottery tripod censer shot over its £500-800 estimate to bring £320,000.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie’s pre-Culloden meal

06 September 2021

On April 14, 1746, two days before the battle that would seal his fate, Charles Edward Stuart held a lavish meal at Culloden House, the highland estate owned by Hanoverian loyalist Duncan Forbes (1685-1747) that had recently been commandeered by Jacobite forces.

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Animal magic as Japanese works bring demand at Woolley & Wallis

06 September 2021

This iron model of a hawk above is a striking example of a jizai okimono – lifelike, articulated animal figures popular in the last decades of Edo-period and Meiji Japan.

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