Chinese Works of Art

This sector comprises art and antiques from China including works from the Han, Tang, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

There is a market for pieces of all ages and rarity from ancient Neolithic jades right up to ceramics made in the Republic era. The increased interest and purchasing power from Mainland China since the late 1990s has led to a significant rise of prices.


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Pick of the Week: Pair to the ‘Bainbridge vase’ sells for £14.6m at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

08 October 2018

The pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ sold in Hong Kong on October 3 for HK$130m (£12.75m) plus premium. Five bidders competed for the lot.

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Pair to the ‘Bainbridge vase’ sells for £14.6m at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

03 October 2018

The recently discovered pair to the famous ‘Bainbridge vase’ has sold in Hong Kong today for a premium-inclusive HK$149m (£14.6m). Bidding opened at HK$40 million and steadily climbed as five bidders competed for the lot.

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Chinese Ningxia rug stolen from Mayfair gallery

02 October 2018

Police are investigating the theft of a Chinese Ningxia rug which was taken from the gallery of C John yesterday.

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Rediscovered: a gift to the Sun King from Siam returns to Versailles after auction

01 October 2018

The only known item of silverware to have survived from a lavish diplomatic gift presented to Louis XIV by the King of Siam has been acquired by the Palace of Versailles via a private treaty sale through auction firm Beaussant Lefèvre.

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West Coast collection of Chinese export: Michael Cohen's largest ever catalogue

21 September 2018

Courtesy of a single-owner collection from California, Chinese export porcelain dealership Cohen & Cohen presents its largest ever catalogue at this year’s Asian Art in London. Michael Cohen speaks to ATG about the so-called Golden Gate Collection...

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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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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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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.

Su Shi's Song Dynasty scroll

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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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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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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Cabinet result runs Chinese charger close in Exeter

13 August 2018

It’s a rare sale these days at which an English furniture standard challenges quality Chinese pieces for price, but the top end of the trade certainly rated a 6ft 3in (1.9m) William and Mary walnut and featherbanded bureau cabinet offered by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium).

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Comment: Trade is putting up a good fight against Trump’s tariff

13 August 2018

The US-China trade war, previously the stuff of new technology, heavy industry and agribusiness, has now opened a new front: cultural heritage. The threat of a 25% tariff on imported Chinese art and antiques will soon be discussed in Washington, DC.

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