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.
Surrey vendor sells £2 charity shop Chinese censer for £21,000 at auction02 January 2017
A woman from the village of Hindhead in Surrey made a spectacular return on a £2 charity shop purchase when her small Chinese censer was knocked down at auction for £21,000.
Song Dynasty sculpture tops Raphy Star collection at Mossgreen auction28 December 2016
Australian auctioneers Mossgreen set an AUS$2m record for a single-owner sale of Asian Art sold down-under when they offered part of Raphy Star’s collection in Sydney earlier this month.
Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record22 December 2016
A Chinese hardstone imperial seal set a record at Drouot in Paris on when Pierre Bergé & Associés sold this impressively carved 4in (10.5cm) square specimen, inscribed 'Qianlong Yu Bi Zhi Bao', for a hammer price of €17.5m (£14.58m).
Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen15 December 2016
Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.
'Car boot' Chinese vase sells for £50,000 at Salisbury auction15 November 2016
A rare Chinese imperial enamel vase bought for £10 at a car boot sale has been hammered down for £50,000 at Woolley & Wallis’ Asian sale today. It sold on the phone to a Chinese buyer.
Qianlong Emperor’s musket makes £1.65m and leads Sotheby’s Asian art auction in London10 November 2016
The first Chinese firearm with an imperial reign mark ever offered at auction sold at Sotheby’s yesterday for £1.65m.
Chinese brush pot takes £155,000 at Shrewsbury auction09 November 2016
A Chinese cinnabar lacquer brush pot sold for £155,000 at Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls earlier today.
Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition opening at Sotheby’s31 October 2016
The venerable Oriental Ceramic Society are holding an exhibition of Asian ceramics at Sotheby’s which opens later this week.
Bronze deity doorstopper becomes a showstopper after making £85,000 at auction31 October 2016
A bronze figure of the fierce four-armed deity Mahakala that was being used as a doorstop in a Gloucestershire cottage sold for £85,000 at Mallams’ Chinese art sale in Cheltenham.
Five Chinese rarities from Japan’s Fujita Museum being sold at Christie’s New York27 October 2016
Christie’s New York have announced the sale of more than 30 pieces of Chinese art from Osaka’s Fujita Museum which will be offered at auction next year.
Dealer Michael Cohen sells ‘Holy Grail’ Qianlong tureen to US collector20 October 2016
London dealer and BADA chairman Michael Cohen has found and sold his personal “Holy Grail”, in the shape of a Qianlong tureen, cover and stand.
A £10 car boot sale Chinese vase find gets a £30,000 estimate for auction18 October 2016
A rare Chinese Imperial Beijing enamel vase bought for £10 at a car boot sale is to go to auction in Salisbury next month carrying a £20,000-30,000 estimate.
Rare Ming Dynasty banknote found lurking inside Chinese sculpture12 October 2016
Auction specialists in Australia have found a rare Ming Dynasty banknote hidden within a Chinese wooden sculpture. The discovery came at Mossgreen as they were cataloguing the extensive collection of Raphy Star – one of the most important collections of Asian art ever to be offered in the country.
‘Supreme Grade, Number One’ – first firearm with Chinese Imperial marks comes to auction10 October 2016
A musket made in the Chinese Imperial workshops, complete with marks, will become the first of its kind to be offered at auction next month.
Auctioneers brought in to value Chinese art collection after family spat06 October 2016
A family row over a large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain escalated this week after Art Fund trustee Caroline Butler hired Christie’s to value the collection.
Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together28 September 2016
A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.
Twin odes to tea in New York's Asia week auctions21 September 2016
SPECTACULAR sums were paid for Chinese ceramics devoted to tea drinking during last week’s Asian works of art sales in New York.
Record of Chinese emperor's journey south to lead a Sotheby's Asia Week sale05 August 2016
A rare handscroll fragment recording the Qing dynasty's ambitious rule is a key lot at one of Sotheby’s upcoming sales.
Top selling lots this week on thesaleroom.com29 July 2016
With summer holidays upon us and no Antiques Trade Gazette being published this week, we take our regular look here at some of the highest selling items and top selling lots on thesaleroom.com
Rare Kangxi brushwater takes top spot at Roseberys' auction20 July 2016
Roseberys' latest fine art auction produced particularly sound results from the Asian art collection of Sir Anthony Hastings George, proving that a good provenance is still key.
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