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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Famille rose fish bowls in the swim of things

18 October 2021

Duke’s sale in Dorchester on November 25 includes this pair of Yongzheng period (1723-35) famille rose fish bowls.

Longquan Celadon Pear Shaped Vase

Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

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Dish boasts Augustus the Strong provenance

18 October 2021

The scene on this 19in (43cm) Yongzheng famille rose dish depicts the Daoist immortal Magu on her way to celebrate the famous peach banquet of the Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wang Mu, who rules over the garden of the peaches of longevity.

A Jade Ewer

Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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Ming mythical beast plays the weighting game

18 October 2021

This Ming period bronze weight comes in the form of a recumbent mythical beast.

A Pair Of Chinese Vases

Rare example of vases dated to a particular year

18 October 2021

This pair of 12in (30cm) high meiping-shaped vases bear the year 1701, making them one of the few dated pieces of Chinese porcelain to exist.

Porcelain Figures Of A Jewish Man And Woman

From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

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From Mr Wong of Cat Street

18 October 2021

Republican plaques bought at Hong Kong dealership take top price in Chinese art sale.

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Frome saleroom makes debut appearance

18 October 2021

New to Asian Art in London this year is the Frome saleroom Dore & Rees, now owned by Asian art specialist Lee Young.

Ming Bronze Incense Burner

Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

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Why collector Bohman became Bowman

18 October 2021

Dawsons of Maidenhead holds an Asian sale on November 4 where this damaged 18in (46cm) famille verte yen-yen vase is guided at £200-300.

A Large Artwork Made From Paper, Gold Leaf And Ink

Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

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Provenance to Parry collection

18 October 2021

The highlight of Bonhams’ Asian offering is the November 2 sale of Parry collection of Chinese art.

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Eastern promise: Asian Art in London award nominees announced

18 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season have been announced.

A Glazed Zodiac Animal Figure

Human body and a horse’s head in harmony

18 October 2021

The Tang dynasty, considered a golden age of reform and cultural advancement in China lasting from 618-907, is the focus of Eskenazi’s exhibition .

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Not one but two sales in west London

18 October 2021

Chiswick Auctions will hold two dedicated sales for the November season.

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Late Chinese imperial saucer dish and Qing bow case and quiver emerge in west London

18 October 2021

This piece of late Chinese imperial porcelain, a 5½in (14cm) yellow ground saucer dish with an aubergine dragon encircling the ‘flaming pearl’ to the well and four incised cranes to the underside, has a dark brown six-character mark for the Tongzhi emperor (1861-75).

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Family values: the Ezekiel collection

18 October 2021

Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art sale on November 3 includes a group of Chinese porcelains, jades and small works of art from the collection, formed by Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927) and his son Victor (1905-76) in the first part of the 20th century.

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Northern Song bought in Hong Kong

18 October 2021

This pair of small qingbai foliate dishes from the Northern Song (960-1127) period comes with a receipt showing they were purchased by the Oxfordshire vendor for HK$16,000 from KY Fine Art in Hong Kong on June 7, 2003.

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Daoguang famille rose ‘medallion’ bowls pledge prosperity and longevity

18 October 2021

This pair of yellow-ground famille rose ‘medallion’ bowls from the Daoguang period (1830-50) have marks for Shendetang Zhi (Hall of Prudent Virtue).

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