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The eight-day event includes dealer exhibitions and auctions as well as a programme of evening receptions, pre-auction viewings, lectures, museum exhibitions and conferences.

There will be furniture, decorative objects and works of art from China, Japan and Korea, India and South East Asia which, together with Himalayan, Tibetan and Islamic art, will span 7000 years up to the present day.

Objects on view and for sale will include ceramics, jade, textiles, rugs and carpets, glass, sculpture, export porcelain, paintings, lacquer-ware, netsuke, tomb pottery, jewellery, bronze and stone sculpture, ivory, tiles and marble architectural ornaments, jewel-encrusted daggers, cloisonné enamel, manuscripts and books, miniature paintings, snuff bottles, calligraphy, costumes, Japanese screens, metalwork, inro, woodcarving and much more.

Prices range from a mere £10 for a small piece of 19th century shipwrecked cargo right up to the millions of pounds.

Highlights include a launch party at the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery at the British Museum on November 8 and open evenings in Kensington Church Street (November 9), St James’s (November 10) and Mayfair (November 11).

To coincide with Asian Art in London, Asia House will present the exhibition Concept and Form. The works of Bernard Leach, at the Brunei Gallery. Bernard Leach sought to combine both eastern and western sensibilities and was much influenced by the work of Japanese potters such as Hamada Shoji and Tomimoto, examples of whose work will be included in the exhibition.

Full details are available in the Asian Art in London guidebook, and on the organisation’s Website at