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Beastly bronze vessel

03 May 2021

The sale at Roseberys London on May 18 includes this gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form zun dated to the Yuan or early Ming period.

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Fire-breathing monster to own

03 May 2021

This late Ming (17th century) jade water pot in the form of a chimera will be offered by Dreweatts on May 19.

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Traditional Asian art series takes place over a longer stretch this year

03 May 2021

Schedules for all sorts of auction series have been shaken up by pandemic restrictions, and the Asian art sales reflect this – but plenty is still on offer at the upcoming series

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Tibetan Buddha emerges at Christie’s Paris

03 May 2021

A number of Paris salerooms will be holding dedicated auctions of Asian Arts in June.

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Primroses, apples and porcelain

03 May 2021

A highlight of the Asian Art sale at Tajan will be this still-life of a pot of primroses, apples and porcelain by Chinese artist Pan Yu Liang (1895-1977).

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Elephant ride can bring good fortune at Chiswick sale

03 May 2021

Chiswick Auctions conducts two sales on June 1-2: the usual Asian Art sale, plus a themed sale called Chinese Art: 100 Stories.

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Sun rises in Berlin

03 May 2021

Among the highlights of the Asian Art auction at Koller on June 2 is this ink and colour scroll painting 'Sunrise at Mount Tai' by Li Keran (1907-89).

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Bronze gives multiple reasons to bid

03 May 2021

This large, 3ft (92cm), high imperial gilt bronze figure of Varjrabhairava features in the Asian art sale at Nagel in Stuttgart on June 23-25.

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Satsuma bowl sold by Blow

03 May 2021

The May 11-14 auction at Adam Partridge will feature the last 40 lots of Meiji period Satsuma from a noted Worcestershire collection.

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Russian ambassador’s Japanese swords

03 May 2021

On May 18 Paris auction firm Tessier Sarrou is selling the first part of a collection of Japanese swords.

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Qianlong vase from English collection offered at Sotheby’s

03 May 2021

Sotheby’s sale of Chinese art on May 12 includes this Qianlong mark and period celadon ground famille rose decorated bottle vase.

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Buddhist goddess takes a lotus position

03 May 2021

This 19th century thangka depicts the Buddhist goddess Tara seated in lalitasana on a lotus growing from a lake a pond, a padma in each hand.

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Canton complete with the hongs

03 May 2021

Bonhams conducts a general sale of Asian art in Knightsbridge on May 10.

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Jewell of a vase at Lyon & Turnbull

03 May 2021

Lyon & Turnbull’s May 14 sale in London includes this flambe glazed pear-shaped bottle vase that carries a Qianlong mark and may be of the period.

 Lewis Walduck

Clock collector: I have plenty of time to learn

26 April 2021

In the latest of our occasional series of collector interviews, ATG talks to a young collector who not only buys clocks and watches but is also a horological apprentice.

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Modernist market thrives for Grima and Gard

12 April 2021

Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) dedicated Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction in Maidenhead on March 11 included two unusual signed pieces by flavour-of-the-month Andrew Grima (1921-2007).

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Storied jewels from Mountbatten

12 April 2021

Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.

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Royal jewels at Christie’s and Sotheby’s including a tiara that you can try on virtually

12 April 2021

A spectacular parure of sapphires and diamonds, from the collection of Napoleon’s adoptive daughter, Stephanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (1789-1860), is for sale at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 12.

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The gems of Rani Jindan offered at Bonhams

12 April 2021

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25% buyer’s premium) in London on March 30 included this diamond and emerald set forehead pendant (chand-tikka) from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

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New audience brings tiara back in vogue

12 April 2021

The popularity of the tiara, that reached its peak in the decades before the onset of the First World War when diamonds from South Africa were in plentiful supply, has fluctuated across the 20th century in line with prosperity and fashion.

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