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Supplying the market with the fresh, quality material that chimes with current collecting preferences is a continuing challenge for dealers and auctioneers working in the Asian art sector. However, suggestions that the once deep European well has already run dry are rather wide of the mark.

This year Asian Art in London has 54 official participants (11 UK and European aucti houses, 43 dealers) bringing once more a rich array of two and three-dimensional works of art that range from Shang dynasty China to modern day Vietnam.

Some of these items are previewed in this special feature - alongside articles that remind us that, from Meiji Satsuma to Qing and later silver, the market around the world is always evolving to embrace new areas of study and interest.

This year’s Asian Art in London festival – once again co-sponsored and supported by Antiques Trade Gazette - runs from October 31 to November 9. It is the centrepiece of a busy autumn season for this sector.

A wide range of auctions specialising in Asian art, Islamic art and Indian art takes place during autumn. You will find even more dates for your buying diary in our online listings at antiquestradegazette.com/calendar.