Latest News Articles by Roland Arkell
Christopher Dresser jug stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights22 October 2021
ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Christopher Dresser electroplated jug that made 10-times estimate in Eastbourne.
A Whitefriars glass vase from the collection of an English pop impresario is among six lots to watch18 October 2021
With estimates from £400-£16,000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.
Famille rose fish bowls in the swim of things18 October 2021
Duke’s sale in Dorchester on November 25 includes this pair of Yongzheng period (1723-35) famille rose fish bowls.
Woodblock print sails in to south London18 October 2021
This Katsushika Hokusai woodblock print from the series Hyakunin isshu uba ga enoki (The Hundred Poems as Told by the Nurse) is titled Poem by Fujiwara No Toshiyuki Ason.
Dish boasts Augustus the Strong provenance18 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.
Netsuke makes a stand18 October 2021
This 7½in (19cm) Japanese wood netsuke shows the standing figure of Ashinaga with his arms outstretched.
Trading places: Japanese lacquer cabinet made for the Western market18 October 2021
This 17th century Japanese lacquer cabinet was made for the Western market, c.1680.
Ming mythical beast plays the weighting game18 October 2021
This Ming period bronze weight comes in the form of a recumbent mythical beast.
Rare example of vases dated to a particular year18 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.
From Mr Wong of Cat Street18 October 2021
Republican plaques bought at Hong Kong dealership take top price in Chinese art sale.
Java bronze depicts a figure of wisdom18 October 2021
Matthew Barton’s European and Asian Works of Art sale at Olympia Auctions on November 24-25 includes this 4in (10cm) bronze figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva associated with prajna (wisdom) made in Java (Indonesia) in the 10th century.
Frome saleroom makes debut appearance18 October 2021
New to Asian Art in London this year is the Frome saleroom Dore & Rees, now owned by Asian art specialist Lee Young.
Charles I makes a return in embroidery form18 October 2021
Of such high quality that they justify the description ‘cabinet miniatures’, examples of a small group of silk and metal thread embroideries of Charles I can be seen in the V&A and Wallace Collection in London and in the New York Met.
Cockatoo perches on a Meiji vase18 October 2021
This unusual Meiji period Satsuma vase decorated in overglaze enamels and gilding, with a cockatoo perched on the branch of a flowering magnolia tree, has a gilt seal to the base for the Yabu Meizan workshop.
Why collector Bohman became Bowman18 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.
Maori pendant boosted by fine notable provenance18 October 2021
A Maori hei-tiki pendant offered in Cheltenham on September 16 had an old paper label verso stating that it originally belonged to Makoare Te Taonui.
Provenance to Parry collection18 October 2021
The highlight of Bonhams’ Asian offering is the November 2 sale of Parry collection of Chinese art.
Japanese auctions trio to be staged by Sotheby's18 October 2021
Sotheby’s will hold three online sales of Japanese works of art that run from October 22 and close from November 2-5.
Dublin auction highlights include École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine work18 October 2021
The École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine was essentially a French art academy in Vietnam.
Not one but two sales in west London18 October 2021
Chiswick Auctions will hold two dedicated sales for the November season.