Asian Art

This broad umbrella category comprises everything from Qianlong vases to Islamic calligraphy. Asian art has been collected in the West over many generations and inspired many famous European productions. An example is the Japanese porcelain from the Kakiemon kilns, the styles of which that became adopted by European factories such as Meissen. 

Today, demand from Asian buyers has lifted the market of works in this sector across the world.

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Collector Interview: My Japanese woodblock wonders

27 June 2022

How a chance purchase of a print in a Liverpool junk shop sparked an extensive collection

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Seal of approval for Asian spring

27 June 2022

Asian art ‘circus’ moves to French capital for dealer shows and auctions in early June

Asian Art in London

Summer walking trail launched by Asian Art in London

15 June 2022

Asian Art in London is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with a summer event.

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Just what the doctor ordered

06 June 2022

Numerous pieces in the Asian art sale at Lempertz in Cologne on June 11 come from the collection of the German doctor Ludwig Jansen.

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Buddhist deity forges ahead

06 June 2022

Among the numerous sculptures for sale at Nagel’s June 13-14 auction of Asian art in Stuttgart is the ferocious figure of the Tibetan Buddhist deity Dorje Legpa in the incarnation of Damchen Garwai Nakpo, or the Lord of the Forge.

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Qing vase with six appeal

30 May 2022

Christie’s is holding an Asian art sale in Paris on July 6 and will be exhibiting works from the auction at the Pagoda during the Printemps Asiatique.

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Double Dublin Asian auctions

30 May 2022

Among the auction houses showing works at the Pagoda will be Irish firm Adam’s, previewing its two Asian spring sales taking place in Dublin on June 28-29.

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Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

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Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

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Seal specially commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor

30 May 2022

One of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asian art auction to be held in its Paris room on June 16 will be this jade seal carved with the imperial symbol of a dragon, estimated at €100,000-150,000.

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Qing art: on a mission to learn new tech

30 May 2022

Chinese emperors certainly got the message when it came to artistic advances

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Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction

30 May 2022

Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.

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Four sales for Marteau collection

30 May 2022

On June 14 in Paris Bonhams will hold the first of four sales from the collection of Claude de Marteau which will be on view during the Printemps Asiatique Paris event.

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Artcurial offerings in Paris include Nguyen Khang and Sanyu

30 May 2022

One of the potential top lots in Artcurial’s Asian art auction in its Paris saleroom on June 8 will be a large 5ft 7in x 2ft 11in (1.72m x 89cm) lacquered wood panel by the Vietnamese lacquer artist Nguyen Khang (1912-89).

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'Kitchen' vase flies to £1.2m at Dreweatts and leads UK Asian art sales

23 May 2022

A £1.2m house record at Dreweatts was the highlight of the recent round of UK Asian art sales.

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Chinese imperial highlights at the double in Paris

23 May 2022

Pictured here are two examples of provenanced Chinese imperial works of art that achieved high prices in the French capital this spring.

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Meal time for two at Zurich auction

23 May 2022

Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.

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With this marriage chest I thee wed

23 May 2022

Translating simply as ‘a box with drawers’ but so much more exotic than that, a rare Spanish Renaissance caja con cajones was the outstanding lot at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s (25% buyer’s premium) quarterly fine art sale in Exeter.

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A £105,000 Chinese vase found among the bric-a-brac

23 May 2022

This rare doucai porcelain vase, with Qianlong marks and probably of period, provided a classic tale of discovery in the saga of the Chinese boom.

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Going for a Song at £56,000

16 May 2022

It was during the Song dynasty that tea parties became the vogue and tea houses flourished.

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