Chinese Works of Art

This sector comprises art and antiques from China including works from the Han, Tang, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

There is a market for pieces of all ages and rarity from ancient Neolithic jades right up to ceramics made in the Republic era. The increased interest and purchasing power from Mainland China since the late 1990s has led to a significant rise of prices.


‘Dragon’ bowls from the China trade

23 October 2023

This pair of yellow ground and green enamelled ‘dragon’ bowls have Qianlong six-character marks and are of the period.


Shou Loa with provenance

23 October 2023

The November 6-7 Asian Art sale at Chiswick Auctions includes this Song dynasty ding ware pottery figure of Shou Loa, god of longevity.


Elephants at the Qing court

23 October 2023

Bonhams’ general Asian art sale in Knightsbridge on October 30 includes this late 18th century hardstone, mother-of-pearl and lacquer table screen.


Two heads better than one

23 October 2023

Emerging dealer Shanshan Wang (trading as W Shanshan) collaborates with Stern Pissarro Gallery of St James’s for this edition of Asian Art in London.


A Transitional moment in a collector’s life

23 October 2023

This autumn, as he refines his collecting impulses, Anthony Lovett is selling pieces from his collection of Kangxi porcelain


The beast of the Tang

23 October 2023

Despite the proliferation of pottery horse sculptures from the Tang period, they were (by imperial edict) reserved for the aristocratic class.


Show with noble intentions

23 October 2023

This Kangxi period double-gourd ewer decorated in underglaze powder blue, overglaze famille verte enamels and gold is part of Jorge Welsh’s exhibition.


More art for the literati from Marsh

23 October 2023

This 18in (45cm) high Chongzhen (1627-44) blue and white sleeve vase dated to the Wuyin year corresponding to 1638 is decorated with a scene from a popular 17th century drama based on a Tang poem.


Scholar takes boat journey

23 October 2023

This Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel literati subject box and cover, 15th or very early 16th century, is one of the highlights on offer at Priestly & Ferraro’s exhibition of Chinese ceramics and works of art.


Kenneth Lawley collection on offer at Sotheby’s

23 October 2023

Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art sale on November 1 includes the collection of Dr Kenneth Lawley (1937-2023), a longtime member of the Oriental Ceramic Society.


Golden opportunity for snuff bottles

23 October 2023

Susan Page brings a selection of snuff bottles from the Golden Autumn Collection to this year’s Asian Art in London, staging the show at Daniel Crouch Rare Books in St James’s.


Chinese art from a German family

16 October 2023

A collection of Chinese art from a German family collection formed over many decades is to be offered in Paris by Bonhams Cornette Saint Cyr on October 26.

Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet

Elizabethan goblet good to go after further examination

02 October 2023

Following examination by a committee of experts and testing at Goldsmiths Hall, an Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet comes to auction.


Imperial Qing porcelain comes to Dallas sale

02 October 2023

A good example of imperial Qing famille rose porcelain emerged for sale at J Garrett Auctioneers (28% buyer’s premium) in Dallas on September 11.


Chinese export porcelain made for the Society of the Cincinnati

02 October 2023

Two pieces made for members of the famed Society of the Cincinnati led a single-owner sale of Chinese export porcelain were sold by Grogan and Company (30% buyer’s premium) in Boston.


Glory days of Detroit cars can still drive consignments

25 September 2023

Based in Detroit, DuMouchelles (24% buyer’s premium) still receives the occasional consignment from families tied to the glory days of the US car industry.


Chinese export porcelain wins its spurs

18 September 2023

Over the course of four decades, medical stenographer Angela Gross Folk and her husband amassed an impressive collection of Chinese porcelain.

Doucai 'chicken cup'

Police appeal for stolen Ming dynasty Chinese doucai cup

22 August 2023

The Metropolitan Police is offering a Serious Crime Reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a Ming Dynasty cup stolen in 2019 but still missing.


Asian buyers battle at auction for relics of their regions

24 July 2023

Recent sales of Asian art achieved some memorable prices, paid not surprisingly by Asian buyers.

Chinese clothing rack

Clothing stand racks up six figures at US auction

10 July 2023

Although the mid-week sales at US auction house Stair Galleries typically focus on affordable property, there are some exceptions.



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