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.


Market fresh breeze blows through Scottish saleroom

12 June 2023

Trio of collections is offered in Perth auction with estimates pitched to entice bidders


Kangxi blue and white delight in Essex

12 June 2023

The Qing hexagonal form blue and white jardinière shown here is a type used to grow flowers or bonsai at the Qing court.


Kangxi period famille verte covered vases star in selection of ceramics on show

05 June 2023

The Galerie JM Béalu et Fils will be showing a selection of Chinese ceramics in its left bank rue de Bac gallery.


Chinese patinated bronze figure collected by a Dane

05 June 2023

Christie’s holds its live summer Asian Art auction in Paris on June 14 with an online sale running from June 6-20.


Rare jades with notable provenances come to auction

05 June 2023

Sotheby’s Asian Art sale in Paris on June 15 will include some rare jades with notable provenances.


Republic period vase from an Antwerp private collection

05 June 2023

Tajan's Asian Art auction on June 12 will include this Tianquiping vase, a republic period piece bearing an apochryphal Qianlong mark to the base.

Marble stele

Stoclet Buddhist stele in high demand at auction

29 May 2023

This 2ft 7in (78cm) high white marble stele depicting the Buddhist goddess Guanyin on a lotus throne between two bodhisattva was carved in the Northern Qi dynasty.


Charity shop Chinese jars find at £20 sells for £46,000

29 May 2023

This near pair of Qianlong mark and period doucai jars were a charity shop find for a keen-eyed London vendor.


Chinese teapot with Dutch touch

29 May 2023

This rare Chinese export teapot, cover and stand is painted with the arms and motto of the Dutch Republic and the cypher of the Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie – better known as the Dutch East India Company.

Xuande mark and period cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover

The £19 Chinese box now worth £230,000

22 May 2023

The highlight of Dreweatts’ Asian art sale on May 17-18 was this very rare Xuande (1426-35) mark and period cloisonné ‘pomegranate’ box and cover.


Lawrence of Arabia replies to lucky Archie

22 May 2023

The standout signature to an autograph album compiled by a boy scout in 1919 was that of Lawrence of Arabia.

Qianlong jars

Chinese jars spotted in charity shop star in our pick of five auction highlights

19 May 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a near pair of Qianlong jars that were bought for £20 in a charity shop selling for £46,000.


Dragons decorate a Qing robe

15 May 2023

This Qing dynasty imperial court robe embroidered with roundels of five clawed dragons on a dark blue ground will feature at Sarasota Estate Auction.


Obituary: ceramics dealer Richard Barker (1950-2023)

08 May 2023

I am very sorry to report the death of Chinese and Japanese ceramics dealer and expert Richard Barker at the age of 72.


West Sussex event benefits from the ‘triangle’ location

08 May 2023

Fair in Petworth benefits from its setting near to a famous National Trust’s property and an 'antiques destination' town


5 Questions: export porcelain specialist Allard van Halm

08 May 2023

Allard van Halm runs van Halm & van Halm, specialising in 17th and 18th Chinese and Japanese export porcelain from his base in Portobello Road. He will be exhibiting at The Decorative Fair in Battersea from May 9-14.


Bannermen set to fly high at auction

01 May 2023

Bonhams’ flagship sale of Fine Chinese Art in Bond Street on May 18 includes a rare Qianlong period ink on silk court painting.


5 Questions: Chinese porcelain specialist Alberto Santos

01 May 2023

Alberto Santos is among the exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (May 19-21).


Wucai wine cups bring flower power

01 May 2023

This pair of wucai floral wine cups have Guangxu marks and are of the period (1875-1908).


Items from auctioneer Whitfield's collection come for sale

01 May 2023

The Asian & Islamic Art sale at Mallams in Cheltenham on May 24 includes items from the collection of auctioneer Paul Whitfield (1942–2018).



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