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• "We're all expecting a few less Chinese coming to London this year. The market has been unsettled there for the past year because of the country's stock market issues.

"Those that do come will probably buy from auctions rather than dealers, but we're hoping that's not going to be the case. They know where to find us."

Nick Pitcher, Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art, London

• "We have just returned from Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong which was successful for us. The Chinese art market is maturing and losing its growing pains.

"We see more Chinese buyers who buy for the love of art and are not so much money/investment driven.

"There is bad news from the Chinese economy but there is a middle class and higher class not affected and still buying. The cowboys and speculators have faded from the market." 

Floris Vanderven, Vanderven Oriental Art, The Netherlands

• "It is the middle market that will be most affected by instability in the Chinese economy. The very rich are seldom severely affected by what happens in the economy."

Michael Cohen of Cohen & Cohen, London

• "We have just returned from exhibiting at Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong, and we found the sentiment to still be very positive.

"The slowing down of the Chinese economy in the second half of 2014 has definitely affected the market, with clients being more cautious in their spending. However, this is mostly impacting the lower and middle segments of the market.

"Purchasing power in the top segment is still high, and clients continue to look for high-quality pieces with strong provenance. We expect the market for great pieces in, for instance, porcelain and jades to remain strong.

"However, buyers are also diversifying their collection, showing increasing interest in other works of art, for instance bamboo carvings and bronzes."

Mark Slaats, Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art, London