Alastair Gibson Auctions

Alastair Gibson Auctions was set up by Asian art dealer Alastair Gibson and held its first live auction in London in November 2021. The firm specialises in European and Asian ceramics and works of art.

Gibson previously worked in the European and Oriental Ceramics department at Sotheby’s in London from 1992 to 2008.


Dealer buys second Celestial Cup at auction

01 April 2024

The latest sale of Fine Asian Art at Alastair Gibson Auctions in London included a particularly impressive example of 19th century Chinese export silver.


Provenance is key to cong result

02 January 2023

Neolithic jade congs – the inspiration for many pieces of Qing and later porcelain – are probably some of the most intriguing objects from ancient Chinese culture.


Chinese bone inscriptions star at Alastair Gibson

12 September 2022

Collection offered in London sale presented rare chance to buy fragments from Shang period

Silver hunting flask

Silver flask withdrawn from auction after Chinese government intervention

07 July 2022

A silver hunting flask taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War, which was due to be auctioned tomorrow (July 6), has now been withdrawn.

Silver hunting flask

Chinese anger at Summer Palace flask sale

04 July 2022

The Chinese government has written to a UK auction house to demand a halt to the sale of a silver hunting flask, taken from the Summer Palace when it was sacked by British troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War.


Xianfeng’s flask comes to auction

02 May 2022

Alastair Gibson Auctions has secured a remarkable Chinese imperial object with a Second Opium War provenance for a sale in London in the summer.


HG Beasley’s collecting odyssey since the age of 13

28 February 2022

Two Soloman Island clubs were catalyst to amassing of more than 10,000 artefacts


Gibson offers Asian auction

08 November 2021

Fashioned into a recumbent billy goat or deer, this diminutive Qing dynasty rhinoceros horn carving goes under the hammer in the inaugural live auction of Asian art from St James’s dealer Alastair Gibson of Gibson Antiques.


Alastair Gibson offers antique fans in timed online sale

25 May 2020

Gibson Antiques, owned by director of FACT Alastair Gibson, is selling a collection of antique fans at auction.