Dealers

Dealers come in all shapes and forms, from small sole-traders to powerhouse galleries. Both play an integral role in the art and antiques market.

They often specialise in a given fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but there are also plenty of general dealers operate across different categories.

Mughal spectacles

Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.

c.1770 commode

Midlands furniture dealer sells 18th century commode to Temple Newsam in Leeds

19 October 2021

Thomas Coulborn & Sons has celebrated BADA Week by announcing the sale of an 18th century commode to Leeds Museums & Galleries for close to £200,000.

Bernard Leach dish

British studio ceramics feature in US collection coming to auction

18 October 2021

The studio pottery collection of the late US dealer Dr John Driscoll will be offered at Phillips in conjunction with specialist Maak.

Longquan Celadon Pear Shaped Vase

Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

A Jade Ewer

Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

A Pair Of Chinese Vases

Rare example of vases dated to a particular year

18 October 2021

This pair of 12in (30cm) high meiping-shaped vases bear the year 1701, making them one of the few dated pieces of Chinese porcelain to exist.

Porcelain Figures Of A Jewish Man And Woman

From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

Ming Bronze Incense Burner

Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

A Large Artwork Made From Paper, Gold Leaf And Ink

Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

A Bronze Head Of Buddha

Sensitive carving shown on bronze head of Buddha

18 October 2021

This bronze head of Buddha, formerly in a private Belgium collection since the 1970s, is priced at £75,000 from Antwerp gallery Marcel Nies Oriental Art.

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Eastern promise: Asian Art in London award nominees announced

18 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season have been announced.

A Glazed Zodiac Animal Figure

Human body and a horse’s head in harmony

18 October 2021

The Tang dynasty, considered a golden age of reform and cultural advancement in China lasting from 618-907, is the focus of Eskenazi’s exhibition .

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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PE teacher leaps to pop-up antiques shop

18 October 2021

A former PE teacher who quit his job to sell antiques full time has started a pop-up shop in the magnificent Art Nouveau-inspired Royal Arcade in Norwich.

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The web shop window: a Japanese pipe case

18 October 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Meiji Period Iron Incense Burner

Incense burner topped by a dog and ball

18 October 2021

This Meiji period iron incense burner from Japan was made using nunome zogan: the art of inlaying different metals into one another.

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Vote of confidence for St James’s with Asian art dealers moving to the area

18 October 2021

A group of Asian art dealers have committed to new spaces in St James’s.

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Textiles take Somerset centre stage

18 October 2021

Thirty-five handpicked textiles dealers from across the UK will be converging at the Cheese & Grain, an arts community venue in Frome, Somerset.

15th Century Chinese Silk Brocade Geometric Panel

Geometric furnishing fabric

18 October 2021

Chinese textiles specialist Jacqueline Simcox is selling this 15th century Chinese silk brocade geometric panel, priced at £20,000.

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