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Asian Art in London

Asian Art in London is an event that focuses on art and historic objects from across Asia. It takes place every autumn in the UK capital.

It started in 1998 and now hosts an array of dealer shows, auctions, receptions and seminars. Among the categories of works offered are Indian & Islamic Art as well as works of art from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. 


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.

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Asian art dealer previews: Chinnery goes large

11 October 2021

Depicting sinewy limbed bearers relaxing beside a mahannah, this work 'Palanquin Bearers at Rest' by George Chinnery (1774-1852) is considered the largest and most accomplished figure drawing of the artist’s long career.

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Asian art dealer previews: Tiger goddess

11 October 2021

This 19th century painting illustrates a scene from the Devi Mahatmya, a famous Sanskrit text centred on the figure of the Hindu mother goddess Devi.

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Asian art dealer previews: Jewels showcased in St James’s

11 October 2021

Asian antique jewellery specialist Sue Ollemans offers this Indian pair of early 19th century earrings made in Lucknow.

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Asian art dealer previews: Best practice

11 October 2021

One of Persian scholar Imam Ghazali’s (1058-1111AD) best-known works, Kimiya-yi Sa’ādat (The Alchemy of Happiness), was compiled late in his lifetime during a period of unrest between Sufi mystics and Islamic scholars – the former accused of overphilosophising Islam and neglecting the importance of ritual practices.

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Asian Art in London map: Indian & Islamic Art

11 October 2021

Asian Art in London: Indian & Islamic Art takes place from October 21-30.

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On the shortlist: Asian Art in London award nominees

11 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s Indian and Islamic season have been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. Winners will be announced on October 21.

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Asian art auction previews: Fringe benefit

11 October 2021

This Indian gold necklace with a fringe of ruby and imitation pearl drops and flowerheads of green paste and moonstone has a guide of £1800-2400 at Bonhams’ sale of Islamic and Indian art on October 25.

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Asian art dealer previews: Hund sculptures

11 October 2021

Made from fired clay, this 12in (30cm) high bust head of a bodhisattva comes from a little explored group of sculptures found at Hund, a small township on the ancient site of Udabhandapura in Pakistan, once the capital of the Hindu Shahi kingdom.

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Asian art dealer previews: Life in the rainforest

11 October 2021

Hummingbirds collect nectar against a colourful flora and fauna backdrop in this large 3ft (91cm) square oil on canvas, painted earlier this year by Sri Lankan artist Senaka Senanayake (b.1951).

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Asian art dealer previews: Krishna in child form

11 October 2021

Propped up against a huge bolster and bedecked in jewels sits Navneetpriyaji, one of the child manifestations of the Hindu deity Krishna.

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 19 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Asian art dealer previews: Splendour and worship

11 October 2021

Made from green chlorite mineral rather than bronze, this 8th century Kashmiri sculpture group represents the Hindu god Vishnu with his two attendants, Gadadevi and Chakrapurusha.

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Asian art auction previews: Burner as a bird

11 October 2021

Roseberys’ sale of Islamic, Indian Art & Antiquities on October 26 includes this large Seljuq bronze incense burner modelled in the form of a bird.

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Online bi-monthly magazine puts Spotlight on Asian Art in London

14 June 2021

Asian Art in London has announced the dates for its autumn 2021 season and the launch of a 60-page digital sales magazine called Spotlight.

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Illuminating an African royal dynasty in India

02 November 2020

An early 19th century royal manuscript produced for the Nawab of Sachin, c.1830, was given the Antiques Trade Gazette prize for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House when the annual Asian Art in London awards were announced last week.

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Pick of the week: Manuscript at Roseberys reveals a little-studied era

02 November 2020

As referenced in an inscription to the opening folio, this early 19th century manuscript – offered at Roseberys in south London – was produced for the Nawab of Sachin, Ibrahim Muhammed Yakut Khan I Bahadur (r.1802-53).

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Asian Art in London 2020 award winners announced

29 October 2020

In a ceremony broadcast online on Thursday October 29, Asian Art in London revealed the winners of its Outstanding Objects awards for 2020.

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Feast from the East: East Asian art in focus during latest events programme

26 October 2020

The East Asian tranche of the new-format Asian Art in London event runs from October 29-November 7.

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East Asian: Virtual realities as Asian Art in London adapts to Covid-19 changes

26 October 2020

While galleries remain open during Asian Art in London, the ever-changing world of Covid-19 restrictions means the internet has also become an important resource for doing business