The Asian Works of Art Department at Chiswick Auctions has experienced strong growth since its founding and it has a reputation as one of premier auction houses in the UK for sales of Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Korean and Southeast Asian Art. Notable success has been recorded within the specific fields of works of art and paintings across all categories. Showcasing Asian art from across all periods representing a vast historical timescale and broad category of objects.
For Chinese Works of Art, the major focus for is on works from the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, but works from earlier periods are also included such as neolithic jades and ancient bronzes through to figurative sculptures of the Han and Tang Dynasties. At the other end of the timescale, we also include contemporary Chinese paintings and works on paper as well as sculpture alongside our usual offering of classical paintings.
Our Japanese Works of Art section, includes a broad range of the representation of Japanese craftsmanship such as lacquer, cloisonne, ceramics, metalwork and okimono, predominantly from the Edo and Meiji periods but also including Taisho, Showa and Modern to Contemporary. Alongside the works of art, we also offer prints and paintings. Increasingly, the number and quality of Japanese art is a strong feature of our sales.
Recent successes include a Chinese cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century, sold for £10,000; a hanging scroll, Gourds, by Wu Changshuo, sold for £42,500; and a Chinese famille rose pink-ground basin, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century, sold for £7,500, all of which came from private collections and fresh to the market.
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