An Amazing Sale of Asian Art

The Specialist auction this week is a sale of Asian Art and is taking place on

The General sale will take place the following day on Tuesday 17th May, starting at 11am.


 The sale will include a wide selection of artworks across various categories. Including 69 lots (1-69) from the John Marriott (1921-2007) Collection, London. John Marriott was the only son of Major-General Sir John Charles Oakes Marriott (1895-1978), a British Army officer during WWI and WWII and his wife Maud Emily Wolff Kahn (1897-1960), the daughter of Otto Hermann Kahn, American investment banker, collector, philanthropist and patron of the Arts. John Marriott was a painter and keen art collector, mainly focusing on Asian art. He expanded the family collection with passion and attention to detail, together with his lifelong friend Count R. L. Sangorski (1940-2014).


Lot 32. GAI QI (1774-1829), attrib. Beauties in a garden. 105 x 34cm. Provenance: Guo Baicang (1815 – 1890) Collection [seal mark]; John Sparks, 9th February 1951. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000


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Viewing times 


Sunday 15th May 12-6pm


Monday 16th May 10am - 11am


For more information, please contact Lazarus Halstead, Asian Art Specialist, on +44(0)20 8992 4442 or

The next Asian Art sale will be on 6th September 2016, consignments are welcome for this sale.

Last week, our most successful Antiquities and Tribal Art sale to date took place and this Fragmentary Attic Black-Figure Siana Cup achieved £7,800 (incl Buyer's Premium).

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The next sale of this kind will take place on 14th September and we are currently welcoming consignments. Please contact Claudio Corsi for more information

Dates for your diary


Monday 16th May – Asian Art
Tuesday 17th May – General sale
Tuesday 24th May - Wine and Spirits followed by the General sale
Wednesday 25th May - Printed Books and Manuscripts
Tuesday 31st May - Designer Fashion and Handbags followed by the General sale
Tuesday 7th June - Fine Art followed by Silver and Objects of Vertu, followed by Stamps, Coins and Banknotes, followed by the General sale