The Oriental market is particularly buoyant at the moment, with incredible prices being paid for fine and early Chinese works of Art.
In the past five years we have discovered some enviable private collections and unearthed some incredible gems. These have included oriental furniture, Chinese silver, Imperial porcelain, Chinese textiles, white and spinach jades and amber. Perhaps one of our most fascinating finds came out of a supermarket carrier bag five years ago at a valuation day – a Qing Dynasty full tip rhinoceros horn carving. The owner had no idea how valuable the item was and was staggered that it eventually sold for £24,000 (plus premium)!!
The market for high quality Japanese works of Art is also strong. Shibyama, netsuke, cloisonné enamel, woodcut, 18th/19th century ceramics lacquerware and metalware are all selling well and achieving good prices at our auctions.
To find out more about our forthcoming auctions or discuss a potential consignment please contact one of the members of our team.
An 18th century Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup. Sold for £18,000 (plus premium).
A pair of 18th century Chinese blue and white ginger jars on fitted stands. Sold for £3,100 (plus premium).
A pair of 19th century Chinese hardwood chairs. Sold for £1,700 (plus premium).
A fine quality Meiji Period silvered and gilded metal Japanese presentation box. Sold for £1,500 (plus premium).