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).


We hold Valuation Days by appointment at our office located at Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

We can arrange home visits for larger consignments and are able to perform probate valuations. We are also offering to provide valuations by email if preferred.

For an appointment please call on 0208 468 1010 or email info@catherinesouthon.co.uk 

We will be holding a number of valuation days across the South East over the next few months. To make an appointment please call our offices directly:

Monday 18th July 2022 10:00am – 1:00pm
Reigate Community Centre, 53 High Street, Reigate, RH2 9AE

Tuesday 19th July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Beare Green Village Hall, Merebank, Beare Green, Dorking, RH5 4RD

Wednesday 20th July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2BE

Thursday 21st July 10:00am – 1:00pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Epsom, KT17 1UF




Forthcoming Auctions

14th September 2022 (closing for entries late July 2022)

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 17th November 2021

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results


A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below

Printed Catalogue