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).


Forthcoming Valuation Days (please call our offices to make an appointment):

Tuesday 18th January 2022 10am – 2pm, Tunbridge Wells Garden Centre, Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8HR

Friday 21st January 2022 10am – 2pm, Tenterden Town Hall, 24 High Street, Tenterden, TN30 6AN

Tuesday 22nd February 2022 10am – 1pm, Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, SE3 7SE

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 are delighted to announce that we are able to welcome clients back into our office for valuations, please call to arrange an appointment 0208 468 1010.

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



Forthcoming Auctions

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Auction Catalogue 2nd February 2022

Closed for entries

April 2022

Closing for entries early March 2022.

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions

Wednesday 17th November 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Friday 24th September 2021
Transport and Westminster signs
Online timed auction

Wednesday 15th September 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 9th June 2021
Antiques & Collectables – Online live auction

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Single Owner Collection of Ancient & British Coins
Online timed auction

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