Why you should invest in Chinese Art of the 20th Century

Lazarus Halstead, Head of Asian Art at Chiswick Auctions, writes about the sometimes misunderstood value of Chinese art of the 20th Century.   With the boom in the Chinese art market in recent years leading to many pieces returning to China, both dealers and auction houses have complained about the difficulty in sourcing good quality … Continue reading “Why you should invest in Chinese Art of the 20th Century”

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Cats favourite sitting bowl, turns out to be 1425 £90k Ming Bowl

This 12in (30cm) blue and white bowl provided the most spectacular of a clutch of multi-estimate prices at an Essex saleroom on August 5-6. Good job that the family cat was obviously such a graceful creature, then – it was apparently one of its favourite resting places. If the moggy had destroyed that said vase … Continue reading “Cats favourite sitting bowl, turns out to be 1425 £90k Ming Bowl”

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Box of (Chinese) bits sold for £5500 on the-saleroom today

A Chinese porcelain mug, decorated figures, a cloisonné vase, two similar jars, and other ceramics

Charterhouse sale: Clocks, Coins, Stamps, Militaria, Collectors’ Items & Antiques Someone saw a bargain in Lot 25 at the Charterhouse sale in Dorset today – a box containing a Chinese porcelain mug, decorated figures, a cloisonné vase, two similar jars and other ceramics made a whopping £5500 hammer price through the-saleroom.com

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Six stunning brushpots with fortunes attached

The £150,000 bid that secured the large ‘Hundred Boys’ Zitan brushpot at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet on April 29 was a stunning five-times-top-estimate price. Rarity, craftsmanship, subject matter, material, artist, marks, seals, period and Imperial connections are all factors that can affect desirability and price. An Imperial piece from the Emperor’s personal collection created by … Continue reading “Six stunning brushpots with fortunes attached”

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