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Each year Sworders conducts two auctions dedicated to the sale of Asian Art. With an average sold rate of 85%, these sales are firmly established in the international auction calendar and are now fully previewed at Sworders London Gallery in the heart of the capital to coincide with Asian Art Week in London, when many leading dealers and collectors flock to the UK.
The department is headed by Yexue Li, whose experience growing up in China has helped shape her expert knowledge and understanding of the market. In 2019 she successfully identified a Chinese Imperial Famille Rose wall vase Qianlong (1736-1975) that had been purchased locally from a charity shop for just £1. Standing at a mere 19cm high, it sold it to a Chinese collector for £484,000.
Combining her specialist subject knowledge with an extensive network of contacts across mainland China and Hong Kong has contributed to the rapid growth and success of Sworders Asian Art sales.
Sworders offers a fully bespoke service from start to finish, including valuation services, comprehensive condition reporting, payment facilitation, and international shipping. An experienced marketing team works tirelessly to maximise exposure and all sales are promoted heavily across the leading social media platforms in China.
Further information about the specific categories within these sales can be found by following the links below. To learn more, or to discuss consignments, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our specialist team.
Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online form to enquire about the valuation of your items.
T: 01279 817778
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A 900-year-old bronze figure of a Buddhist deity smashed all expectations to bring £273,000 at our Asian Art sale on May 13.
16 May 2022
In our May auction of Asian Art we proudly present a rare consignment of Vietnamese contemporary fine art curated by acclaimed expert Raquelle Azran, with works from ten masters in their field including Phan Cam Thuong, Nguyen Bao Toan and Nguyen Quang Minh.
21 April 2022
Only a few select objects were required for the table of a Chinese scholar. There was an ink stone to grind up ink, brushes of different sizes for calligraphy, a brush washer for cleaning and a brush pot for storage.
24 March 2022