A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose wall vase, Qianlong (1736-1795)
Interested in the value of your Chinese, Japanese, or Himalayan works of art? Sworders specialists are here to help you understand the auction potential of your Asian Art. Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our simple online valuation form and we will be in touch with your complimentary auction estimate.
As a member of Asian Art in London, we hold two specialist sales a year, with a total of over £1,000,000 and an average sold rate of 85% sold. All auctions are 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, headed by Yexue Li, discovered a 19th century zitan wood brush pot which was previously being used as a doorstop, it sold for £195,000 (inc. fees) and 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 (inc. fees).
Wondering how much your Chinese, Japanese, or Himalayan works of art are worth? To receive a complimentary auction estimate, we offer the following convenient and confidential options:
Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with their auction estimate.
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Join us on one of our valuation days and discover the value of your works
Yexue Li’s experience growing up in China helped to shape her expert knowledge and understanding of the current Asian Art market. She furthered her expertise by studying Fine Art in America, then completing a Masters degree in East Asian Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
In 2013 she joined Sworders and worked closely with ceramics and Asian artefacts expert David Battie. Following his passion and legacy, she built up a broad knowledge of jade carvings, paintings, and Buddhist sculptures.
As a bilingual speaker, Yexue maintains an extensive network of contacts across mainland China and Hong Kong and has been pivotal in the rapid growth and success of Sworders Asian Art sales.
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Throughout the year, fine Asian art and antiquities are constantly in demand by collectors and connoisseurs. With sales happening twice a year, Sworders is always available to help you sell your Chinese art and antiques. Simply complete our online valuation form to request your complimentary auction estimate and receive advice on selling.
We are here to help! Our specialists are very happy to provide you with a valuation or probate of your collection. You never know, you might have a life-changer in the bottom of your drawer!
We are always on the lookout for Chinese and Japanese ceramics, textiles, bronzes, jades, paintings, Buddhist sculptures and other works of art. Simply take a photo of your pieces, send them to our specialists and we will reply with an auction valuation!