Sell Your Asian Pictures & Calligraphy With Sworders

Asian Paintings Consignments


Interested in the value of your Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings, calligraphy or Modern and Contemporary 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.


In May 2021 an ink and colour on silk mountainous landscape carrying the signature and seal of Zhang Daqian sold at £20,800, while in November 2021 an ink on paper calligraphy, with a dedication and signature of Wu Changshuo sold for £26,000.



Selling with Sworders is Simple

Wondering how much your Asian Pictures and Calligraphy are worth? To receive a complimentary auction estimate, we offer the following convenient and confidential options:


Request An Estimate Online

Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with their auction estimate.

Meet With A Specialist In Person At One Of Our Offices

Contact Yexue Li to arrange an appointment - 

Valuation Days

Join us on one of our valuation days and discover the value of your works

Past Auction Highlights


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Meet Our Specialist


Yexue Li | Head of Department

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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Frequently Asked Questions


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 Asian pictures and calligraphy. Simply complete our online valuation form to request your complimentary auction estimate and receive advice on selling at auction.

There has been a surge in interest in contemporary Chinese and Japanese artists, including, but not limited to, Zhang Daqian, Liu Guosong, Yayoi Kusama and Toko Shinoda.

Send them to us! We are here to help! If you have a piece of Chinese or Japanese works of art that you think might have potential value, do not hesitate to send them to us, and we will do our best to help you!

The more, the merrier! We welcome as many details in as high resolution as possible, a photo of the whole item, the base, any signatures you can find, and any further details would help us greatly.

We have regular valuation events in London, Stansted and Hertford offices, please call or email us to book an appointment for your most convenient location. | 01279 817778