Asian Art in London
In its 17th year Asian Art in London will once again make the city the focus of the international Asian art market when it launches at the British Museum on 30 October 2014 with a Gala party and private view of the current exhibition, Ming – 50 Years that Changed China. Antique and contemporary art, ceramics and textiles from across Asia will be showcased.
Important auction viewings and sales of Asian art coincide with the ten-day fair in London at Bonhams, Christie’s, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury and Sotheby’s, and elsewhere at Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury and Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh. Many galleries, including Francesca Galloway and Brandt Asian Art will hold exhibitions of their recent acquisitions. A free lecture by Tim Williams of University College London on the challenges involved in mapping the Silk Road for the UNESCO-ICOMOS Silk Road project will happen at the British Library Conference Centre on 1 November 2014.
Silk embroidery, China, 18th century, 249 x 211 cm (98 x 83″), Jacqueline Simcox
Cinnabar dish, China, late Yuan to early Ming dynasty (14th century), 27 cm diameter, A & J Speelman
Figures from a marriage procession (73 pieces in total), caoutchouc, China, mid 19th century, Roell Fine Art
Figure of Guanyin the goddess of Mercy, ceramic, China, circa 1630, 24 cm (9″) high, Marchant
Military jacket with silk embridery, China, Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), Jacqueline Simcox Ltd.
Yakshi torso, North India, Kushan period, Mathura, 2nd-3rd century AD, Height: 43 cm JONATHAN TUCKER ANTONIA TOZER ASIAN ART, LONDON
A Cizhou-type black-glazed russetsplashed lotus bud jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), Height: 8 cm, PRIESTLEY & FERRARO, LONDON
Tonkotsu (tobacco pouch) and netsuke, Signed Hasegawa Ikko Japan, Edo period, late 18th-early 19th century, RÖELL FINE ART, MAASTRICHT, NL
One of a pair of polychrome and giltwood Bodhisattvas, China, Northern Song/early Jin period, mid-11th-mid12th century, Height: 135.5 cm, ESKENAZI LTD, LONDON
A wood netsuke of a snail, signed Shunshoan Toyomasa rokujuhassai saku (made by Shunshoan Toyomasa at the age of 68), Early 19th century, Width: 4.1 cm, Provenance: Teddy Hahn collection, ROSEMARY BANDINI, LONDON
Longpao court robe with embroidered dragons, clouds,waves, bats and flaming jewels, China, silk and gold, mid 19th century, Brandt Asian Art
Kesi panel, China, Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), 54 x 35 cm (21 x 14″), Jaqueline Simcox Ltd.