Asian Art

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An introduction to Asian Art at Dukes Auctions

The Asian Art market continues to show incredible strength and growth, with Chinese works of art dominating collector interest. World record prices are now commonplace for the best examples from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Of particular interest are the highly prized objects that once graced the interiors of the Imperial Palaces.

Head of Department, Lee Young, has considerable expertise selling in this volatile but exciting marketplace and has held Asian Art auctions both in North America and Asia. In 2016 Lee was responsible for the landmark sale of the Xuande Thornhill Stem Cup, which sold for £3.6 million on behalf of Staffordshire University in Hong Kong, gaining international attention.

The department holds two sales a year, which include porcelain, bronzes, jade, lacquer, paintings, scrolls, textiles and furniture, predominantly from China, Japan and Korea.

Specialist: Lee Young