The Asian Art Department represents the extraordinary rich and diverse range of porcelain, jade, bronze, carvings and works of art produced across China and Japan. The market for Asian Art has grown significantly in recent years alongside the booming Asian economies, leading to exceptional results across all areas of collecting.
The department’s depth of knowledge, combined with the global marketing reach of Tennants, attracts buyers from across Asia and notable sale results are achieved. Indeed the department holds the house record for a single lot, a Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bottle Vase that was sold in 2012 for £2.6m having been discovered by Rodney Tennant on a routine house visit.
Asian Art is sold in our Fine Sales, held three times a year, and regularly appears in the Country House Sales and the fortnightly Antiques and Interiors Sales.
A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Bottle Vase, bearing six character mark of Yongzheng, but probably DaoguangSold for £2,600,000
A Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Floral Box and Cover, probably early Ming DynastySold for £65,000
A Pair of Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Elephants, Qing Dynasty, circa 1800Sold for £60,000
A Chinese Porcelain European Subject Vase, late 18th/early 19th centurySold for £90,000
A Chinese Porcelain "Hong" Punch Bowl, circa 1790Sold for £70,000