Oriental Works of Art
There has been an insatiable demand for Chinese works of art for several years, directly from the Far East, and it seems almost certain that this will continue for many years to come, as Chinese buyers attempt to buy back their heritage. Consequently this area yields the biggest surprises, and often very difficult to predict. Items in particular demand are Chinese porcelain, bronzes, silver, particularly from Hong Kong, and cloisonne enamel. The main buyers for this market are in China, but with competition from all over the world, and these items usually sell on the internet platforms.
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A Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha, height 40cmSold for: £6,500
Pair of 19th century Indian or Middle Eastern unmarked silver ceremonial cups of cornucopia form with buffalo masksSold for: £2,300
Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery Bactrian camel (618-906AD), the body painted with original pigment geometric designs, standing on a square baseSold for: £2,000
Chinese 18th century blue and white porcelain vase, hand painted mountain landscapesSold for: £10,000
Extremely fine Japanese cloisonne censor, Meiji period, with pierced lidSold for: £2,800
Antique Chinese blue and white bulbous vase, with hand painted court scene, possibly KangxiSold for: £4,000