Specialist Auction – 26th September 2023 – Chinese Antiques & Asian Works of Art.
Discover the value of your oriental treasures with a former Sotheby’s expert!
Plymouth Auction Rooms have played host to a number of Chinese Antique Valuation Days this year, in preparation for the inaugural auction in September. Many items of interest have passed through the saleroom doors including sculptures, paintings, vases, furniture, bronzes and porcelain.
Notably, a rare Ming Dynasty cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze six-lobed bowl and cover is expected to sell for up to £5,000 here in Plymouth. The exterior is densely decorated with stylised dark-blue dragons amongst green, yellow and white clouds.
Similarly, a Chinese tankard of tapered cylindrical form could sell under the gavel for a couple of thousand. Cast in relief with numerous figures greeting each other amongst pavilions and pagodas, this intricately designed piece features a serpentine handle in the form of a ferocious dragon.
With such high demand for Asian antiques underpinned by collectors from China, salerooms have produced incredible prices in recent years. Here at Plymouth Auction Rooms, we sold a rare pair of KANGXI birds for a remarkable £200,000 to an international collector. This secured interest in Chinese antiques and since then we’ve sold regular items of interest up into the thousands.
Our online sales platform taps directly into the worldwide market, putting your items in front of millions of people with specific interests. Now is a great time to bring your items along to the saleroom to meet our former Sotheby’s expert.
Whether you have a Chinese pot, an interesting painting or even an intricately carved piece of furniture, we are always happy to look and offer you a free valuation. If you can’t make it to the saleroom on the days listed above, you can always send us some images via WhatsApp or through our valuation form here. One of our auctioneers will take a look and get back to you with advice or a valuation estimate.
Selected entries will be offered for sale at the specialist auction of Chinese & Asian Works of Art in September. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the valuation days, please give our team a call on 01752 254740.