Some interesting lots feature in Dreweatts 2-day sale

Over the next ten days, with the Asian sale season not yet upon us, four English auction houses have some very mixed sales with Chinese lots cropping up randomly. As we have a penchant here for the curious and the unusual, these general sales (often termed ‘Interiors’) seem to turn up intriguing items which have somehow not made it into the specialist Asian sales. For the buyer, that can be good news as occasionally it cuts down on the competition! H0442-L88863219 Lot 238 at Dreweatts Four large Chinese porcelain figures of Lenin, Stalin and Mao (43-67cm. high) probably dating from the late 1950s or the 1960s. Estimate £4-600. We wrote a couple of days ago about Duke’s upcoming sale on February 18 and 19 (http://chineseart.co.uk/auctions/some-interesting-lots-seen-at-viewing-of-dukes-sale/). Also Gorringes in Sussex (www.gorringes.co.uk) have an Interiors Sale on February 23 with many Chinese lots, and Dreweatts at Donnington Priory have an Interiors Sale on February 23 and 24 which boasts over 100 Chinese lots on the 23rd. On the 24th, they are selling the contents of Cherkley Court, the former home of newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook. Cherkley is a late Victorian mansion near Leatherhead in Surrey, bult in 1893 in the French chateau-style. It was bought by Lord Beaverbrook in 1911 and was filled with antiques and miscellanea. There are a few Chinese items and several lots feature ‘lamped’ vases and stands. One of these seems interesting to us. Lot 319 is a very large Chinese yellow ground baluster vase, probably early 20th century. Standing at nearly 54cm. high, the honeycomb ground encloses flower heads reserved with panels of Taotie masks and Buddhistic lion masks, the shoulders decorated with wufu and shou medallions. It is an imposing piece and is estimated at £600-900. Cheap, if it falls within that price range. 319 Lot 319 at Dreweatts  Large and imposing lamped vase.

We have just been made aware that Hannam’s (Selborne, Hampshire) also have a Fine Antiques & Collectables sale on February 18/19 which features a large number of Chinese items (www.hannamsauctioneers.com).

Gorringes’ £110,000 result demonstrates benefit of full cataloging!

Sussex auctioneers Gorringes sold a ‘very large’ 18th century Chinese scroll last week for a very respectable £110,000, against a pre-sale estimate of £60,000-80,000. In the context of this week’s Asian Art in London hoopla, they issued a separate Asian catalogue for those lots of Far Eastern origin in their antiques and collectibles sale.

The thoroughness with which the catalogue entry for the scroll was prepared must have contributed to the substantial price achieved. It is something of a model for the way such an entry might be prepared in a bid to extract the best price for an object. Although a large international auction house might catalogue a very significant item in such detail, it is unusual for an auctioneer outside the capital. The full entry can be found below. Other auctioneers might like to take note! Congratulations to Gorringes.

Lot   648  A fine and early Chinese scroll painting of the Hongs of Guangzhou (Canton), gouache on silk, c.1770, of unusually large size, painted with an early view of the European factories on Hog Lane, with the Danish, French, Swedish, English, and Dutch flags aloft with European and Chinese traders and officials outside, the Creek to the East of the Dutch factory, the foreground depicting numerous moored Chinese junks and trading vessels including a pleasure craft inscribed ‘Mingyang’ to the rear,  gouache on silk laid on a paper scroll,
image 91.5cm x 276.5 cm. Estimate £60,000-80,000
Provenance: Acquired by Alexander Hume, Supercargo with the Honourable East India Company in Canton (1758-64) and then Chief of the factory (1770-73), and thence by family descent.
Alexander Hume served in the Honourable East India Company for many years, with documents held in the East India Library stating that he was “third in council at Calcutta.” and then  “was for many years the Chief of an English Factory at Canton”. The painting, which dates from around 1770 was probably commissioned by Hume around the time of his promotion to Chief of the factory.  The date is confirmed by the as yet un-widened path separating the factories from the waterfront and the white Bourbon family flag, representing the French Hong, which was changed to the familiar tricolour in 1790.
The Career of Alexander Hume.
Alexander Hume served in the Honourable East India Company. The pedigree states that he “was for many years the Chief of an English Factory at Canton and third in Council at Calcutta”, but gives no dates. On October 8, 1993, the vendor visited the India Office Library to search for evidence of Alexander’s service in Canton, and if possible to find out when he was there. The records of the English Factory was are under the serial no. R/10. In document R/10/4. Diary and Consultations 1755-60. He found the following first mention of Alexander Hume:-
Consultations of Henry Palme John Burrow, George Mandevile. Thos. Lockwood. Robt Macket, Alexander Hume. Willm. Mackenzie, Joseph Harrington, Francis Wood & James Flint appointed supracargoes to transact the affairs of the Honble. United East India Company for the year 1758. “Consultations” were the detailed transactions between ships and the Company, which was represented by a “supracargo” who evidently went on board to supervise and document the loading and unloading of goods at the anchorage off Whampoa Island. In R/10/5 we find that on June 17, 1759:-   Mr Hume, on board the Wichelsea’, informed us of the death of Mr Macket
Consultations and letters were generally signed by many or all of the supracargoes, so presumably one can get an idea of rank from the order of the signatures. A consultation dated July 4, 1759, is signed “Thos. Lockwood, Alex Hume, Francis Wood”, but it seems that by 1764, after five or six years in the job, Alex Hume was fourth or fifth in rank. In January 1765 he “took his passage to England in the Latham”, but whether this was on leave or termination in of his appointment we do not yet know. However, he returned to Canton in 1770, for in the Letter Book 1770-74(?) R/10/7 Alex Hume heads the list of signatories to a letter dated November 20, addressed to the “Hon Council of Directors per ship Earl of Middlesex”. He must have taken over as Chief of the factory shortly before this, as the first signature on the previous letter, dated October 19 is “Steph. De Nisme.   Alex Hume was evidently Chief for at least the next three years, but on January 10, 1774 we find:-   Mr Hume takes his passage for Europe on board the Prime.
Whether this was final retirement, or a spell of leave I have yet to discover. In the following Letter Book for 1775-79 (R/108), there are no letters with his signature.
Official Correspondence.
The vendor visited the India office Library again on November 12.1993. He found on the open shelves. printed volumes of transcripts of correspondence between Fort William (Calcutta) and India House in London. From the indexes to the various volumes I found the following references to Hume:-   Vol.I
Alexander Hume, Director of the EIC 1737-48.  January 23, 1754. Supracargoos appointed for China, for the ships ‘Lord Anson’ and ‘Triton’: Messrs John Misenor, John Burrow. Alexander Hume, John Maplecroft.  November 29, 1754. Supracargoes appointed this season for the ‘Bombay Castle’ and ‘Prince of Wales’: John Misenor, Samuel Harrison and Alexander Hume, who were directed to continue in China for the year 1755.  December 29, 1756. Alexander Hume appointed Commander of the ‘Fox’ for consignments in the Coast and Bay. vol. II March 25, 1757. Alexunder Hume appointed Commander of the Fox’ in the Coast and Bay. November 11, 1757. The Company had decided to set up a permanent station in China to replace the numbers of separate commissions from Calcutta which had been found inconvenient. The following twelve supracargoes were appointed:-
CHIEFS  Henry Palmer        1st  in council  John Burrow        2nd  ”      ” George Mandeville 3rd   ”      ” Thomas Lockwood  4th  ”      ”
SECONDS  Robert Macket 5th  ”       ” Alexander Hume 6th  ”       ” Richard Paisley 7th  ”       ” William Mackenzie 8th  ”       ”
THIRDS  Joseph Harrington 9th    ”       ” Francis Wood        10th  ”       ” John Hull        11th  ”       ” James Flint 12th  ”       ”
Vol III
December 31, 1760. Alexander Hume appointed Captain of the ‘Fox’. He left Ingellee to proceed on a voyage to Fort St George on January 31. 1762. September 30, 1761. All supracargoes reappointed to the China Council for 1763.  December 17, 1762. All supracargoes reappointed for 1764.  December 30, 1763. All supracargoes reappointed for “the ensuing season”.
Vol. V
November 11, 1768. Capt Hume and the ‘Fox’ sailed for Bombay  November 10, 1769. Alexander Hume appointed this “season”, head supracargo in Canton and Resident in China for 1771
Vol. VI
January 4, 1771. Alexander Hume appointed Resident for 1772. # December 18, 1771. Alexander Hume appointed Resident for 1773  December 11, 1772, Alexander Hume appointed Resident for 1774.
Vols. VII-IX:
No references to Hume.
Vol. X
April 28, 1786. Alexander Hume obtained a licence to proceed to India as a Free Mariner. April 27, 1792. (Letter to the Council from Fort William.) Proscription order against Capt Mackintosh and three officers, including Alexander Hume, for flagrant delinquency on the ship ‘Fitzwilliam’
These records broadly confirm the previous findings about Alexander Hume’s years of service in Canton. His period as “third in council in Calcutta” almost certainly refers to the time before the establishment of the permanent station Canton in 1757. He was presumably absent from Calcutta during the revolt in 1756.
Clearly the first extract from Vol I refers to the uncle of our Alexander, who was MP for Southwark and elder brother of the first baronet Sir Abraham Hume. It was probably through him that his nephew received an appointment in the Company. A possible confusion arises over the Alexander Hume who was Captain of the ‘Fox’. We see from the family that Alexander had two first cousins with the same name. One of these was a son of the first baronet, Sir Abraham, and the other was son of Robert Hume, brother of Sir Abraham. and of our Alexander’s father, Peter, and also of the Alexander who was a Director of the HEIC.
In the card-index in the India office Library there is the entry:-
Alexander Hume, died November 11,1800 buried St. Laurence. Wormley, Herts.   Cmdr. EIC Maritime Service. Cousin-german of Sir Abraham Hume. Bart
After the vendor’s first visit to the Library he assumed that this referred to our Alexander, but following further investigations into parish records in England, was sure that this Alexander was Captain of the ‘Fox’ and the son of Robert. It was probably also he who obtained the ‘free mariner” licence for a trip to India in 1786.
It is inconceivable that either of these Alexanders was the delinquent on the ‘Fitzwilliam in 1792: However, our Alexander did have a son named Alexander by his frst wife,Ann (Anna?) Boughton, who might have been the culprit.
Literature: for a similar view almost certainly by the same artist see Conner, Patrick., ‘The Hongs of Canton’ (English Art Books, London, 2009), pp.42-43, pl. 2.17 and pl. 2.18.
According to Carl L. Crossman in his book Decorative Arts of the China Trade, 1991, there are similar paintings in the Peabody collection, Museum of Salem and the British Museum. He notes that the porch supports of the British Factory are still slender columns and not the enclosed arches with columns of the 1780s. In common with these two scrolls the Alexander Hume scroll is impressive in size and extremely accurate in detail and delicate in palette.
The image itself is in reasonable condition, with a number of creases running horizontally left to right particularly around the centre of the picture, there are some very occasional tiny flake losses to the paint to each of the flags, to areas of the Danish Hong on the left and to the figures on the walkway to the right of this, there is some slight paint loss to the boats next to the walkway a quarter of the way from the left edge of the scroll, there is some slight paint loss along a crease running along the arched colonnade of the upper tier of the Swedish Hong heading down diagonally across a Chinese Hong in the centre, there is smaller paint loss to the crease running across the British Hong at the top of the doorway across toward the Dutch Hong, there is a 11.5cm tear to the crease at the very right hand edge of the image level with the roof line above the creek to the east of the Dutch factory and some paint loss to the building in the creek, there is a later black speckled drip mark running in the sky above the Dutch Hong, approximately 26.5cm and a little bit more of a black speckle high in the sky two thirds of the way from the left of the image, there are a few black speckles in the water in front of the British Hong and some other occasional light staining and marking all over. The sea green painted silk laid on paper border has some occasional small holes and tears running from left to right three quarters of the length of the scroll, the last quarter there are considerable losses and detached pieces to the border particularly on the very right hand side, we do have the pieces but they are very brittle.  Ideally the purchaser would have the picture framed and mounted to conceal the damage to the border. Please see numerous extra photographs on our website which give a clearer idea of condition.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Gorringes Conditions of Sale.

Sold for £110,000

Asian art auctions – UK Nationwide January-December 2017

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January 21 Semleys, Shaftesbury Art & Antiques (incl. Asian) www.semleyauctioneers.com

January 25 John Nicholson’s Auctions, Fernhurst Fine Oriental Works of Art

January 25-6 Hannams, Selborne Fine Art & Antiques (incl. Asian) www.hannamsauctioneers.com

January 26 Capes Dunn, Manchester Decorative Art, European & Oriental Ceramics & Glass www.capesdunn.com

January 26 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk

February 21 Dreweatts, Newbury Interiors (incl. 60 Asian lots) www.dreweatts.com

February 23 Duke’s, Dorchester Ceramics, Glass & Furniture (includes 234 Asian lots) www.dukes-auctions.com

February 23-4 Hannams, Selborne Fine Art & Antiques (incl. Asian) www.hannamsauctioneers.com

February 28 Chiswick Auctions Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

March 1 Adam Partridge, Liverpool Antiques & Collectors’ Items with Oriental & Asian Works of Art www.adampartridge.co.uk

March 22 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com

March 22 Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh Asian Works of Art www.lyonandturnbull.com

March 30-31 Hannams, Selborne Fine Art & Antiques (incl. Asian) www.hannamsauctioneers.com

April 19 Capes Dunn, Manchester European & Oriental Ceramics, Glass and Ivories www.capesdunn.com

April 20 Tooveys, Sussex Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com

April 26  Mallams, Cheltenham Chinese Art www.mallams.co.uk

April 26 John Nicholson’s Asian Art Collection from the Estate of Maurice Collis www.johnnicholsons.com

May 5 Hannams, Selborne Two Day Sale including 500 lots of Asian Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com

May 8 Bonhams, London Knightsbridge Asian Art www.bonhams.com

May 9 Sworders, Mountfitchet Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk

May 9  Lyon & Turnbull in London Scholars’ Rocks: Fine Asian Works of Art www.lyonandturnbull.com

May 10 Sotheby’s London Asian Art www.sothebys.com

May 11 Eastbourne Auctions Oriental Ceramics (part of 3 day sale) www.eastbourneauction.com

May 12 Christies South Kensington Asian Art www.christies.com

May 13 Coldingham Borders Auctions, Berwickshire Art, Antiques & Collectables including Asian www.coldinghambordersauctions.co.uk

May 13 Clarkes Auctions, Semley General Sale with Asian www.clarkesauctions.co.uk

May 13 Semleys, Wiltshire Asian Sale http://www.semleyauctioneers.com

May 15 Chiswick Auctions Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

May 16 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Newbury Asian Art www.dreweatts.com

May 16-17 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk

May 18 Dukes of Dorchester Asian Art www.dukes-auctions.com

May 18 Ewbanks, Surrey Asian Sale www.ewbankauctions.co.uk

May 24 25 Blythe Road, London European & Asian Art www.25blytheroad.com

June 27 Roseberys, London Asian Art www.roseberys.co.uk

June 28 Capes Dunn, Manchester European & Oriental Ceramics, Glass and Ivories www.capesdunn.com

July 12 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com

August 24 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk

August 24 Hannams, Selborne Asian Art (part of general antiques sale) http://www.hannamsauctioneers.com

September 5 Chiswick Auctions Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

September 6 John Nicholson’s Fine Oriental Works of Art www.johnnicholsons.com

September 13 Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh Asian Art www.lyonandturnbull.com

September 14 Dukes of Dorchester Ceramics, Asian Art, etc.www.dukes-auctions.com

September 14 Eastbourne Auctions Fine Art & Antique Sale (Oriental section) www.eastbourneauction.com

October 4 John Nicholson’s Oriental Sale www.johnnicholsons.com

October 5 Toovey’s, West Sussex Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com

October 17 Kidson-Trigg Antiques, Art incl Asian www.kidsontrigg.co.uk

October 19 Tayler & Fletcher Antiques, Art incl Asian www.taylerandfletcher.co.uk

October 24 Chiswick Auctions Fine Oriental Sale www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

October 25 Mallams, Cheltenham Chinese Art (part of 2-day Asian sale) www.mallams.co.uk

November 6-7 Bonhams London Asian Art www.bonhams.com

November 7 Christie’s London, Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art www.christies.com

November 7 Sworder’s, Stansted Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk

November 8 Lyon & Turnbull, London Asian Works of Art www.lyonandturnbull.com

November 8 Sotheby’s London Important Chinese Art www.sothebys.com

November 8 John Nicholsons Oriental Art www.johnnicholsons.com

November 9 Bonhams, London Fine Chinese Art www.bonhams.com

November 9 Bellmans Art, Antiques incl. Asian Art www.bellmans.co.uk

November 9 Ewbank’s Asian Art www.ewbankauctions.co.uk

November 13 Chiswick Auctions London Fine Chinese Paintings & Asian Art I www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

November 14 Chiswick Auctions Asian Art II www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

November 14-15  Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art http://www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk

November 14 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Newbury Asian Art www.dreweatts.com

November 14 Kidson-Triggg Including Asian www.kidsontrigg.co.uk

November 15 Dreweatts Chinese & European Ceramics & Glass www.dreweatts.com

November 16 Dukes of Dorchester Asian Art www.dukes-auctions.com

November 16  McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art mctears.co.ukco.uk

November 16 Cheffins, Cambridge The Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk

November 22 Halls, Shrewsbury Asian Art www.hallsgb.com

November 22 Matthew Barton European & Asian Works of Art www.matthewbartonltd.com

November 29 Chiswick Auctions Fine Oriental Carpets & Rugs www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

November 30 Toovey’s Sale incl Asian Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com

December 5 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com

December 5 Roseberys London Asian Art www.roseberys.co.uk

December 19 Hansons, Derbyshire Antiques, etc. including Asian www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

 

January – November 2016 Diary Dates January 12  McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art  www.mctears.co.uk January 20 Bearnes, Hampton, Littlewood, Exeter Oriental & European Ceramics & Glass www.bhandl.co.uk January 22/3  John Nicholsons, Fernhurst Oriental & Fine Antiques www.johnnicholsons.com January 24 Semley Auctioneers, Shaftesbury Oriental & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.semleyauctioneers.com January 26  Capes Dunn, Heaton Mersey, Cheshire European & Oriental Ceramics & Glass www.capesdunn.com January 27 Hannam’s, Selborne Oriental Works of Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com February 18-19 Dukes of Dorchester An Important European Private Collection, Ceramics, Asian Art & Furniture www.dukes-auctions.com February 18-19 Hannam’s, Selborne Fine Antiques & Collectables  A general sale but with more than 200 Chinese lots www.hannamsauctioneers.com February 19 John Nicholsons, Fernhurst Oriental Sale www.johnnicholsons.com February 23-4 Dreweatts Donnington Priory Interiors Includes more than 100 Chinese lots www.dreweatts.com February 23 Chiswick Auctions, London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk February 23 Gorringes Interiors & Art Many Chinese lots www.gorringes.co.uk February 25 Tooveys, West Sussex Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com March 18 John Nicholsons, Fernhurst Oriental Sale www.johnnicholsons.com March 22 Lyon & Turnbull at Edinburgh rooms Fine Asian Works of Art www.lyonand turnbull.com March 23  Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com April 7  Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk April 21 Tooveys, West Sussex Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com April 27 John Nicholson’s Haslemere Oriental Sale www.johnnicholsons.com April 27/8 Mallams, Cheltenham Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Japanese art www.mallams.co.uk April 28/9 Hannams, Selborne Asian Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com

May 9 Bonhams Knightsbridge, London Asian Art www.bonhams.com

May 10  Sworders, Stansted Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk

May 10 Christie’s King Street Chinese Art www.christies.com

May 11 Sotheby’s New Bond St London Chinese Art www.sothebys.com

May 11 Halls, Kidderminster Shropshire Asian Sale www.hallsgb.com

May 12 Bonhams New Bond St London Fine Chinese Art www.bonhams.com

May 11/13 Christie’s South Kensington Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles www.christies.com

May 14 Railtons Wooler Northumberland Antiques Sale features 52 Chinese lots www,jimrailton.com

May 14 Semley Auctioneers, Shaftesbury Asian Art www.semleyauctioneers.com

May 16 Chiswick Auctions, London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

May 17 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art www.dreweatts.com

May 17/18 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk

May 20 Duke’s Auctioneers, Dorchester Asian Art www.dukes-auctions.com

May 24 25 Blythe Road Auctions, London European & Asian Works of Art www.25blytheroad.com

May 25  Gorringes, Lewes Asian Art www.gorringes.co.uk

May 25 Chorleys, Gloucester Asian Works of Art www.chorleys.com

May 31 McTears, Glasgow Asian Sale www.mctears.co.uk

June 21 Lyon & Turnbull at Crosshall Manor, Cambs. Fine Asian Art www.lyonand turnbull.com

June 21 Bonhams Knightsbridge Home & Interiors including Asian Art (144 lots) www.bonhams.com

June 29 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere Oriental Auction www.johnnicholsons.com

June 29 Roseberys London Asia: the art of symbolism www.roseberys.co.uk

June 30 Dreweatts, Donnington Priory Interiors (48 Asian lots) www.dreweatts.com

July 13 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com

August 9 McTears, Glasgow Asian Sale www.mctears.co.uk

August 11 Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk

August 23 Dreweatts, Donnington Priory Interiors (to include Oriental section) www.dreweatts.com

August 25 Hannams, Selborne Fine Antiques & Oriental Works of Art www.hannams.auctioneers.com

September 2 John Nicholson’s Fine Oriental Works of Art www.johnnicholsons.com

September 6 Chiswick Auctions Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

September 14 Plymouth Auction Rooms Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art www.plymouthauctions.co.uk

September 28-30 Bamfords, Derby Fine Art & Antique Sale (includes 200 lots of Asian art) www.bamfords-auctions.co.uk

Sdeptember 29-30 Hannams, Selborne Fine European & Oriental Works of Art (400 Oriental lots) www.hannamsauctioneers.com

October  6 Tooveys Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com

October 25 Dreweatts Castle Donnington Interiors (120 Asian lots) www.dreweatts.com

October 26 & 27 Mallams, Cheltenham Chinese, Japanese, Indian & Islamic Art www.mallams.co.uk

November 1 Capes Dunn, Manchester European & Oriental Ceramics, Glass & Ivories www.capesdunn.com

November 2 Bellmans, Winchester Asian Art www.bellmans.co.uk

November 3 Adam Partridge, Cheshire Asian Art www.adampartridge.co.uk

November 3 Hannams, Selborne Oriental & European Works of Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com

November 4 McTears Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk

November 5 Andrew Smith & Son, Winchester Asian Ceramics & Works of Art www.andrewsmithandson.com

November 7 Bonhams Knightsbridge, London Asian Art www.bonhams.com

November 8 Lyon & Turnbull in London at Asia House Fine Works of Asian Art www.lyonandturnbull.com

November 9 Christies South Kensington Chinese Ceramics, Art & Textiles www.christies.com

November 9 Sothebys London Chinese Art www.sothebys.com

November 9 Gorringes, Lewes Asian Art www.gorringes.co.uk

November 9 Halls, Shrewsbury Asian Art www.hallsgb.com/fineart

November 10 Bonhams New Bond Street, Fine Chinese Art www.bonhams.com

November 10 Ewbanks Asian & Eastern Art www.ewbankauctions.co.uk

November 10 Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions Antiques including Asian & Oriental Works of Art www.trscottishauctions.com

November 11-12 John Nicholson’s, Surrey Asian incl. Max Lowenson Collection (November 11) www.johnnicholsons.com

November 12 Semley Auctioneers Oriental & Islamic Ceramics www.semleyauctioneers.com

November 14 Chiswick Auctions London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk

November 14 Kidson Trigg Oriental Auction www.kidsontrigg.co.uk/auction

November 15 Bonhams Knightsbridge Home & Interiors including Asian Art www.bonhams.com

November 15 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Castle Donnington Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art www.dnfa.com

November 15/16 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk

November 16 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com

November 17 Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk

November 18 Dukes, Dorchester Asian Art www.dukes.com

November 23 Matthew Barton at 25 Blythe Road, London Asian Works of Art www.matthewbartonltd.com

November 24 Stride & Son, Chichester Oriental Ceramics & Works of Art www.stridesauctions.co.uk

November 25 Thomson, Roddick & Medcalf, Edinburgh Antiques including Oriental Art www.thomsonroddick.com

November 29 Sworders, Stansted Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk    

December 1 Toovey’s Asian & Islamic Ceramics & Works of Art www.tooveys.com

December 7 Roseberys London Asian Art www.roseberys.co.uk

December 7 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury London Oriental Manuscripts & Miniatures www.bloomsburyauctions.com

December 9 McTears Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk

December 13 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Castle Donnington Asian Ceramics, Furniture & Works of Art www.dnfa.com

 

 

PAST June to December 2015 Diary Dates July 7 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk July 8 Bonhams Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com July 14 Bonhams, Oxford British & European Ceramics, Glass and Asian Art www.bonhams.com July 30 Dukes of Dorchester Ceramics, Asian Art & Furniture www.dukes-auctions.com September 1 Chiswick Auctions, London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk September 15 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk September 23 Bonhams Knightsbridge Asian Art www.bonhams.com October 21 Mallams, Cheltenham Asian & Islamic Art www.mallams.co.uk October 30 Hannams, Selborne, Hants Fine Oriental Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com November 3 Capes Dunn, Manchester Oriental & European Ceramics & Glassware www.capesdunn.com November 5 Ewbanks, Send, Surrey Asian & Eastern Art www.ewbankauctions.co.uk November 5-6 John Nicholson’s Oriental Auction www.johnnicholsons.com November 9 Bonhams Knightsbridge Asian Art www.bonhams.com November 10 Sworders Mountffitchet, Stansted Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk November 10 Christie’s King Street, London Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art www.christies.com November 11 Christie’s South Kensington, London Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art www.christies.com November 11 Sothebys London Classical Chinese Furniture from a European Private Collection www.sothebys.com November 11 Sothebys London Important Chinese Art www.sothebys.com November 11 Halls, Kidderminster Asian Art www.hallsgb.com November 12 Dukes of Dorchester Asian Art www.dukes-auctions.com November 12 Bonhams, London New Bond Street Fine Chinese Art www.bonhams.com November 12 Cheffins, Cambridge The Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk November 13 Christie’s South Kensington Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art www.christies.com November 16 Dreweatts Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art www.dreweatts.com November 16 Sworders Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk November 16 The Swan at Tetsworth Asian Art www.theswan.co.uk November 17 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.com November 17/18 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk November 18 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art www.bonhams.com November 18 Peter Francis Auctioneers, Carmarthen Antiques & Fine Art To include Chinese ceramics www.peterfrancis.co.uk November 25-26 Mellors & Kirk Fine Art Sale Includes Asian Art www.mellorsandkirk.com December 1 Lyon & Turnbull (Edinburgh) at Crosshall Manor, Cambridgeshire Fine Asian Works of Art www.lyonandturnbull.co.uk December 9 Dreweatts Donnington Priory, Newbury Pictures, Asian & European Ceramics, Furniture and Works of Art www.dreweatts.com December 11 Hannams, Selborne, Hants Fine European & Oriental Works of Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com   January to June 2015 Diary Dates January 6 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Newbury, Berks Pictures, Ceramics & Asian Works of Art www.dreweatts.com January 20 Capes Dunn & Co., Manchester European & Oriental Ceramics, Works of Art and Glass www.capesdunn.com January 21 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, Surrey Oriental Sale www.johnnicholsons.com January 23 Hannam’s, Selborne Fine Oriental & European Works of Art www.hannamsauctioneers.com January 24 Semley Auctioneers, Shaftesbury, Dorset Oriental & Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art (part sale) www.semleyauctioneers.com February 10 Chiswick Auctions, London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk February 17 McTears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art www.mctears.co.uk February 19-20 Duke’s, Dorchester Ceramics, Asian Art and Furniture www.dukes-auctions.com Part Asian sale February 25 Gorringes, Lewes Fine Art, Antiques & Collactables (160 Chinese lots in a large 2-day general sale) www.gorringes.co.uk February 25 Bonhams, Knightsbridge Asian Art www.bonhams.com February 26 Dominic Winter, Cirencester Oriental Ceramics & Jade, Tribal & Sailor art, Silver, Jewellery & Furniture Part Asian sale www.dominicwinter.co.uk February 26 Tooveys, West Sussex Asian Art www.tooveys.com March 4-5 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere Oriental Two-Day Sale www.johnnicholsons.com March 6 Hannam’s, Selborne Fine Oriental & European Works of Art  www.hannamsauctioneers.com March 25 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art  www.bonhams.com/locations/EDI/ March 26 Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale www.cheffins.co.uk April 23 Tooveys, West Sussex Asian Art www.tooveys.com April 30 Mallams, Cheltenham Asian, Oriental & Islamic Works of Art www.mallams.co.uk May 5 2015 Chiswick Auctions, London Asian Art www.chiswickauctions.co.uk May 15 Dukes of Dorchester, Asian Art www.dukes-auctions.com May 19 Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet Asian Art www.sworder.co.uk May 20/21 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk May 29 Adam Partridge, Macclesfield Asian Works of Art & Musical Instruments An interesting combination sale   www.adampartridge.co.uk June 5 Hannams, Selborne, Hants Fine European & Oriental Works of Art  www.hannamsauctioneers.com June 10 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere Oriental Auction www.johnnicholsons.com June 15/16   Lyon & Turnbull, Crosshall Manor, St Neots, Cambridgeshire Asian Sale www.lyonandturnbull.com June 24 Gorringes, Lewes, Sussex Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables (including more than 300 lots of Asian art, mainly Chinese) www.gorringes.com   Past Auctions 2014 Winter-Spring 2014 January 21 Kidson-Trigg Auctioneers, Swindon, Wiltshire  Specialist Oriental and Silver, Jewellery, Objets d’Art & Collectables February 5 Gorringes, Lewes, Sussex  Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables (includes more than 100 Chinese lots) February 13 Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh Asian Art February 19 Bonhams, London Knightsbridge Asian Art February 19-20 John Nicholson Auctioneers, Haslemere, Surrey Oriental Sale February 27  Tooveys, Worthing, Sussex Asian and Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art February 28 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Donnington Priory Silver (not a Chinese specific sale but there are 13 Lots of Chinese silver) March 4 McTears Glasgow Asian Art March 7 British Bespoke Auctions, Winchcombe, Glos., Oriental Sale March 8 Paul Beighton Auctioneers, Rotherham Antique, Fine Art & Decorative (approx. 170 Asian lots) March 12 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Donnington Priory Interiors and Asian Works of Art March 20 Thomson Roddick, Edinburgh Antiques and Oriental and Asian Works of Art (includes approx. 100 Asian items) March 26 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art March 27 Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale April 2 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, Surrey Oriental Sale April 15 Kidson-Trigg Auctioneers, Swindon, Wiltshire Oriental Sale April 24  Tooveys, Worthing, Sussex Oriental Sale April 29 Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet Asian Art April 30 Mallams, Cheltenham Asian, Oriental & Islamic Art May 12 Bonhams London, Knightsbridge Asian Art May 13 Christie’s, King Street London Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art and The C Philip Cardeiro Collection of Chinese Art May 13 Mctears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art May 14 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Donnington Priory Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art May 15 Bonhams London, New Bond Street, Fine Chinese Art May 16 Christie’s South Kensington, Chinese May 21/22 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, Wiltshire  Specialist Chinese & Japanese Works of Art May 22/23 Chorleys, Gloucester Asian Sale May 29 Ewbank’s, Send, Surrey, Chinese, Japanese, and Eastern Works of Art, Ceramics, Costumes & Textiles May 31 Paul Beighton Auctioneers, Rotherham Antique Furniture, Fine Art & Decorative Objects A general 2-day sale with some 114 lots of Chinese interest on Day 1     June-December 2014 Diary Dates June 4 Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh Asian Art June 12 Thomson Roddick, Edinburgh Antiques & Works of Art Includes Oriental section June 19  Tooveys, Worthing, Sussex  Oriental Sale July 2 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art July 2 John Nicholson Auctioneers, Haslemere Oriental Art July 15 Kidson-Trigg, Swindon Specialist Oriental Sale July 22 Mctears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art August 14  Tooveys, Worthing, Sussex  Oriental Sale September 3 Crow’s Art Gallery, Dorking Asian & Islamic Art September 11 Bonhams London, Knightsbridge Asian Art September 5 Hannam’s, Selborne, Hants. Fine Oriental & European Works of Ar September 30 Mctears, Glasgow Asian Works of Art October 8 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, Newbury Asian Art, Paintings, Prints, Ceramics & Clocks October 9 Cheffins, Cambridge Oriental Sale October 14 Kidson-Trigg, Swindon Specialist Oriental Sale October 14 High Road Auctions, Chiswick Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables, to include a private collection of Chinese Works of Art October 14 Capes Dunn & Co, Manchester European & Oriental Ceramics, Works of Art & Glass October 22 Mallams, Cheltenham Asian, Oriental & Islamic Asian Art in London Series November 3 Bonhams London, Knightsbridge Asian Art November 4 Christie’s, South Kensington London Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art November 5 Sotheby’s London, New Bond Street Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art November 5 Halls Fine Art, Battllefield, Shrewsbury Asian Art Sale November 5-6 Brightwells, Leominster Autumn Two Day Fine Art Sale includes The Julia Gibbons Chinese Art Collection (57 items) November 6 Bonhams, London New Bond Street Fine Chinese Art, The Roy Davids Collection of Chinese Ceramics November 7 Christie’s South Kensington, London Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles   November 7 The Cheshire Saleroom, Macclesfield Chinese, Japanese & Eastern Works of Art November 10 Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art November 11 Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet Asian Art November 11 Kidson-Trigg, Swindon Specialist Oriental Sale November 12/13 Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Asian Art November 14 Dukes, Dorchester Asian Art November 19 Bonhams, Edinburgh Asian Art December 2 Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh Fine Asian Works of Art To be held at Crosshall Manor, St Neots December 3 Hansons Auctioneers, Etwall, Derbyshire Winter Fine Art Sale to include approx. 50 pieces of Chinese jade from Masalski collection December 4 Tooveys, Worthing, Sussex Asian & Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art December 9 Mctears Glasgow, Asian Works of Art December 10/11 John Nicholson’s, Haslemere Two Day Oriental Sale December 18 Wellers, Chertsey, Surrey Silver and Oriental Auction