It's the eighteenth year of Asian Art in London, bringing together over 60 of the world’s top dealers, major auction houses and museums, and highlighting a wide range of antique and contemporary Asian art. This event will comprise of exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, collectors talks, auctions, study days and performances.
Following the UK-China Summit in London last June, the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange showcases the very best of British culture in China and vice versa. This year the Asian Art in London Gala Party celebrates this cultural exchange with support from the Chinese Embassy.
The winner of the Asian Art in London Award 2015, will also be announced on night of the Gala. 10 works of art are drawn from across the region, showcasing a wide range of materials and techniques. The prize will be judged by a committee including curators from the Ashmolean Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Below are a few examples of the shortlisted objects:
|Imperial gilt-bronze ‘dragon’ ritual bell, 1716, Chinese (Kangxi period) Christie’s London|
|Bidri hookah base, 1650–75, Indian (Deccan, Bidar) Simon Ray Indian and Islamic Works of Art|
|White marble Ganesh, mid 9th century, Afghanistan (Hindu Shahi/post-Gupta Period) Joost van den Bergh|
During this ten-day festival we are putting Grays on the map (and all year round!). Our dealers stock an incredible selection of Asian ceramics, silver, sculpture and art.
Below is just a small example of items our dealers have on offer..
|Chinese porcelain snuff bottle, Liu Hai, offered by David Bowden|
|Blue & white Chinese jar, c1622-1722, offered by Wheatley Antiques|
|Garuda 18th/19th century, bronze, solid casting, two parts, offered by Matthew Wood|
|Safavid tile, Persian, 17th Century, offered by Antique Choices|
|Rare Chinese helmet-shaped famille verte ewer, Kangxi (1662-1722), offered by A Guest & Gray|
|19th Century Chinese export Tu Mao Xing, solid silver, seven piece tea set, c.1880, offered by Pushkin Antiques Ltd|