Asian Art Auction Success 27 Jan 2020 News

Bishop & Miller has held its first popular Asian Art auction of the year. With a room full of people and a very busy online bidding audience it looked to be a great start to this sale.

The auction had over 300 lots of fine Asian Art from Japan, India and China and had lots such as netsukes, okimonos, oriental deities, porcelain vases and Indian bronzes and paintings to name but a few.

Within this auction we saw some of the lots far exceed their estimates. One of the lots to do this was lot 190, a Chinese soapstone carved seated figure of Qing Dynasty from 19th Century. After ferocious bidding both online and in the room, the lot well exceeded all expectations when it finally went to an online bidder for £2,700 (including buyers premium).

Another lot that far exceeded expectations was lot 219. This lot was a pair of Chinese porcelain bowls, Kangxi style, decorated in polychrome enamels. This impressive pair of porcelain bowls was purchased for £3800 (including buyers premium).

Commenting of one of the outstanding lots of the day, Oliver Miller, Managing Director said: “We had a number of outstanding lots in our Asian Art auction along with the above two mentioned, my favourite of the surprises was lot 349, which was a collection of Chinese military and civilian orders. These watercolours on silk included a wide range of military orders and the lot was incredibly fascinating. We had a number of people view this lot prior to the auction so we knew it was a special lot and one to look out for.” Oliver went onto say: “It was great to see there was so much interest in this lot from both the room and online and when the lot sold for £11,000 (including buyers premium)  it was a fantastic result.”

The next auctions are our Silver & Objects of Virtue on Friday 7 February and our Fine Art & Antiques auction on Saturday 8 February.

The next Asian Art auction takes place in July 2020.

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