Eastern Delights: Asian Art & Antiques Sale Highlights 1 Jan 2019 News

Bishop & Miller, the region’s leading independent auction and valuation firm in the East of England, recently held its specialist Asian Art & Antiques in Stowmarket with the total of all auction items reaching over £68,000. A booming market in the Auction trade, sales were up almost 20% from last year’s Asian Sale. 

Highlights included in this specialist auction were the sale of a rare 19th Century Indian portrait depicting a Maharaja with scribes and attendants discussing a document (circa 1860) which fetched £4,200. This interesting piece sold to a collector in London. As well as an impressive Japanese Edo period black lacquer and gilt decorated cabinet (Lot 176) sold for £3,600 to a collector in California, USA. This special piece was part of the larger Ballardie Collection, a specialist collection which came from a collector in London. 

Lot 99, a Chinese porcelain ginger jar, possibly from the Kangxi period, sold for £1,200 and another stand out item included the beautiful Chinese five fold lacquered and gilt heightened floor screen (Lot 172) with each panel decorated with varying designs to include dragons and character marks which fetched £2,000 from a specialist collector from London. 

Oliver Miller, managing director of Bishop & Miller, said: “This auction was a great success with most items going for the top of the estimate or over, which is a great result for our clients. As an International auction house based in Suffolk, we’re proud of our global client and customer-base and the impressive specialist auctions we can hold.” 

Oliver continued: “The area of Asian Arts & Antiques is a booming market at the moment and that was evident from our recent Sale. It’s a really exciting specialism; we have seen an increase in bids from around the world such USA, Europe and of course, Asia.” 

Currently Bishop & Miller is consigning items for our other specialist Sales this year, particularly its Decorative Art & Design Sale which takes place in March. If you have anything that you believe could be of interest please do get in touch. Plus if you’re a budding collector, watch this space – Bishop & Miller have some real treasures going under the hammer this year. 

Visit www.bishopandmillerauctions.co.uk for all the details of our specialist Sales and how to consign items to auction, or contact the team on: Tel: 01449 673088 or Email: enquiries@bm-auctions.co.uk.

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