Created in 2011, the Asian Art department benefits from the expertise and international reputation of Philippe Delalande. Alongside Shenying Chen, he has reinforced Artcurial’s position and influence in this field, guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of the pieces presented.
The department maintains privileged links with the most important collectors, guaranteeing them the highest standards of expertise. At the same time, sellers are assured of the utmost attention in the presentation of their collections – the marketing, the highlighting of the value and the securing of the highest prices at auction.
The market for Asian art has evolved rapidly over the years, with spectacular auctions highlighting the great specialities: porcelain, Buddhist sculptures, ancient bronzes, jades, paintings and prints from all regions of the Orient – China, Japan, Cambodia, India, etc. – from Antiquity to the present day.
Its growth is also driving bidders to fight for these remarkable objects, resulting in some impressive bids: in 2018, a bust portrait of Toshusai Sharaku fetched €616,600, well above its initial estimate, and in 2020, a grey limestone statue of a Bodhisattva was sold for more than €1.3m.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your objects and works of art from the Asian continent.
On 8th June, Artcurial will auction four important works by artists from the Hanoi School in its Impressionist & Modern Art sale: a rare Maternity by Le Pho alongside with an exceptional group of three works by Mai Trung Thu.
Among the works presented in the sale An Apartment overlooking the Seine, the collection of a Parisian amateur on November 25th, an exceptional pair of vases from the Qing dynasty stood out. Extremely rare, these two works bear the sigillary mark of the Qianlong emperor and belonged to Baron James de Rothschild.
On 25th November, Artcurial auctioned the private collection of a Parisian amateur. Among the highlights of the sale, a magnificent and rare pair of flask-form vases from the Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), and previously owned by Baron James de Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières, was presented. Remarkable Chinese porcelains and enamels, elegant 18th century pieces of furniture and works of art and an exceptional set of drawings by Théophile Steinlen completed this unique collection.
From 6th to 9th September, Lempertz exhibited a preview of key lots of African and Oceanian arts at Artcurial, that were then offered for sale on 25th January 2023 in Brussels.
Artcurial was pleased to present the sale of Sanyu, Brush Drawings on June 9th. Composed of 45 drawings from the Jean-Claude Riedel Collection, this set highlights the delicate work of this modern calligrapher.
25 nov. 2022
11 jun. 2021
21 Dec. 2020
Toshusai Sharaku (actif 1794-1795)
Portrait en buste (okubi-e) de l’acteur Morita Kan’ya VIII dans le rôle de Uguisu no Jirôsaku
23 may 2018
Rare gourde, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)
En bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés
13 Dec. 2016
A large ormolu-mounted, mother-of-pearl and tinted bone inlaid wood brush pot, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
11 Dec. 2017
08 jun. 2015
09 jun. 2014