Asian Art

The power and strength of Asian art, from time immemorial to the 1920s

The department covers all kinds of objects (ceramics, bronzes, prints, ivories, petradura…) from throughout Asia (India, Japan, China, Cambodia), just as likely to date from antiquity as from the 10th, 18th or 20th centuries.

This is a vibrant market attracting international vendors and buyers.

Some recent bids

Gourde en bronze doré et émaux cloisonnés, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)
A gilt bronze and cloisonne enamel water pot, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796)
17,5 cm (7 in.) x 20,7 cm (8 in.) x 11,4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
257 000 €, 13 December 2016
Sculpture du bouddha Amitabha en bronze laqué or, Chine, époque Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle
A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of buddha Amitabha seated on a lotus base, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
75 cm (29 1/2 in.)
78 000 €, 13 December 2016
Brûle-parfums couvert en bronze partiellement doré, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle
A parcel gilt bronze censer and cover, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century 
18,2 cm (7 1/4 in.)
19 500 €, 13 December 2016
Statue de Guanyin et enfant en bronze partiellement doré et laqué, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle
A parcel gilt and lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin and child, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century 
53 cm (20 3/4 in.)
49 400 €, 13 December 2016
Coffre en bois laqué et incrusté de nacre, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle
A large mother-of-pearl inlaid and lacquered chest, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
69,4 x 91 x 56 cm (27 1/4 x 35 3/4 x 22 in.)
18 200 €, 13 December 2016
Coffre en bois laqué et incrusté de nacre, Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle
An album of forty paintings, ink and colour on paper, China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century 
30,6 x 20,9 cm (12 x 8 1/4 in.)
31 200 €, 13 December 2016
Sanyu (Chang Yu) (1901-1966)
Sanyu (Chang Yu) (1901-1966)
Ink on paper framed
24 x 26 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
31 200 €, 13 December 2016
Statue de Tsongkhapa en bronze doré, Tibet, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle
A gilt bronze figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 18th-19th century
20,8 cm (8 1/4 in.)
39 000 €, 13 December 2016
Statuette de Vajrapani en bronze doré, Tibet, XVIIIe siècle
A gilt bronze figure of Vajrapani, tibet, 18th century
19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
45 500 €, 13 December 2016
A carved jadeite figure of Guandi, China, late 19th - early 20th century
A carved jadeite figure of Guandi, China, late 19th - early 20th century
Height: 12 cm (4 1/2 in.)
36 400 €, 21 June 2016
A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Sino-Tibetan, 15th century
A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Sino-Tibetan, 15th century
Height: 15 cm (6 in.)
89 800 €, 21 June 2016
A blue and white ming style porcelain bowl, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)
A blue and white ming style porcelain bowl, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)
∅: 17,1 cm (6 3/4 in.)
54 600 €, 21 June 2016
A blanc de Chine porcelain figure of an immortal, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
A blanc de Chine porcelain figure of an immortal, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
Height: 37 cm (14 1/2 in.)
71 200 €, 21 June 2016
A bronze figure of a monk, Tibet, 16th century
A bronze figure of a monk, Tibet, 16th century
Height: 24 cm (9 1/2 in.)
24 700 €, 21 June 2016
A pair of 'mille fleurs' famille rose porcelain cups, China, republic period (1912-1949)
A pair of 'mille fleurs' famille rose porcelain cups, China, republic period (1912-1949)
Height: 6,5 cm (2 1/2 in.)
41 600 €, 21 June 2016
A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century
A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 18th century
Height: 8,5 cm (7 1/4 in.)
49 400 €, 21 June 2016
A carved celadon jade and gilt bronze belt-buckle, China, Yuan - Ming dynasty
A carved celadon jade and gilt bronze belt-buckle, China, Yuan - Ming dynasty, 14th century for the jade and Qianlong period (1736-1795) for the gilt bronze mounting
Lenght: 9,5 cm (3 1/2 in.)
23 400 €, 21 June 2016
Two bronze figures of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century
Two bronze figures of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century
Height: 27 et 28 cm (10 1/2 and 11 in.)
28 600 €, 21 June 2016
A parcel-gilt bronze double-gourde form censer and cover, China, 17th Century
A parcel-gilt bronze double-gourde form censer and cover, China, 17th Century
Height: 15,3 cm (6 in.)
55 120 €, 15 December 2015
A pair of pale celadon jade carved panels, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
A pair of pale celadon jade carved panels, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Height: 24,3 cm (9 1/2 in.) x 18 cm (7 in.)
324 200 €, 15 December 2015
A large pair of blue and white porcelain jars and covers with gilt wood stands, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
A large pair of blue and white porcelain jars and covers with gilt wood stands, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)
79 cm (31 in.)
45 200 €, 15 December 2015
A rare and large white glaze ovoid gui dragon jar, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795)
A rare and large white glaze ovoid gui dragon jar, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795)
Height: 49 cm (19 in.)
31 200 €, 15 December 2015
An enamelled famille rose whiteground stupa, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795) - Jiaqing period (1796–1820)
An enamelled famille rose whiteground stupa, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795) - Jiaqing period (1796–1820)
Height: 38 cm (15 in.)
163 000 €, 15 December 2015
A large iron-red and famille rose porcelain dragon jardiniere, China, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875–1908)
A large iron-red and famille rose porcelain dragon jardiniere, China, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875–1908)
Height: 29,5 cm (11 1/2 in.)
∅: 27 cm (10 1/2 in.) 
32 500 €, 15 December 2015
Le Pho (1907-2001) Ink and color on silk
Le Pho (1907-2001) Ink and color on silk
20,8 x 16,5 cm (8 x 6 1/2 in.)
28 600 €, 15 December 2015
A rare gilt bronze “Avalokitesvara and Qilin” group, China, Ming dynasty, early 16th century
A rare gilt bronze “Avalokitesvara and Qilin” group, China, Ming dynasty, early 16th century
Height: 19,8 cm (7 3/4 in.)
125 800 €, 15 December 2015
A large grey stone head of buddha, China, early Tang dynasty, 7th century
A large grey stone head of buddha, China, early Tang dynasty, 7th century
Height: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
76 200 €, 15 December 2015
A carved and inscribed pale celadon and rusted jade snuff bottle, China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th century
A carved and inscribed pale celadon and rusted jade snuff bottle, China, Qing Dynasty, late 18th century
Height: 7,7 cm (3 in.)
16 900 €, 8 June 2015
A pair of carved spinach green jade plaques, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
A pair of carved spinach green jade plaques, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
∅: 22,8 cm (9 in.)
14 300 €, 8 June 2015
A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century
A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century
11,5 cm (4 1/2 in.) x 18,5 cm (7 1/4 in.)
Weight: 444 gr.
132 000 €, 8 June 2015
A large cinnabar lacquer 'shou' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
A large cinnabar lacquer 'shou' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
∅: 39 cm (15 1/4 in.)
94 800 €, 8 June 2015
A blue and white yellow ground porcelain bowl, China, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)
A blue and white yellow ground porcelain bowl, China, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)
Height: 6 cm (2 1/4 in.) - ∅: 13,2 cm (5 1/4 in.)
22 100 €, 8 June 2015
A large carved coral group, China
A large carved coral group, China
33 cm (13 in.) x 40,5 cm (16 in.)
23 400 €, 8 June 2015
A very rare carved zitan and ivory lions group, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
A very rare carved zitan and ivory lions group, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
11,2 cm (4 1/4 in.) x 17,5 cm (6 3/4 in.) 
392 400 €, 8 June 2015
An important carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century-early 18th century
An important carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century-early 18th century
16,5 cm (6 1/2 in.) x 16,9 cm (6 3/4 in.)
Weight: 422 gr.
163 000 €, 8 June 2015
A copper red decorated 'three fish' stem cup, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)
A copper red decorated 'three fish' stem cup, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)
Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
∅: 15,5 cm (6 in.)
70 000 €, 8 June 2015
A bamboo veneer brushpot, China, late Qing dynasty
A bamboo veneer brushpot, China, late Qing dynasty
Height: 17,3 cm (6 3/4 in.) 
26 000 €, 8 December 2014
A large rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, early 18th century
A large rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, early 18th century
11,8 cm (4 1/2 in.) x 16,4 cm (6 1/2 in.). Weight: 392 gr.
91 100 €, 8 December 2014
Tête de Bouddha en pierre grise sculptée, Chine, dynastie Tang (618-907)
Tête de Bouddha en pierre grise sculptée, Chine, dynastie Tang (618-907)
Height: 18 cm (7 in.)
32 500 €, 8 December 2014
An important scroll of 24 rubbings on the rice cultivation, Yuzhi Gengzhi Tu, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1769
An important scroll of 24 rubbings on the rice cultivation, Yuzhi Gengzhi Tu, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1769
Dimensions de chaque planche : 31,3 x 52 cm (12 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)  Dimensions totales : 38,5 x 1854 cm (15 1/4 x 703 in.)
51 400 €, 8 December 2014
A pair of famille rose turquoise ground cylindrical vases, China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)
A pair of famille rose turquoise ground cylindrical vases, China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang mark and period (1821-1850)
Height: 29,8 cm (11 3/4 in.)
39 000 €, 8 December 2014
A collection of eight jade seals in a zitan wood box, China, Ming to Qing dynasty
A collection of eight jade seals in a zitan wood box, China, Ming to Qing dynasty
Dimension du coffret : 8,6 x 14,3 x 8,4 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Hauteurs des cachets: de 2,2 cm à 2,8 cm (0 3/4 in. to 1 in.)
88 600 €, 8 December 2014
An important cast iron figure of Budai, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century
An important cast iron figure of Budai, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century
Height: 70,5 cm (27 3/4 in.)
31 200 €, 8 December 2014
A carved green jade buffalo, China, late Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
A carved green jade buffalo, China, late Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Length: 18,5 cm (7 1/4 in.)
36 400 €, 8 December 2014
A small famille rose porcelain cup, china, Republic period (1912-1949)
A small famille rose porcelain cup, china, Republic period (1912-1949)
Height: 6 cm (6 1/4 in.)
20 800 €, 8 December 2014
A red and gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century
A red and gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century
Height: 59 cm (23 1/4 in.)
51 400 €, 9 June 2014
A gilt bronze figure of Karmapa, Tibet, 16th-17th century
A gilt bronze figure of Karmapa, Tibet, 16th-17th century
Height: 20,4 cm (8 in.)
26 000 €, 9 June 2014
A gilt-bronze and cloisonne enamel bowl, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)
A gilt-bronze and cloisonne enamel bowl, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)
∅: 16,3 cm (6 1/2 in.)
36 400 €, 9 June 2014
A large famille rose porcelain plaque mounted as a table screen, China, Qing dynasty, first half of the 19th century
A large famille rose porcelain plaque mounted as a table screen, China, Qing dynasty, first half of the 19th century
Plaque : 38 x 70 cm (15 x 20 1/2 in.)
Ecran : 66 x 79,5 cm (26 x31 1/4 in.)
40 240 €, 9 June 2014
A lacquered wood figure of Buddha, China, Yuan dynasty - Ming dynasty, 15th century
A lacquered wood figure of Buddha, China, Yuan dynasty - Ming dynasty, 15th century
Height: 42 cm (16 1/2 in.)
53 880 €, 9 June 2014
A mother-of-pearl, ivory and lacquer inlaid bamboo fan, and its woven silk case, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1826)
A mother-of-pearl, ivory and lacquer inlaid bamboo fan, and its woven silk case, China, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1826)
Length: 31 cm (12 1/4 in.)
39 000 €, 9 June 2014
An imperial yellow silk dragon cushion cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
An imperial yellow silk dragon cushion cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
94 x 73 cm (37 x 28 3/4 in.)
37 700 €, 9 June 2014
A very rare and important rhinoceros horn raft-form pouring vessel, China, Qing dynasty, 17th Century, with later added inscription
A very rare and important rhinoceros horn raft-form pouring vessel, China, Qing dynasty, 17th Century, with later added inscription
Length: 26,8 cm (10 1/2 in.) Width: 10,5 cm (4 in.) Weight: 386 gr.
373 800 €, 9 June 2014
A rare uncut imperial embroidered blue silk twelve-symbol nine-dragon robe, Jifu, china, Qing dynasty, early 19th Century
A rare uncut imperial embroidered blue silk twelve-symbol nine-dragon robe, Jifu, china, Qing dynasty, early 19th Century
dimensions d'un côté : 154 x 120 cm (60 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.)
119 600 €, 9 June 2014
The conquests of the emperor Qianlong, the North West conquest
The conquests of the emperor Qianlong, the North West conquest
51 (20 1/4 in.) x 87 cm (34 3/4 in.)
187 674 €, 11 June 2013
A carved pale celadon jade vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
A carved pale celadon jade vase and cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period
Height: 22 cm. (8 1/2 in.)
522 258 €, 10 December 2013
A carved pale celadon jade moon flask, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
A carved pale celadon jade moon flask, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Height: 14,3 cm. (5 3/4 in.)
45 166 €, 10 December 2013
A carved russet and celadon jade mountain, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century
A carved russet and celadon jade mountain, China, Ming dynasty, 17th century
Height: 22,5 cm. (9 in.)
69 950 €, 10 dDecember 2013
A carved agalloch wood ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
A carved agalloch wood ruyi scepter, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Length: 54 cm. (21 1/4 in.)
55 080 €, 10 December 2013
Part of a ceremonial suit of armor, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Part of a ceremonial suit of armor, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Longueur du tablier: 97,5 cm. (38 3/8 in.) largeur de la veste: 207,5 cm. (81 3/4 in.) 
53 840 €, 10 December 2013
A rhinoceros horn figure of Bodhidharma, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century
A rhinoceros horn figure of Bodhidharma, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century
Height: 14,5 cm. (5 3/4 in.) Weight: 164 gr.
385 946 €, 10 December 2013
A rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century
A rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century
Height: 10 cm. (4 in.) ; Length: 17,5 cm. (6 3/4 in.) Weight: 278 gr.
138 106 €, 10 December 2013
A rare travelling Huali table, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
A rare travelling Huali table, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Table fermée : 15,7 cm. (6 1/4 in.) x 86 cm. (33 3/4 in.) x 30,5 cm. (12 in.)
52 601 €, 10 December 2013

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A rare and large lacquered bronze figure of an eleven-headed and multi-armed Avalokitesvara, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

A rare and large lacquered bronze figure of an eleven-headed and multi-armed Avalokitesvara, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Height: 136 cm (53 1/2 in.) Width: 105 cm (41 1/4 in.) profondeur : 60 cm (23 1/2 in.) 
745 800 €, 9 June 2014

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