From India to Japan by way of China, Korea and the countries of South-east Asia, Asian Art auctions provide a vast range of Far Eastern Art. Sculptures, paintings and objets d’art dating from the Neolithic period to the present day can be found in online sales, particularly treasures from the Middle Kingdom. These include ceramics from China's Tang and Song dynasties, blue and white porcelain from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, paintings from the Tang dynasty, horses from the Han and Tang dynasties and a wealth of scholars' objects.
In Asian Art auctions, enthusiasts will also find Buddhist gilt bronzes, Japanese prints and lacquer objects, Indian statuettes in bronze, Korean ceramics and more.
Did you know? Boosted by the rapid emergence of major fortunes in China, Asian Art has been steadily on the rise since 2005, and the passion for things Asian has galvanised the bidding from Hong Kong to Paris. For example, at the Hôtel Drouot in December 2016, a Chinese imperial seal from the Qianlong period (1736-1795), estimated at between €800,000 and €1 million, soared up to €21 boosted by the rapid emergence of major fortunes in million: a world record!
Composed of several subsidiaries, the Drouot Group is a major player in the art market. Hôtel Drouot, located in the heart of Paris, has been the world's largest public auction center since 1852. 15 salerooms are available to more than 70 auction houses. The emulation generated by an annual offer of 230,000 artworks from 21 major specialities - from Antiquity to street art - attracts some 3,000 visitors every day. The Group's digital platform, Drouot.com, offers digital sales - Live auctions (live broadcasting and participation in auctions), Online-only auctions (dematerialised auctions) and Buy Now sales (sales of lots at fixed prices). Nearly 2 million items are offered annually by 600 auction houses. Auction news is reported every week in La Gazette Drouot, the leading weekly magazine for the art market and culture published by Auctionspress.