Chinese Art Auction Market Index
Major Auction Houses Specializing in Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, Ceramics & Decorative Arts
United States & Hong Kong: Sotheby's | Christie's | Bonhams | Doyle New York / Freeman's PA
Beijing: China Guardian | Poly International / Hanhai | Rong Baozai | Forever-Christie's |
Shanghai: Sotheby's / Shanghai Internations | Chongyuan | Jiatai | Xiling Hangzhou | Shizhu zhai Nanjing| Jiangheng Nanjing |
Auction Houses Specializing in Asian Art
Asian Arts and Crafts: Sotheby's | Christie's | Bonhams & Butterfield (London) | Lempertz (Cologne) | Tajan (Paris) | Nagel (Stuttgart) |
Oil Painting and Sculpture: Beijing Huachen | Shanghai Chongyuan | Guangzhou Guardian |
Thangka and Buddhist Art: Sotheby's/ Christie's/ Gutianyi Beijing | Wenwu Tianjin | Jinhua Shanghai | Poly International Beijing | China Guardian |
Rare Books: Poly International Beijing | China Guardian | Shanghai International | Shanghai Jiatai | Beijing Duo Yun Xuan | Shanghai Chongyuan |
Asian Art and Antique Dealers
United States: Sotheby's (NY) specializing in Asian Arts in general; Christie's (NY) specializing in Asian Art in general; Berwald Oriental Art (NY) sepcializing in ceramics; Puyun(NY) specializing in ceramics;J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art (NY) specializing in Chinese ceramics; Rossi and Rossi (NY) sepcializing in Asian Art, Chinese paintings and sculptures. Anthony Lin (NY) specializing in Asian Art; Ghangkhar Ah-Nhey Asian Arts (NY) specializing in Asian Textiles.
Europe: Nagel (Stuttgart) specializing in Asian arts and crafts in general; Bonhams & Butterfield (London) specializing in Asian arts and crafts, decorative arts. Lempertz (Cologne) specializing in Asian decorative arts. Tajan (Paris) specializing in Asian arts and handicrafts in general. Christie's (HK) specializing in Asian Art in general; Maastricht 07 (The Netherlanlds) specializing in ceramics, bronzes, and sculptures.
Hong Kong: Sotheby's (HK) specializing in Asian Arts in general; Christie's (HK) specializing in Asian Art in general; Ming Mai Gallery (HK) specializing in Chinese decorative arts (furniture, sculpture and stone carvings). Treasure (HK) specializing in Chinese art, with an emphasis on Chinese paintings and calligraphy.
Taiwan: Jiyuan Chun Gai Arts Center (Taipei): Specializing in contemporary Chinese art; Yu Jen International Art & Antique Co., LTD (Taipei) specializing in Asian arts. Hsuan Te Tang Antique Corporation, Ltd., specializing in Chinese ceremics; Yuchen's Chinese Art (Taipei) specializing in Asian ceramics.
Art Value, Market & Appraisal
The most important thing to remember is that no matter what your plan is, understanding what you have for the market or what you need to know before you approach the market is a top priority. Educating yourself about the current Chinese art market, possessing solid information are fundamental. Seeking professional advice or commissioning an independent art appraisal from a qualified art expert is practical.
Today, either selling an art work or buying a fine Chinese painting and calligraphy is more difficult than ever. For sale, almost everybody finds it difficult to initiate a sale in the current art market. A lot of art owners have no clue what they have and where to start. Many people begin by contacting the famous auction houses, but very few receive a helpful response—sometimes no word at all. Others spend hours and hours on the internet without any concrete results. For purchase, if your budget does not allow you to engage Christie's and Sotheby's services, you need to deal with the uncertain authenticity of art works offered at 2nd or 3rd tier markets. You are left alone with all purchaser's responsibilities, ranging from identification, authenticity and value estimate. You may wonder, does the art work I like really worth that much? Do I get a bargin price for what I buy from a regional agent or dealer?
Many Chinese art seller and buyers end the process of searching for solution or certainty, since it costs them too much time, energy and emotion. Is it too hard to find a new home for my art work? Where can I find somebody who can guide me through the process? Is my art work worth the time and money I spend on an appraisal? Nobody wants to spend hard-earned money on an art object that is of very limited value or no value. Do these frustrations sound familiar to you? In order to target these practical issues and provide Asian art owners with guidance and options, Asian art specialists of WEI YANG ART, are committed to offer solutions to your problems at the minimum cost.
WEI YANG ART is a professional Asian Art Consulting and Appraisal Firm located in Princeton, NJ, U.S. We aim to provide our clients with the information they need, the services they desire, and the advice they deserve at the minimum cost. We pledged to follow the regulations and comply with the code of ethics for appraisers in our Asian art consultation and appraisal services.
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