Dawsons Announce Specialist Asian & Oriental Art Sale

A celebration of exceptional craftsmanship and artistic expression


Dawsons is thrilled to announce our upcoming Asian & Oriental Art Sale, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 25th. This highly anticipated event promises a captivating showcase of pieces representing the best of Asian & Oriental Art.


A Chinese Butterfly Vase

A Chinese Butterfly Vase

Sold for £20,000


"We are excited to present our Asian & Oriental Sale, showcasing the finest examples of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Southeast & Central Asian Art, remarked James Lees, Senior Valuer at Dawsons Auctioneers. "We invite collectors, connoisseurs, and sellers alike to join us in this celebration of exceptional craftsmanship and artistic expression."


dragon bowlsA matched pair of Chinese "Dragon and Phoenix" porcelain woucai bowls

Sold for £30,000


Asian art is a broad term that encompasses the diverse artistic traditions and cultures of Asia. From ancient times to the present day, Asian art has been influenced by various factors such as geography, religion, politics, and trade. Some of the most prominent styles and movements of Asian art include:


Chinese art: Known for its use of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, jade carving, and bronze casting. Chinese art reflects the philosophical and spiritual beliefs of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as well as the historical and social changes of different dynasties.


Japanese art: Characterised by its simplicity, elegance, and harmony with nature. Japanese art incorporates elements of Shinto, Buddhism, and Zen, as well as influences from China and Korea. Some of the most distinctive forms of Japanese art include ukiyo-e prints, origami, ikebana, and manga.


Indian art: Rich in diversity and expression, Indian art spans across various regions, religions, and periods. Indian art reflects the concepts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, and Sikhism, as well as the cultural interactions with other civilizations. Some of the most notable examples of Indian art include the Ajanta caves, the Taj Mahal, and the Khajuraho temples.


Southeast Asian art: A blend of indigenous and foreign influences, Southeast Asian art covers a wide range of countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Southeast Asian art showcases the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, religions, and traditions in the region. Some of the most common themes and motifs of Southeast Asian art include nature, animals, mythology, and royalty.


Central Asian art: A crossroads of civilizations, Central Asian art encompasses the artistic heritage of countries such as Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Mongolia. Central Asian art reflects the nomadic lifestyle, the Islamic faith, and the Silk Road trade that connected the region with China, India, Persia, and Europe. Some of the most distinctive features of Central Asian art include carpets, textiles, metalwork, and miniatures.


A Chinese four piece silver tea set by Yok Sang

Sold for £4,000


Asian art is a fascinating and diverse field that offers a glimpse into the history, culture, and identity of Asia. By exploring and appreciating Asian art, we can learn more about ourselves and the world we live in.


The sale will take place on Wednesday 25th September, 09:30 GMT, with a closing date for entries of Monday 16th September. 

For enquiries, to consign, or additional information, please contact:


James Lees - Senior Valuer


+44 (0)207 431 9445