As part of Halls' dynamic auction calendar, the Asian Art department focuses on Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery, jade, bronzes, lacquer, silver, furniture, pictures and wood works of art. In addition, the sales will often include Indian and Islamic objects. We reach a global audience through our database of clients developed over many years in addition to live online bidding through our web catalogues.
Our department is headed up by specialist, Alexander Clement, who holds a wealth of knowledge and experience gained with international auctioneers. Halls also has access to consultants covering niche areas of the market when fine detail and more intensive research is required. Alexander will value your Chinese, Japanese and Islamic art for auction sale, insurance and probate. Objects can be brought to Halls’ by booking an appointment at our saleroom or in your home if more convenient. Covering all of Shropshire as well as Worcestershire, Cheshire, Mid- and North-Wales, Lancashire, we are able to travel much further afield and value objects throughout the UK.
The UK Government is currently in the final stages of processing a bill to ban the trade in ivory objects with some noted exceptions. Although not yet law, it is likely that nearly all items of worked ivory, regardless of age, will be illegal to buy and sell. If you have an item of ivory and would like further advice, please contact Alexander who will be happy to discuss it with you.
When you place your items with Halls you can be assured of the unrivalled personal service of your ‘local’ saleroom with the gravitas of an international business. Get in touch to find out more about your Asian items and how we can help get the best results for you.
We offer free auction advice and estimates, without obligation, to help you decide whether or not to sell at auction.