Halls Asian Art department hosts two auctions annually at our flagship Battlefield saleroom in Shrewsbury, focussing 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 boasts a dedicated full-time specialist, Alexander Clement, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained with international auctioneers over the past two decades. 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’ open antique valuations every Monday (10am-1pm) or by 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.
Halls is a member of the Association of Accredited Auctioneers, a consortium of British auction firms bridging the distance and language barriers to appeal directly to the Chinese market. Halls regularly takes part in AAA activities including exhibitions in London during ‘Asian Art Week’. This provides further access to an international audience, making sure your Asian art is seen by the right people. As a result, Halls have successfully sold objects in excess of £150,000 and now attract an increasing audience of sellers and buyers throughout the world.
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 Clement 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.