Japanese Art Consignment
Sotheby’s provides unparalleled expertise in the appraisal and sale of classical and modern Japanese art, showcasing the beauty of Japanese artistry. When you are ready to sell a Japanese painting or consign a collection of Japanese art, our specialists can help you sell art from Japan for the highest price.
With a focus in all works from the Jōmon to the Taishō periods (14,000 BCE to the 1920s), we offer some of the finest, rarest Japanese art, including ceramics, prints, lacquer, screens, Meiji period works of art, samurai armour and swords, and Edo and Meiji period woodblock prints.
Now is the perfect time to sell your antique or modern Japanese painting, print or ceramics in one of our upcoming sales. For a free estimate, simply submit images and information of your Asian art through our easy-to-use and confidential online form. Our team of specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
Japanese Art Consigned with Sotheby's
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is my Japanese art worth?Japanese paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and armour are valued based on provenance, condition, rarity and artist. As the market leader for fine and rare Japanese art, Sotheby's specialists are highly qualified to help you determine, “How much is my Japanese art worth?” Simply submit your details online and our experts can provide you with a complimentary estimate.
- When do Sotheby's auctions of Japanese art occur?Sotheby's hosts sales of Japanese art twice a year in London, every May and November. Our Fine Japanese Art auctions present property from distinguished Asian, European and American private collections to capture the attention of first-time buyers and discerning collectors. Experience Japanese culture and artistry through works of art ranging from lacquer and ceramics to woodblock to samurai armour. Sotheby's specialists are ready to help determine the value of your Japanese art and recommend the best strategy to sell artwork or consign an art collection. Find out more about upcoming auctions.
- Will Sotheby's buy my Japanese artwork directly?Sellers may consign artwork to be sold at auction or privately with Sotheby's, but we do not purchase art directly from clients. While our primary auctions occur in London and New York, we also host live and online sales throughout the year. Once you submit your artwork details online , our specialists can discuss the best selling options with you.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to sell Japanese art from the early Jomon period/14,000 BCE-Tasiho period, 20th century, including ceramics, lacquer, a screen, writing box, storage box, cabinet, shrine, dish, tureen, bowl, vase, painting, prints, samurai armour, arms, weapons, a helmut, a sword, and Edo and Meiji period woodblock prints from distinguished European, American and Asian private collections.