Asia Week
London | October & November 2023
This November, Sotheby’s is privileged to present an extraordinary and diverse range of Asian Art collections.

Our dedicated Modern & Contemporary Japanese Art sale will be held from 24–31 October. Artists working and reinterpreting traditional art-forms include potters at the vanguard of contemporary Japanese ceramics, such as Tsujimura Shiro, Kuroda Taizo and Ogawa Machiko. Dyed textile works by Fukumoto Shihiko will be offered alongside painting and sculptural works of Sugai Kumi, Takamatsu Jiro, Hirako Yuichi and Honda Takeshi, as well as photography from Sugimoto Hiroshi.

Immediately following the sale is the Important Chinese Art auction, offering over 250 lots, including an impressive array of porcelains, early ceramics, cloisonne enamels, Buddhist sculptures and furniture from important private collections. Leading the sale are a magnificent and possibly unique gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara of the Dali Kingdom and a finely painted and very large blue and white ‘dragon’ charger of the Qianlong period. The sale also presents the collection of Dr Kenneth Lawley (1937–2023), a long time member of the Oriental Ceramic Society who amassed a wonderful collection of cloisonné enamels, Song ceramics, and other works of art since the 1960s.

Closing the week is the China / 5000 Years auction, comprising a diverse range of Chinese artworks, including jades, ceramics, and works of art. Spanning almost the length and breadth of the history of craftsmanship in China, this sale offers collectors a variety of works to suit a broader market.

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Exhibitions & Events

Exhibitions & Events

28–31 October
Monday–Friday | 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday–Sunday | 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Late Night Opening | 30 October | 5:00 PM–8:00 PM

Asian Art in London 2023 Champagne Reception
26 October 2023, 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our champagne reception, in celebration of the 26th edition of Asian Art in London. Please contact to purchase tickets. We look forward to celebrating with you at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street!

In Conversation with The Oriental Ceramics Society: Collectors, Collections And The Art Market | 30 October, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Sotheby’s is proud to be sponsoring the The Oriental Ceramic Society, 2023 and the Asian Art in London/OCS Lecture

Henry Howard-Sneyd, Sotheby’s Chairman, Asian Art, will be in conversation with Roger Keverne, former Head of Asian Art at Spink & Son Ltd. and an esteemed dealer of Asian Art for over 50 years. The conversation will review the history of the Asian Art market, discussing major art collectors and the key objects from their collections. There will be stories about individuals, rivalries, disputes, and objects. It promises to be a fascinating and riveting evening!

Registration is required in advance. Please email to reserve your place.


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