Chinese and Asian Antiques. This pride and intensity will be on full display when buying, and when selling their coveted pieces. This doesn't mean they turn away from interesting items they can make money on.
Our emphasis has been on Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain and European pottery; oriental porcelain because of its superb designs and quality, and European pottery for its warmth and charm. On occasion we are able to offer for sale early Meissen as well as the porcelains of other European factories. ANTHONY GRAY Anthony Gray has spent over forty years dealing in antique ceramics and believes that in general for antique ceramics to be attractive the decoration or glaze has to be harmonious, the shape balanced and tactile, and the colours and decoration have to suit the shape.
We are managed by W. Smith Auction Gallery. Chinese and Asian antiques are always popular, and we see many come through our doors.
Create account. I have written three books and several articles on the subject antique silver, old toys, works of art, collectibles etc. For the past 22 years I have worked as a specialist on the Danish Antique Roadshow on television. I aim to give you the best estimate based on todays prices and demand for your particular antique or work of art.
During the last 36 years, our sole business has been to assist and advise heirs, collectors, and executors in the valuation and sale of Asian art. Over the decades we've bought, sold and brokered the full spectrum of objects in this market on a daily basis. We can advise and guide you on what is in high demand with strong values and most importantly navigate the market for you when selling or buying.
The gallery in Mayfair has over a thousand pieces of antique ceramics and works of art on display. The collection largely consists of Chinese porcelain and works of art from the Han through to the Qing dynasties, with a particular emphasis on Ming ceramicsKangxi blue and white porcelain, famille-verte porcelain and famille-rose porcelain. In addition, examples of decorative arts from the Islamic world such as Iznik tiles and Indian miniature paintings are on offer.
Like other furniture, details on desks should show signs of actual hand painting and age. As with antiques from other most countries, antique Chinese desks have been sold in shops and exported around the world for generations. Antique pieces -- from highly detailed desks down through the most simple styles -- are sought after enough that reproductions populate import shops.
Chinese antiques are known for honorary reproductions and copies not to mention the intentional deceptive copy. PKR Antiques are buyers near you for all Asian antiques, art, collectibles and keepsakes. From decorative items to memorabilia from any era we can value them accurately and rapidly.