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Asian Works of Art

Asian Works of Art

Uppsala Auktionskammare realized at an early stage that the market for Chinese and Asian objects was growing rapidly.

Hence the focus on this department is an effect of our desire to take care of our clients interests. Uppsala Auktionskammare is the only Swedish auction house producing a separate printed catalogue for the Asian sale, exhibiting at major antique fairs in Hong Kong and Beijing, and with a separate Asian sale twice a year.

Uppsala Auktionskammare has Chinese staff speaking Mandarin with our Chinese clients during the viewings and at the auctions. Our marketing efforts in the Asian department has provided a large clientele of buyers, particularly in China but also in Europe and in the U.S. Our auctions have become known worldwide.

To assist us in assessments and valuations of Chinese porcelain and Asian art, we have a number of international external experts who visit us several times every season.

Our Chinese clients, whether they live in China or elsewhere, seek items made for the Chinese market, the “Chinese taste”. The provenance affects prices and many works of art comes from well-known old Swedish collections. There is a high demand for objects with mark and period, objects of jade, old bronzes, Buddhas, porcelain, glass paintings, drawings and scrolls.

The market for Chinese porcelain and Asian art is growing. Since 2014 Uppsala Auktionskammare has sold Chinese and Asian works of art for SEK 100 million.

With years of experience and detailed knowledge of current market trends, our specialists have the authority to give accurate valuations. They will gladly help you with a complimentary valuation without obligation. Please contact:

Charlotte Widenfelt
+46 (0)18-18 35 20
Cronje van Walleghem
+46 (0)18-18 35 15


  • The Nobel Dragon Dish. Period: Qianlong mark and period. Lot sold: 10.045.000 SEK
  • A magnificent large and extremely rare dated 15th century gilt bronze figure of Bodhisattva Manjusri. Lot sold: 6.600.000 SEK
  • An impressive Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Vajrapani. Lot sold: 3.185.000 SEK.
  • A rare Ming yellow-ground dish, Hongzhi mark and period. Lot sold: 2.940.000 SEK
  • A Chinese Archiastic Zhong Bronze Bell. Lot sold: 2.080.000 SEK.
  • A Fine and Extremely Rare Ruby Ground vase. Period: Jiaqing seal mark and of the period. Lot sold: 1.850.00 SEK.
  • A set of four Imperial yellow silk banners. Period: Qianlong. Lot sold: 1.715.000 SEK
  • A painting by Qi Baishi (1864‑1957). Signed and with dedication, two red seals of the artist. Lot sold: 1.350.000 SEK.
  • A fine Eastern Tibetan or Tibeto-Chinese Thangka. Period: Late 18th century / ca 1800. Lot sold: 1.600.000 SEK.

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