Japanese Art Valuations

From the end of World War II until the early 1990s, Western and Asian collectors drove the demand for screens, hanging scrolls, prints and ceramics made between the 5th and the 19th centuries. Today the Japanese Art market remains exciting with strong prices. Japanese art constitutes a variety of pieces including painted screens, scrolls, calligraphy, woodcut prints, ceramics, lacquer, costumes, armour and swords. This is a field devoid of glamour and hype. Rather, collectors are attracted to the sheer beauty and exquisite execution of Japanese artists. If you'd like to get a Japanese Art valuation from our online specialist, simply upload a photograph and tell us any other details you know about the item.

Our Japanese Art Valuations team

After graduating from Business College our Japanese art specialist joined Sotheby’s Japanese Art Department where he began a lifelong love and fascination for Far Eastern Art. He stayed there for ten years before managing a number of provincial auction houses outside of London. Later he returned to London as Director of Bonham's Oriental Art Department. In the 90s he was head-hunted by a consortium of Singapore based businessmen who were setting up a group of auction houses across South East Asia and needed someone to recruit and train staff, organize the infrastructure of the business, devise marketing strategies and to oversee the running of the group. He moved to South East Asia where he spent many years traveling around the companies bases in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila. Returning to the UK in 2002 he consulted on Japanese Art with two major English museums and to this day continues to advise a number of auction houses on all aspects of Japanese Art.

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