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Newsletter June

Dear Friends, Welcome to our June newsletter In a month where we literally said goodbye to May, the month of May featured the bi-annual series of Asian art sales and exhibitions in London, a very busy period for the big auction houses, and an opportunity for the smaller galleries to sell to a captive audience, not least the Chinese buyers, not my market but you cannot help but be involved when visiting the various venues, there were one or two stand out results. A Quinlong period three colour lacquer throne reputedly made for the Emperor himself, sold for 5.2 million in London. Whilst a modern Chinese painting realised 2.3 million in the provinces, there were multiple other 6 figure sales. By contrast amongst the stand out sales of the Japanese Meiji period wares were a Lacquer panel at a more modest £450,000 by the Imperial painter and lacquer

March Newsletter

Dear Friends, Welcome to our March newsletter Spring has certainly sprung and I am looking forward to my visit to Wilton house Antiques fair

December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends Welcome to our final newsletter of 2018. If you recall that during the penning of lasts months newsletter Ryan and I were attending the Winter Olympia antiques fair. This years event was set in the upstairs gallery above what was to be an overspill of the highly popular “Spirit of Christmas” show in the main hall below, this new enforced layout was met with cautious trepidation from many dealers including myself, we don’t like change! Now that the dust has settled I have to be balanced and conclude that overall it seemed to work for the majority of dealers, and as I understand will continue in this format next year, congratulations to the organisers for salvaging, in part at least, an event that seemed destined to be swallowed up by the publics seemingly insatiable demand for knitted reindeer jumpers, glitter balls and sparkly phone