Asian Art

Around a century ago, Lempertz became one of the first auction houses in the world to organise specialised sales of Asian Art. Today, our range of Asian artworks includes porcelain and other ceramics as well as painting and decorative arts from China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Nepal, and South East Asia. The exceptional auction results reflect the dynamic Asian Art market. Our Asian Art auctions take place twice yearly in June and December in Cologne.

Asian Art – Our Experts – Your Contacts

Our experienced Asian art specialists are available to answer any questions you may have. We are happy to provide you with an individual assessment in person at one of our branches, via e-mail or over the phone. For large collections of Asian art we would also be happy to organise a home visit.

Drs. Erwin van Pruissen

Asian Art

+49 221 925729-37vanpruissen@lempertz.com

Noemi Stubbe M.A.

Asian Art

+49 221 925729-92stubbe@lempertz.com

Emi Katsaridis M.A.

Asian Art

+49 221 925729-38katsaridis@lempertz.com

Adrian Heindrichs B.A.

Asian Art

+49 221 925729-74heindrichs@lempertz.com

Asian Art Auctions

Our regular auctions of Asian art, in which you can buy choice examples of Oriental objects, take place twice annually. In recent years, our Asian art auctions have also been supplemented by the sale of a number of renowned private collections. Alongside the Bernheimer, Elbrecht, Bachem, and Hasse collections of Asian art, we also had the honour of auctioning the Kolodotschko and Papp collections of netsuke.

Upcoming auctions - Asian Art

Auction 1179 - China, Tibet, Nepal, India

Asian Art
Thursday 24. 06. 2021, 11:00 am
Lot 1 - 892
Auction 1179
Auction
Cologne

Thursday 24 June 2021, 11 am
India / Southeast Asia
Lot 1 - 74
Tibet / Nepal / China I
Lot 75 - 168
Tibet / Nepal / China II
Lot 169 - 310

Friday 25 June 2021, 11 a.m.
Japan
Lot 400 - 892

We look forward to your bids:
in person, online, in writing or by telephone.

The auction will be streamed online. We kindly ask you to place your bids –
preferably at least 48 hours before the auction – online, by phone or as absentee bids.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Preview by appointment please

Cologne

From Saturday 19 June

Due to the current situation,
we kindly ask you to make
an appointment for our previews via:
asian@lempertz.com
Tel: (0)221 9257 2938

Auction 1179 - Japan

Asian Art
Friday 25. 06. 2021, 11:00 am
Lot 1 - 892
Auction 1179
Auction
Cologne

Thursday 24 June 2021, 11 am
India / Southeast Asia
Lot 1 - 74
Tibet / Nepal / China I
Lot 75 - 168
Tibet / Nepal / China II
Lot 169 - 310

Friday 25 June 2021, 11 a.m.
Japan
Lot 400 - 892

We look forward to your bids:
in person, online, in writing or by telephone.

The auction will be streamed online. We kindly ask you to place your bids –
preferably at least 48 hours before the auction – online, by phone or as absentee bids.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Preview by appointment please

Cologne

From Saturday 19 June

Due to the current situation,
we kindly ask you to make
an appointment for our previews via:
asian@lempertz.com
Tel: (0)221 9257 2938

Sell Asian Art

Are you thinking about selling a piece of Asian art or would you like to have an Asian object valued? Our experts are happy to provide you with a free and non-binding assessment and our valuation form provides you with an easy way to contact us.

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Record Results for Asian Art

In the current market, Asian works of art are fetching ever increasing prices. Accordingly, the Asian art auctions at Lempertz have also experienced great success in recent years: A large gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni made during the Ming dynasty in the 17th century achieved € 421,000 (all prices incl. buyer's premium), a large rhino horn cup from the 17th/18th century achieved € 372,000, and a blanc de chine figure of a seated lady, also from the 17th/18th century, approached the one million mark at a result of € 856,000. This coveted milestone was officially exceeded in 2007 when a highly rare vase with underglaze red and blue lotus décor came under the hammer. The unique work of art achieved a spectacular hammer price of € 1,000,000. Another especially fine piece elicited a bidding war: A palm-sized Chinese Ge-ware saucer from the collection of the Hachez chocolate maker Dr. Otto Hasse rose far above its limit price of € 150,000 to achieve the incredible sum of € 1,125,000, returning to its place of origin in China.