Oriental art is a popular department at auction, with a wide range of artworks and decorative objects from various cultures and periods in Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. Oriental art at Reeman Dansie typically offers a diverse selection of objects, including porcelain, jade, bronze, wood, lacquer, and textiles, as well as paintings, calligraphy, and other works on paper.
One of the key factors that determine the value of Oriental art at auction is the rarity, quality, and condition of the object. Rare and exceptional pieces, such as those made for the imperial court or for use in religious ceremonies, can command high prices, as can those with exceptional craftsmanship or historical significance. Condition is also an important factor, with well-preserved objects often selling for higher prices than those with damage or restoration.
Provenance can also impact the value of Oriental art at auction, with pieces that have a documented history or association with a well-known collector or historical figure often selling for higher prices. Auction houses may also provide provenance research and authentication services for potential buyers, which can help increase confidence in the authenticity and value of the object.
Overall, Oriental art is a highly collectible and sought-after department at auction, offering a rich diversity of objects and a unique window into the history and culture of Asia.
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