Artwork exceeds all expectations at Glasgow auction


A COLLECTION of Chinese and Japanese artworks has exceeded expectations at an auction in Glasgow last week. 

The single owner Scottish collection sold for almost £200k at McTear’s April Asian Works of Art Auction.

Items consisting of wood, ceramic, ivory, bronze jade and silk all made up 200 lots of ancient Asian history.

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Japanese lacquered and Shibayama cabinet that sold for over £10,300

Amongst the top lots in the auction was a Japanese lacquered and Shibayama cabinet with ivory, mother of pearl and gilt enamel.

The piece sold for £10,300, which was almost ten times what McTear’s auctioneers valued the original estimate.

Magda Ketterer from McTear’s said: “This was one of the most impressive auctions of Asian art to take place in Scotland in living memory, with bidders from around the world paying almost £200,000 for the collection.

This auction emphasises the current strength of the international market for Asian art.”

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Japanese satsuma hexagonal vase which sold for £5,700

Other items in the auction included a fine Japanese satsuma hexagonal vase from the Meiji period, which sold for £5,700 and a satsuma koro, which sold for £770.