Oriental Art

The Department that deals with Orientalist art auctions is the flagship of Cambi Casa d’Aste, boasting, over the years, a crescendo of important sales. Directed, since 2012, by Dario Mottola, the Department of Orientalist Art aims to present rare Chinese artworks to a niche of collectors and enthusiasts, often extremely educated and prepared, especially on traditional Chinese art.
Our sales of Orientalist art see a large participation of international collectors thanks to the increasing presence of rare artworks of the highest artistic, commercial, aesthetic and cultural value. 

Orientalist Art has a global market, a development due, on the one hand, to the strong demand on the part of Asian and international collectors for collectible goods such as antique Chinese artworks and decorative objects. It is not only the interest of enthusiasts that transformed the Chinese art market in the recent years making it global. The development of the Chinese art sector is also due to the enhancement of sales through technology and the possibility of reaching auctions remotly from all over the world: through the telephone and by taking advantage of the most advanced services for online auctions.

Orientalist and, in particular, Chinese art is a sector that has experienced massive growth in recent years dictated by an ever-increasing interest not only on the part of Chinese but international collectors. The Orientalist Art Department present various types of artworks including Japanese art and antiques, Buddhist masterpieces and Indian art, Chinese antiques and art, Islamic art, and Southeast Asian art. The Department of Orientalist Art deals with valuating a great variety of works of oriental origin, in particular Chinese, including sculptures, jars, bronzes, porcelain vases, plates and decorative objects, engravings, ritual utensils and sacred sculptures, flasks and censers, ruyi and jewels, pourers, paintings and prints, cups, snuff bottles, antique seals, works in ceramics, jade, coral, marble, agate, malachite and other precious materials.

The artworks and masterpieces presented in our oriental art auctions are carefully analysed, indexed, described and selected before our auction; some of the main selection criteria are the executive quality, state of conservation, materials, age, time and period of production and the origin. The valuation of Oriental art is a fundamental and essential in order to include the artworks in our auction catalogs. A first quotation is always carried out on a photographic basis and subsequently, if the objects are suitable for being presented at auction, a live evaluation is advisable.

The Oriental Art Department boasts the highest auction sale in Italy, an extraordinary and very rare figure of Amitayus made in gilded bronze in the third quarter of the seventeenth century, sold in 2017 for € 4,690,100. Other important awards include the very rare Blue and White Porcelain Moon Flask, Qing Dynasty, sold for € 2,410,100 and a large screen with polychrome porcelain plaques sold for € 2,050,100.

Do you want to sell an artwork belonging to the sphere of Oriental art? Request a free and confidential valuation from Cambi experts, you will receive a quote as soon as possible. Selling Oriental art in Cambi auctions is safe, fast and profitable.
Department Auctions
Top Lots

The Best Awards

Grande e rarissima figura di Amitayus eretto su fiore di loto in bronzo dorato con aura, Zanabazar, Mongolia, terzo quarto del XVII secolo
€ 4.690.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Straordinaria e rarissima fiasca della luna in porcellana bianca e blu di forma ottagonale, Cina, Dinastia Qing, marca e del periodo Yongzheng (1723-1 [..]
€ 2.410.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante paravento a dodici ante in legno di Homu e sessantaquattro [..]
€ 2.050.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Straordinaria e rara campana o guanta con dorje o vajra in giada bianc [..]
€ 682.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Vaso a doppio corpo in porcellana a smalti policromi con ramo fiorito [..]
€ 670.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di rarissimi e grandi Ruyi in giada gialla con motivo di frutti [..]
€ 634.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante figura di Begtse in bronzo dorato e dipinto, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XVIII secolo
€ 610.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Altare in legno huanghuali, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XIX secolo
€ 592.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rara e fine scultura in bronzo parzialmente dorato ad intarsi in oro r [..]
€ 358.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rara ed eccezionale Jar in porcellana bianca e blu con decori floreali [..]
€ 346.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante incensiere tripode in bronzo a decoro geometrico [..]
€ 334.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante ruyi in giada bianca e russet con decori a riliev [..]
€ 310.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Scettro in giada bianca-celadon con draghi scolpiti a rilievo, Cina, D [..]
€ 298.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante Buddha in bronzo dorato su fiore di loto, Cina, D [..]
€ 274.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Rara coppa biansata in giada bianca con coperchio poggiante su tre pie [..]
€ 274.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Raro pannello in lacca, giada, rame dorato e pietre dure con iscrizion [..]
€ 262.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Straordinaria scatola circolare in giada bianca con drago a rilievo e [..]
€ 262.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante figura di Guanyin seduta su roccia intagliata in [..]
€ 262.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante figura di Mahakala a più teste con oggetti ritual [..]
€ 262.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Nave in giada bianca Celadon con personaggi, Cina, Dinastia Qing, Peri [..]
€ 250.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed Imperiale paravento da tavolo con placca in giada spinacio c [..]
€ 225.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante e monumentale corallo rosso scolpito con raffigurazioni di [..]
€ 218.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande e magnifica figura di Vairocana in bronzo dorato, Cina, Dinasti [..]
€ 218.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Bel gruppo raffigurante due cavalli in giada bianca, Cina, Dinastia Qi [..]
€ 215.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Straordinaria coppa da libagione in corno di rinoceronte finemente sco [..]
€ 212.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Rara placca da centro in giada bianca, Dinastia Qing, periodo Qianlong [..]
€ 200.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante figura in bronzo dorato e rame di Vajrapani, Cina [..]
€ 181.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Vaso in corallo rosso raffigurante vegetazione riccamente intagliata, [..]
€ 168.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Straordinaria e rara testa in marmo di Luohan Buddista
€ 162.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Paravento in legno con dodici placche in porcellana Famiglia Rosa con [..]
€ 162.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Raro vaso con coperchio in giada gialla, a forma di doppia zucca, con [..]
€ 150.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Quattro placche in porcellana a smalti policromi con uccellini ed iscr [..]
€ 150.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande e magnifica figura di Buddha Sakyamuni in bronzo dorato, Cina, [..]
€ 150.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Guanyin con fanciullo che legge in pietra saponaria, Cina, Dinastia Qi [..]
€ 143.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande cachepot in porcellana bianca e blu a decoro vegetale, Cina, Di [..]
€ 143.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Eccezionale fibbia Imperiale in giadeite con sfumature smeraldo, Cina, [..]
€ 143.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Scultura in corallo rosso con vasi e fiori, Cina, Dinastia Qing, fine [..]
€ 137.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Scultura in corallo rosso con vasi e fiori, Cina, Dinastia Qing, fine [..]
€ 137.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante incensiere imperiale in bronzo dorato a guisa di cane di Ph [..]
€ 137.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di rarissimi sigilli in giada con draghi stilizzati a rilievo e [..]
€ 125.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande vaso in porcellana a smalti policromi a fondo giallo con decoro [..]
€ 125.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di rare e grandi sculture in grès policromo raffiguranti person [..]
€ 118.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante figura di Bodhisattva Maitreya in bronzo dorato, [..]
€ 112.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante corallo raffigurante tre personaggi femminili in abiti Ming [..]
€ 110.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Vaso a forma di zucca a cinque colori, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XIX secolo
€ 106.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Dipinto su carta raffigurante dignitario con fanciullo offerente e isc [..]
€ 105.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Importante e monumentale corallo arancio con Guanyin e dignitari con d [..]
€ 100.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande ed importante vaso con coperchio sormontato da cani di Pho fine [..]
€ 100.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Grande e importante figura di Wenchang Dijun seduto in bronzo parzial [..]
€ 100.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Coppia di pannelli in lacca con inserti di vasi ed elfanti in giada, C [..]
€ 97.600,00
Amount including auction fees
Videogallery Department -
Tue, 19 Sep 2023 13:30:50 +0000
The Miamina armchair by Salvati and Tresoldi for Saporiti Italia
From October 7 to 22, 2023, on the occasion of the “ART COLORS DESIGN / Salvati e Tresoldi x Saporiti Italia” exhibition in the spaces of the ADI Design Museum in Milan, [..]
Tue, 18 Jul 2023 09:42:59 +0000
Jane Birkin: style icon and international muse
Actress, singer, director and true style icon, Jane Birkin has inspired millions of people around the world, leaving an indelible mark on culture thanks to her timeless [..]
Sun, 02 Jul 2023 18:41:21 +0000
Medardo Rosso’s Head of a Child
On Wednesday, July 5 - 4 p.m. - the spaces of the Milan headquarters of Cambi Auction House will host the Live Auction Modern and Contemporary Art, one of the most prestigious [..]
Contacts
Dario Mottola

Dario Mottola

Specialist

Martina Minetti

Assistant