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.