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

NON SARà POSSIBILE PARTECIPARE SU QUESTO LOTTO TRAMITE INTERNET, SARANNO AMMESSI ALLA GARA SOLO PARTECIPANTI AL TELEFONO O IN SALA DOTATI DI P [..]
€ 4.690.100,00
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Straordinaria e rarissima fiasca della luna in porcellana bianca e blu di forma ottagonale, Cina, Dinastia Qing, marca e del periodo Yongzheng (1723-1 [..]

h cm 47,5
€ 2.410.100,00
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Importante paravento a dodici ante in legno di Homu e sessantaquattro [..]

le placche sono decorate a motivi floreali e paesaggi con figure nei [..]
€ 2.050.100,00
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Straordinaria e rara campana o guanta con dorje o vajra in giada bianc [..]

h cm 17,2, entro custodia in pelle nera, dorje cm 13Un simile esempio [..]
€ 682.100,00
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Vaso a doppio corpo in porcellana a smalti policromi con ramo fiorito [..]

marchio apocrifo Qianlong h cm 18
€ 670.100,00
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Coppia di rarissimi e grandi Ruyi in giada gialla con motivo di frutti [..]

cm 44
€ 634.100,00
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Importante figura di Begtse in bronzo dorato e dipinto, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XVIII secolo

marca Kien Long e del periodo, su base in bronzo con iscrizione sul fronte, altezza cm 37
€ 610.100,00
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Altare in legno huanghuali, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XIX secolo

cm 218x41x84
€ 592.100,00
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Rara e fine scultura in bronzo parzialmente dorato ad intarsi in oro r [..]

Tsong-Khapa rappresenta un filosofo religioso tibetano vissuto tra il [..]
€ 358.100,00
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Importante figura di Lama Tzongkhapa seduto su fiore di loto in bronzo [..]

incisione coeva sulla base nel retro: Tzongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa probab [..]
€ 352.100,00
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Rara ed eccezionale Jar in porcellana bianca e blu con decori floreali [..]

h cm 40 IMPORTANTI INFORMAZIONI PER GLI ACQUIRENTI Non sar&a [..]
€ 346.100,00
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Grande ed importante incensiere tripode in bronzo a decoro geometrico [..]

cm 51,5x64,5
€ 334.100,00
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Grande ed importante ruyi in giada bianca e russet con decori a riliev [..]

Provenienza: Famiglia nobiliare romanacm 41
€ 310.100,00
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Scettro in giada bianca-celadon con draghi scolpiti a rilievo, Cina, D [..]

cm 43
€ 298.100,00
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Grande ed importante Buddha in bronzo dorato su fiore di loto, Cina, D [..]

h cm 72
€ 274.100,00
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Rara coppa biansata in giada bianca con coperchio poggiante su tre piedi a cane di Pho, Cina, Dinastia Qing, XIX secolo

h cm 11 diam cm 17
€ 274.100,00
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Raro pannello in lacca, giada, rame dorato e pietre dure con iscrizion [..]

cm 130x57
€ 262.100,00
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Straordinaria scatola circolare in giada bianca con drago a rilievo e [..]

diam cm 12
€ 262.100,00
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Grande ed importante figura di Guanyin seduta su roccia intagliata in [..]

h cm 165
€ 262.100,00
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Grande ed importante figura di Mahakala a più teste con oggetti ritual [..]

h cm 36
€ 262.100,00
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Nave in giada bianca Celadon con personaggi, Cina, Dinastia Qing, Peri [..]

cm 22,5x9
€ 250.100,00
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Grande ed Imperiale paravento da tavolo con placca in giada spinacio c [..]

h cm 42,5x25,5, solo placca cm 30,5x21
€ 225.100,00
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Importante e monumentale corallo rosso scolpito con raffigurazioni di Guanyin, animali e vegetazione, Cina, Dinastia Qing, fine XIX secolo

gr 7570, cm 75x77
€ 218.850,00
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Grande e magnifica figura di Vairocana in bronzo dorato, Cina, Dinasti [..]

La maestosa figura di Vairocana è rappresentata assisa in vajrasana, l [..]
€ 218.850,00
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Bel gruppo raffigurante due cavalli in giada bianca, Cina, Dinastia Qi [..]

h cm 19
€ 215.100,00
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Straordinaria coppa da libagione in corno di rinoceronte finemente sco [..]

h cm 13
€ 212.600,00
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Rara placca da centro in giada bianca, Dinastia Qing, periodo Qianlong [..]

base in legno di Homu riccamente intagliato, placca cm 22x19,3
€ 200.100,00
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Grande ed importante figura in bronzo dorato e rame di Vajrapani, Cina [..]

h cm 55
€ 181.350,00
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Vaso in corallo rosso raffigurante vegetazione riccamente intagliata, [..]

gr. 1008, h cm 30
€ 168.850,00
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Straordinaria e rara testa in marmo di Luohan Buddista

h cm 31La tipologia e l'espressione del volto richiamano fortemente le [..]
€ 162.600,00
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Videogallery Department -
Sun, 09 Jun 2024 13:18:50 +0000
Carlo Mollino’s rare chair for the Lattes Publishing House in Turin
The most important semi-annual live auction in Cambi Auction House's number one department returns with the most prized Designer Design. A careful selection of rare and [..]
Sat, 08 Jun 2024 17:22:00 +0000
Antique Majolica and Porcelain at Mackenzie Castle!
On Wednesday, June 12, at the prestigious Genoese venue of Castello Mackenzie, Cambi Auction House presents a new event dedicated to Majolica and Antique Porcelain. To [..]
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:43:19 +0000
The trompe-l’œil paintings of Jean François de La Motte
On the same day as the auction dedicated to Old Masters, the Old Master Drawings catalog will also go up for auction: 132 lots with the likes of Francesco Salviati, Guercino, [..]
Contacts
Dario Mottola

Dario Mottola

Specialist
Claudia Miceli

Claudia Miceli

Assistant