Asian Art in London returns to the capital from 5–14 November, bringing together over 60 of the world’s top dealers, major auction houses and museums for an annual 10-day celebration of the finest Asian art. To find out more about this year’s highlights, read our preview here.
This year, Apollo’s sponsorship of Asian Art in London includes lending our support to the Asian Art in London Award 2015, alongside principal sponsor Fortnum & Mason. The prize will be judged by a committee including curators from the Ashmolean Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the winner will be announced at the Asian Art in London Gala Party at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on Friday 6 November.
The 10 shortlisted objects are drawn from across the region, showcasing a wide range of materials and techniques. We hope you enjoy browsing them below.
1) Falcon gem-set pendant, 17th century, Indian (Deccan). Simon Ray Indian and Islamic Works of Art
2) Silver lobed bowl, c. 960–1279, Chinese (Song dynasty). Ben Janssens Oriental Art
3) Imperial gilt-bronze ‘dragon’ ritual bell, 1716, Chinese (Kangxi period). Christie’s London
4) White marble Ganesh, mid 9th century, Afghanistan (Hindu Shahi/post-Gupta period). Joost van den Bergh
5) Imperial-dated rhyton (gong), c. 18th century, China (Imperial period). Marchant
6) Piha Kaetta, 17th–18th century, Ceylon. Runjeet Singh
7) Emperor Shah Jahan Enthroned on a Terrace, 1707–12, Indian (Mughal; attr. to Bhavanidas). Simon Ray Indian and Islamic Works of Art
8) Bidri hookah base, 1650–75, Indian (Deccan, Bidar). Simon Ray Indian and Islamic Works of Art
9) Door with Autumn Maple-viewing Scene, late 1880s, Japanese (Meiji era). Bonhams London
10) Sandstone figure of a Yaksha, 1st–2nd century AD, northern India (Kushan period). Jonathan Tucker & Antonia Tozer Asian Art
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