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Asian Art in London Art Award: the shortlist

31 October 2016

Asian Art in London returns to the capital from 3–12 November, bringing together over 50 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 Art Award 2016. 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 Champagne Reception at the China Exchange on Thursday 3 November.

The shortlisted objects are drawn from across the region, showcasing a wide range of materials and techniques. We hope you enjoy viewing them below.

A gem-set rock-crystal covered bowl and dish (19th century), India.

A gem-set rock-crystal covered bowl and dish (19th century), India. Simon Ray

(1780–90), India, Guler.

Illustration to the Bihari-satsai series (1780–90), India, Guler. Francesca Galloway Ltd

A blue straw- and amber-glazed model of a recumbent buffalo (8th century), China, Tang Dynasty.

A blue straw- and amber-glazed model of a recumbent buffalo (8th century), China, Tang Dynasty. Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art

An Indian lacquered shield (18th century), Mysore.

An Indian lacquered shield (18th century), Mysore. Peter Finer

(20th century), Suda Kokuta.

Symbol of Infinite Space (20th century), Suda Kokuta. Gregg Baker Asian Art

A Pratapgarh box (late 19th/early 20th century), India.

A Pratapgarh box (late 19th/early 20th century), India.

nogime tenmoku tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), with stand, pouches and boxes.

nogime tenmoku tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), with stand, pouches and boxes.

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