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The Asian Art in London Art Awards 2021: the winners

29 October 2021

The winners of this year’s Asian Art in London awards have been announced. The winner of the Apollo Award for Outstanding Work of Indian or Islamic Work from a Dealer is Peter Finer for an exceptional Indian sword, or shamshir, and the Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work from an Auction House goes to Sotheby’s for a pair of Mughal spectacles set with emerald lenses, in diamond-mounted frames.

In the East Asian section of the event, the Apollo Award for Outstanding Work of East Asian Work from a dealer goes to Eskenazi for the lacquer head of a bodhisattva, and the Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding Work of East Asian goes to Bonhams for an imperial Beijing enamel teapot and cover.

Read Emma Crichton-Miller’s preview of the Indian and Islamic art section of Asian Art in London here; and her preview of the East Asian art section here.

The Winners

Outstanding Indian or Islamic work from a Dealer

Peter Finer

An exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century)

An exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century). Peter Finer

An exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century). Peter Finer

Outstanding Indian or Islamic work from an Auction House

Sotheby’s

A pair of Mughal spectacles with emerald lenses in diamond-mounted frames (lenses c. 17th century; frames c. 19th century)

A pair of Mughal spectacles with emerald lenses in diamond-mounted frames (lenses c. 17th century; frames c. 19th century). Sotheby's

A pair of Mughal spectacles with emerald lenses in diamond-mounted frames (lenses c. 17th century; frames c. 19th century). Sotheby’s

Outstanding East Asian Work from a Dealer

Eskenazi

Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century)

Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century). Bonhams

Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century). Eskenazi

Outstanding East Asian Work from an Auction House               

Bonhams

Imperial Beijing enamel melon-shaped teapot and cover, Qianlong (1736–95)

Imperial Beijing enamel melon-shaped teapot and cover, Qianlong (1736–95). Bonhams

Imperial Beijing enamel melon-shaped teapot and cover, Qianlong (1736–95). Bonhams

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