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.
Outstanding Indian or Islamic work from a Dealer
An exceptional Indian sword or shamshir (early 19th century)
Outstanding Indian or Islamic work from an Auction House
A pair of Mughal spectacles with emerald lenses in diamond-mounted frames (lenses c. 17th century; frames c. 19th century)
Outstanding East Asian Work from a Dealer
Dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (8th century)
Outstanding East Asian Work from an Auction House
Imperial Beijing enamel melon-shaped teapot and cover, Qianlong (1736–95)
The loss of the National Glass Centre would be a shattering blow