A Shropshire auction house is set to unveil a display of Asian treasures for next week's Asian Art Auction, including a Japanese cloisonne vase which was consigned by a Whitchurch collector.

Halls Fine Art has assembled its best Asian Art Auction since 2020 at the company’s Battlefield saleroom in Shrewsbury, to take place on Wednesday, November 1, with several exciting lots having the potential to smash their pre-sale estimates.

Alexander Clement, Halls Fine Art’s Asian Art specialist said he has high hopes for the notable Japanese cloisonne vase.


He explained: “Namikawa Yasuyuki was the great master of Japanese cloisonne in late 19th and early 20th centuries and his work does sell exceedingly well when it appears at auction.

“This vase bears his impressed signature on the underside, so we know it was from his studio and it has attracted a large amount of pre-sale interest.

“I would expect it to exceed the pre-sale estimate significantly.

Alexander is excited by the potential of next week auction, which has more than 150 lots.

Alexander said: “The Asian Art market is still very strong but it’s definitely more selective and more unpredictable than it was five or so years ago.

“Strong prices can be achieved with the right items which keeps us on our toes.”

The auction coincides with Asian Art in London, which attracts many of the world’s leading buyers to the capital who take a keen interest in regional Asian Art auctions during their visit.

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Alexander: “This auction has a lot of variety and some really nice things that have been assembled over the past four months.

“It’s certainly the best sale I have had since 2020.”

Other lots to look out for include a Chinese Jian 'Hare's Fur' bowl from the Song Dynasty, which carries an estimate of  £2,000 to £3,000 and a Chinese Claire de lune vase from the reign of Emperor Yongzheng (1723-1735), which has an estimate of £1,000 to £1,500.