Exhibitions

Our 18/19th Century Japanese Kesi – On Display During Our Eastern Treasures Exhibition

This Japanese kesi tells the story of the happy children. It is a myth and folk tale going back to Chinese traditions that were taken over by the Japanese. The children represent happiness, the innocence of the youth and fertility. The children all have different toys and attributes that represent the common arts of the time, such as music, painting, calligraphy and so on. The main statement of the picture is the wish for a long happy life that at that time was guaranteed by many children. It is also a good example of the accumulation of different folk traditions. The kesi can be dated 18th/19th century and shows only minor wear. The technique of the kesi textiles was imported from China. Kesi (silk tapestry weave) became the vehicle for quintessentially Chinese aesthetics during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in textiles which feature traditional phoenix and peony motifs or which emulate styles of Chinese brush painting. During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, court robes, rank badges, and Buddhist and Daoist Kesi were all used to denote status and wealth, as well as to express religious devotion.

This outstanding piece can be seen in Alex Zadah’s exhibition “Eastern Treasures” opening on the 3rd of November. The exhibition is a part of the Asian Art in London event, a very exclusive circle of exhibitors which show their Asian collections from the 3rd till 12th November. Our opening takes place in 4 Marylebone Street at 6 to 9 pm.

 

18/19th Century Japanese Kesi

Your Invitation To The “Eastern Treasures Exhibition” part of Asian Art in London

On behalf of Alex Zadah, 3rd Generation Collector of spectacular eastern textiles, tapestries, rugs and antiquities, we would like to invite you to view our spectacular Eastern Treasures Exhibition, taking place as part of Asian Art in London.

The Exhibition takes place from the 3rd to the 12th November, opening on the 3rd of November from 6.00-9.00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0207 935 7125 or email us atinfo@zadah.com for more information.

 

Eastern Treasures Exhibition for Asian Art 3rd-12th November At Zadah Gallery 

 

Welcome to London’s leading event for all things in the world of Asian Antiques and Fine Art.

Asian Art in London is an annual event which involves London’s leading Asian art dealers, joining together for a series of selling exhibitions during the 10 days of Asian Art in London.

At the same time, the major auction houses of Bonhams, Christie’s and Sotheby’s hold auctions and gallery talks. In combination with this, the premier London Museums and Institutions present exhibitions and lectures.

Come see the magnificent selection of Asian antiques and contemporary Asian art from: India; China; Japan; the Himalayas and Korea, spanning some 5000 years of culture – including ceramics, furniture, glass, jade, jewellery, manuscripts, metalwork, paintings, screens, stone carvings and textiles.

A Personal Invitation From Alex Zadah

Come and join me for a drink at the Affordable Art Fair, where I shall pop in to see what lovely art is out there.

London, Battersea – 20th–23rd October, 2011

Hampstead – 27 – 30 October, 2011

The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is relatively simple: a relaxed, unstuffy environment and lots of good quality contemporary art.

The price ceiling of £3,000/€5,000/$10,000 and the compulsory labelling of all artwork ensures you know what you can and can’t afford, and the huge array of paintings, sculpture, photography and prints means there is something to suit every taste whether you are a first time art buyer or a seasoned collector. Each year new artists are shown at the fairs, so even if you don’t find your perfect piece the first time it is always worth coming back!

At several of the fairs there is a showcase for recent graduates – giving you the opportunity to snap up a work by a potential star of the future. And there are always lots of other arty activities going on, such as printmaking workshops and talks on collecting art, which are fun, informative and free.

At each event there’s a wine bar or café, and in London and Amsterdam there’s also a crèche where young children can be left to play while you browse.

The Affordable Art Fair

Come and join me for a drink at the Affordable Art Fair, where I shall pop in to see what lovely art is out there.

London, Battersea – 20th–23rd October, 2011

Hampstead – 27 – 30 October, 2011

The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is relatively simple: a relaxed, unstuffy environment and lots of good quality contemporary art.

The price ceiling of £3,000/€5,000/$10,000 and the compulsory labelling of all artwork ensures you know what you can and can’t afford, and the huge array of paintings, sculpture, photography and prints means there is something to suit every taste whether you are a first time art buyer or a seasoned collector. Each year new artists are shown at the fairs, so even if you don’t find your perfect piece the first time it is always worth coming back!

At several of the fairs there is a showcase for recent graduates – giving you the opportunity to snap up a work by a potential star of the future. And there are always lots of other arty activities going on, such as printmaking workshops and talks on collecting art, which are fun, informative and free.

At each event there’s a wine bar or café, and in London and Amsterdam there’s also a crèche where young children can be left to play while you browse.

We’re Taking Part in ‘Asian Art in London’ 3-12th November 2011

ZADAH GALLERY will be taking part in this years Asian Art in London

Asian Art in London Goes International.

Since its inception in 1998, Asian Art in London has become one of the world’s most important focal points for international collectors of Asian art, with its series of specialist gallery exhibitions and events hosted by leading UK dealers and auction houses. In a new move that further enhances its global appeal, Asian Art in London has for the first time invited overseas specialist dealers to join its ranks for the 2011 event, to be held from 3rd to 12th November.

International dealers taking part in Asian Art in London for the first time are: Art of the Past from New York;Alexis Renard and Christophe Hioco both from Paris; Carlo Cristi from Italy; Carlos Cruañas from Barcelona. From the Netherlands dealers welcomed are Dries Blitz, Michael Meijering Art Books and Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art. All international dealers will be taking gallery spaces in central London.

Also new to the event this year and adding a further dimension to the ever-expanding group of participants are several London-based dealers. Modern and contemporary Indian art can be found at Grosvenor Gallery, St. James’s; an exciting Chinese performance art piece will be taking place at Hua Gallery’s Battersea riverside location and Mica Gallery in Sloane Square will show modern Pakistani works.

Recently opened Japanese specialist Rutherston Bandini will present, as part of their exhibition, a delightful ivory netsuke of a Kinko on a carp, c.1780 from the Sheila M. Baker collection. Exquisite oriental carpets and textiles can be found at Zadah Gallery, Marylebone. This brings the total number of participants to 51 expanding the event by over 20% on previous years. A full list of all the participants, their exhibitions and specialities can be found below.

Asian Art in London’s sponsors this year are AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange) and Apollo Magazine. The Antiques Trade Gazette also continues its invaluable support of the Asian Art in London Art Award for two- and three-dimensional works of art. The award is judged by an international group of experts, including Sir Michael Butler and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Indian specialist Rosemary Crill, together with Dr Claire Pollard from the Ashmolean Museum and Dr Wang Tao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Archaeology at SOAS.

The Asian Art in London Gala Party, to be held on the 8th November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, promises to be a spectacular event. The star prize for a lucky guest will be a fantastic free trip to The St. Regis Bangkok hotel sponsored by the St. Regis Group.

Visitors who come to London during the week have the opportunity to view some of the best Asian art in the world, from Imperial porcelain to Contemporary, in gallery selling, exhibitions and auctions, together with lectures and symposia by London’s major museums.

Asian Art in London, now in its 14th year, has an established reputation as one of the most important Asian art events on the international art calendar.

List of Participants: Dealers:

ART OF THE PAST, New York;

Exhibition: By Brush and Chisel: Masterworks from South and Southeast Asia
Specialisation: Antiquities from South and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, and Islam

DAVID BAKER ORIENTAL ART LTD, London;

Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian ceramics and works of art

GREGG BAKER ASIAN ART, London;

Exhibition: Few and far between: Six masterworks
Specialisation: Japanese and Chinese works of art, specialising in paper screens and metalwork

JOOST VAN DEN BERGH, London;

Exhibition: Painting and Drawing from the Near, Middle and Far East
Specialisation: Indian, Southeast Asian and Japanese works of art

BERWALD ORIENTAL ART, London;
Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Chinese porcelain, pottery and works of art

DRIES BLITZ, The Netherlands;
Exhibition: Early Chinese ceramics and works of art
Specialisation: Chinese and Asian art

BRANDT ASIAN ART, London;
Exhibition: Chinese and Japanese Sculptures, Textiles and Works of Art
Specialisation: Chinese works of art including China Trade and Chinese and Japanese textiles

CARLO CRISTI, Italy;
Exhibition: Tibetan Arts and Central Asian Textiles
Specialisation: Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian, Southeast Asian arts, early textiles from Central Asia and China

CARLOS CRUANAS, Barcelona and New York;
Exhibition: Indian and Himalayan art
Specialisation: Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art

ESKENAZI LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese huanghuali furniture from a private collection
Specialisation: Chinese art

JOHN ESKENAZI LTD, London;
Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Indian, Gandharan, Southeast Asian and Tibetan art

MALCOLM FAIRLEY LTD, London;
Exhibition: Japanese Works of Art including a Collection of Japanese Armour
Specialisation: Japanese works of art from the Meiji period, including metalwork, enamels, lacquer, ceramics, netsuke and inro

FLEURDELYS ANTIQUITÉS, London;
Exhibition: Art in Wood
Specialisation: Chinese wood stands, ceramics and works of art

SAM FOGG, London;
Exhibition: Drawings from Indian Courts
Specialisation: Islamic and Indian art, Himalayan and Southeast Asian manuscripts and East Asian printed books

OLIVER FORGE & BRENDAN LYNCH LTD, London;
Exhibition: Bengal School Painting
Specialisation: Islamic art, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art including manuscripts and miniature paintings

FRANCESCA GALLOWAY, London;
Exhibition: Ivory – Material of Desire, Indian goods for the luxury market
Specialisation: Indian miniatures, European and Asian textiles, Islamic and Indian works of art

GIBSON ANTIQUES LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Specialisation: Oriental ceramics and works of art

MICHAEL GOEDHUIS, London;
Exhibition: Fresh Ink from China
Specialisation: Chinese Art

GROSVENOR GALLERY, London;
Exhibition: The Path of the Lotus: Indian Art Ancient to Contemporary
Specialisation: Modern and contemporary Indian art

CHRISTOPHE HIOCO, Paris;
Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Indian, Gandharan and Vietnamese art (Dong Son Culture)

HUA GALLERY, London;
Exhibition: Antevasin: ‘One Who Lives at the Borders’ Kuan Ching Mediha Ting –  A Solo Exhibition
Specialisation: Chinese Contemporary Art

BEN JANSSENS ORIENTAL ART LTD, London;
Exhibition: Objects for the Scholar’s Desk
Specialisation: Early Chinese sculpture, bronzes and ceramics, and later Chinese works of art. Japanese works of art

ROGER KEVERNE LTD, London;
Exhibition: Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics
Specialisation: Chinese ceramics and works of art from the Neolithic to the Qing dynasty, including jades, bronzes, enamels, lacquer and other organic materials

ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD, London;
Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Chinese porcelain, snuff bottles, jades and works of art

JEREMY KNOWLES, London;
Exhibition: The Path of the Lotus: Indian Art Ancient to Contemporary
Specialisation: Indian works of art

MARCHANT, London;
Exhibition: The Bertil Högström Collection of Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain, 1662 – 1722
Specialisation: Chinese Ming and Qing Imperial porcelain, jades, cloisonné and works of art

MEIJERING ART BOOKS, The Netherlands;
Exhibition: Winter 2011
Specialisation: Asian art books

MICA GALLERY LTD, London;
Exhibition: The Brit Pak: Emerging British Pakistani Art
Specialisation: Modern Islamic and Contemporary Art (Middle Eastern and Asian Art)

AMIR MOHTASHEMI LTD, London;
Exhibition: Indian furniture and works of art
Specialisation: Islamic and Indian works of art

SYDNEY L. MOSS LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese and Japanese paintings and works of art, including lacquer and netsuke
Specialisation: Chinese and Japanese paintings and calligraphy, Chinese literati works of art, and Japanese works of art, including netsuke, inro, pipecases and lacquer

SUSAN OLLEMANS, London;
Exhibition: An exhibition of Mughal and related jewellery, 17th – 19th century
Specialisation: Mughal jewels and gold jewellery from Southeast Asia

KEVIN PAGE ORIENTAL ART LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese and Japanese Antiques
Specialisation: Japanese works of art from the Meiji period including Satsuma, metalwork, ivory, wood carvings and netsuke. Chinese antiques, from Ming to 1900, including porcelain and furniture

SIMON PILLING: EAST ASIAN ART & INTERIORS, London;
Exhibition: Shimmering Japan
Specialisation: Japanese works of art, specialising in lacquer

NICHOLAS PITCHER ORIENTAL ART LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Specialisation: Early Chinese pottery, bronzes and later works of art

PRIESTLEY AND FERRARO, London;
Exhibition: Yueyao: The coming of age of Chinese ceramics
Specialisation: Early Chinese works of art, particularly Song ceramics, Han and Tang pottery, Buddhist wood and stone sculptures and early bronzes

SIMON RAY INDIAN & ISLAMIC WORKS OF ART, London;
Exhibition: Indian and Islamic Works of Art
Specialisation: Indian and Islamic works of art

ALEXIS RENARD, Paris;
Exhibition: Indian and Islamic art
Specialisation: Islamic and Indian art

ROSSI & ROSSI LTD, London;
Exhibition: Classical Sculptures and Paintings from the Himalayas and Heri Dono: Madman Butterfly
Specialisation: Indian and Himalayan art, early Chinese textiles and contemporary Asian art

RUTHERSTON & BANDINI LTD, London;
Exhibition: Japanese netsuke from the collection of Sheila M. Baker
Specialisation: Japanese works of art, in particular netsuke, inro and lacquer

JACQUELINE SIMCOX LTD, London;
Exhibition: Chinese Textiles
Specialisation: Chinese, Tibetan & Central Asian textiles

A&J SPEELMAN LTD, London;
Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions
Specialisation: Rare Chinese, Japanese, Himalayan, Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, including Tang pottery, early lacquer, cloisonné enamel, Hindu and Buddhist bronzes, porcelain and stone sculpture

S&J STODEL, London;
Exhibition: Chinese Export Silver
Specialisation: Chinese Export Silver, Japanese Silver

GRACE TSUMUGI FINE ART LTD, London;
Exhibition: Ten year Anniversary
Specialisation: Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji periods to contemporary: metalwork, lacquer, inro, netsuke, pipe-cases, cloisonné enamel, ceramics, paintings and screens

JONATHAN TUCKER ANTONIA TOZER ASIAN ART, London;
Exhibition: An important group of sculptures from India, Southeast Asia and China
Specialisation: Indian, Southeast Asian and Chinese works of art. Most strongly represented in the fields of stone and bronze sculpture, ceramics and textiles

VANDERVEN & VANDERVEN ORIENTAL ART, The Netherlands;
Exhibition: Amazing Blue and White
Specialisation: Chinese porcelain, early ceramics and works of art. Japanese lacquer and works of art

JORGE WELSH ORIENTAL PORCELAIN AND WORKS OF ART, London / Lisbon, Portugal
Exhibition: A celebration of Chinese Export Porcelain
Specialisation: Chinese export porcelain and works of art related to the European Expansion from Africa (Afro-Portuguese), India (Indo-Portuguese) and Japan (Namban)

ZADAH, London;
Exhibition: Eastern Gems
Specialisation: Persian and Islamic art and textiles

List of Participants: Auction Houses:

The auction houses will be holding the following auctions:

BONHAMS, New Bond Street, London;
The Harriet Szechenyi Collection of Japanese Art    8th November
Fine Chinese Art    10th November
The Evans Collection of Later Chinese Porcelain     
A European Collection of Chinese Export Figures    
Fine Japanese Art     10th November

BONHAMS, Knightsbridge, London;
Chinese and other Asian Works of Art    7th November

CHRISTIE’S, King Street, London;
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art;     8th November
Important Rhinoceros Horn and Jade Carvings From a     
Distinguished European Collection    

CHRISTIE’S, South Kensington, London;
Asian Interiors    9th November
Japanese Art & Design    9th November
Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles     11th November

SOTHEBY’S, New Bond Street, London;
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art    9th November

WOOLLEY & WALLIS, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Yixing Zisha Wares     15th November
Asian Art I    16th November
Asian Art II    17th November

Asian Art In London Gala Party:

The annual Asian Art in London Gala Party is one of the highlights of the Asian art calendar.

This year’s Gala will be held at the V&A and all guests will enter a free prize draw to win a luxury holiday for two in Bangkok, courtesy of The St. Regis Hotels and Resorts. It is recommended that tickets are booked early as capacity is limited.
Victoria and Albert Museum:    Tuesday 8th November
Admission strictly by ticket only    

Tickets £50 each and MUST be pre-booked in advance from Asian Art in London
+44 (0)20 7499 2215 or info@asianartinlondon.com

Late-Night Openings:

Special late-night openings will be held at following locations during Asian Art in London:

  • Kensington Church Street:    5 – 9pm, Saturday 5th November
  • St. James’s:    5 – 9pm, Sunday 6th November
  • Mayfair:    5 – 9pm, Monday 7th November

Tours:

Asian Art in London hosts a series of educational tours over the 10 days. Introductory guided tours of the participating galleries and auction houses can be booked in advance. Please contact info@asianartinlondon.com or call +44 (0)20 7499 2215.

Travel:

Asian Art in London has partnered with Turon Travel in New York to create exclusive travel experiences.

Partners:

ArtAsiaPacific Magazine

This year Asian Art in London has partnered with ArtAsiaPacific magazine to present an array of contemporary Asian art events such as gallery tours, exclusive in-conversations with artists and collectors and panel discussions.

Sponsors:

Antiques Trade Gazette    
Apollo Magazine
AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange)

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/

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