Oriental Works of Art

At Nicholas Muston our specialist consultants can appraise and value your Chinese and Japanese ceramics and works of art and sell them on your behalf through the most suitable outlet to achieve the highest price.

Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese art, antiques and porcelain are highly collectable. We are experienced in valuing a range of oriental art and antiques and can advise on the best avenue to sale.

Oriental Dragon Vase valuation

Oriental works of art valuations provided for sale, probate and insurance purposes throughout the country.

We value Chinese porcelain, silver, jade, bronzes, scroll paintings, lacquer work and furniture.

Chinese art and antiques dating from the Neolithic era through to the Republic period, are highly sought after by Chinese nationals. Ceramics, silver, furniture, sculptures, scroll paintings, kimonos and jade can all be valued and are increasingly in high demand. Imperial pieces of porcelain have been achieving staggering prices but fine blue and white, enamel decorated or block glaze pieces, like sang de boeuf, are also highly prized.

The market for Japanese works of art has been steadily increasing over the past ten years and ceramics, bronzes, netsuke, inros, silver and katanas are particularly popular.

If you believe you have a rare or unusual oriental piece and have little knowledge, it is best to let the team at Nicholas Muston help guide you. If you’re interested in selling, then be mindful who to, as you could fall victim to an unscrupulous dealer that might take advantage of your ignorance of the subject matter and you could lose the value of an artistic heritage piece worth tens of thousands of pounds.

A sale via auction can often be the best way of achieving true market value and we can advise you on the most suitable company. We have a large database of private collectors and dealers for certain pieces or collections and can broker a sale directly to one of them on your behalf. We take a small commission for handling the transaction.

If you are looking to sell Chinese or Japanese works of art, please get in touch for a valuation from a RICS accredited valuer.

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Telephone: 01273 838348
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    I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.
Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.
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    I discovered this pair of Castellani bracelets on a routine probate valuation in Hove, amongst a group of costume jewellery. The family had no idea what they were or where they had come from.

    Fortunately I knew exactly what they were and entered them into a Bonhams auction where they sold today for £30,000 plus buyer’s premium.

    Made circa 1865 in a Byzantine style they are set with sugarloaf and cabochon sapphires and each is marked on the reverse with the interlocking CC mark.

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    Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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#louisvuitton #luxuryluggage #vuitton #vuittontrunk #louisvuittontrunk #wardrobetrunk #ageofelegance #1920s #1930s #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations

    Another Louis Vuitton trunk sold on behalf of a client to a private collector. This time a wardrobe trunk complete with drawers and hanging rail. A few condition issues but it is going to be sent to France for a first class sympathetic restoration. No more than it deserves.
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    #louisvuitton #luxuryluggage #vuitton #vuittontrunk #louisvuittontrunk #wardrobetrunk #ageofelegance #1920s #1930s #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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    My birthday girl. ❤️

    My birthday girl. ❤️ ...

    Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.
Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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    Alfred Daniels, 1966. London street view near Charing Cross; oil on canvas; signed and dated; 70cm x 90cm.
    A great looking painting in lovely original condition that I saw on a probate valuation this afternoon.

    Daniel’s was once described as a “Lowry for Londoners”. Born in Bow in the east end of London he studied at the Royal College of Art. In the 1960s he taught at Hornsey College of Art.
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    #20thcenturyart #20thcenturybritishart #oilpainting #londonartist #royalcollegeofart #hornseycollegeofart #postwarart #probatevaluations #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluations
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    I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London.

    I always enjoy walking in London because you never know what architectural gems are just around the next corner. This is the Royal Arcade in Albermarle Street which was built in 1879 and is opposite Brown’s the oldest hotel in London. ...

    Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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    Just had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Savoy and this beauty was parked outside.
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    #lamborghini #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #classiccar #rogermoore #simontemplar #thesaint #classiccars #sportscar #sportcars #italianstyling #italianflair #earlscourt #genevamotorshow #sussex #iconic #iconiccars #motorracing #modernclassic #nicholasmuston #antiquevaluation #supercar #supercars
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