“The symbolism of Chinese and Vietnamese objects, the precision of Japanese work and the many beauties of South-East Asia make my speciality a daily journey through history and cultures… » — Johanna Blancard de Léry
The presence of a large number of wealthy Chinese collectors has increased sharply in recent years as China has become the world’s leading economic player. The Asian market has turned into one of the most dynamic markets for both antique and contemporary art. France occupies an important place in the world market for the sale of Asian art objects whose buyers are mainly Asian. Very fond of French provenance – a guarantee of quality and authenticity – they don’t hesitate to bid widely and confidently in our sales, which show nearly 70% of lots sold and many records.
Created in 2010, the Asian Arts department organizes 4 sales per year between Drouot and Neuilly-sur-Seine. It is currently managed by Johanna Blancard de Léry, a graduate in Private Law and taxation of the Art Market and a graduate in the history of art from the Sorbonne. Thanks to her experience in the Oriental Arts and Orientalism departments, then Asian Arts departments of Parisian auction houses, our specialist has developed a great expertise and a valuable knowledge of the particular international dynamics of her speciality. A passion that she has been nurturing since her return from the 2010 Shanghai Universal Exhibition. Since 2017, she has been actively contributing to the development of Aguttes’ influence among European and international professional and private buyers. Her sales have attracted many collectors from China, Japan, South-East Asia and Vietnam.
Our specialist, accompanied by a team of collaborators from China, works with recognized experts with an increased understanding of the market. The objects of our sales are guaranteed by two renowned experts: Pierre Ansas, SFEP Expert and Expert at the Paris Court of Appeal and Anne Papillon d’Alton CEEA Expert.
Our communications strategies are targeted and are disseminated through specific Asian channels. From China to Vietnam, objects imbued with ancestral traditions or imperial origins have won fine auctions, such as a porcelain and enamel vase from the Rose family sold for 175,500 euros, blue-white porcelain plaques in the Wang Bu style sold for 193,650 euros, and a jade vase from the Qianlong period sold for 667,120 euros.
Our next records might be yours, don’t hesitate to request our expertise We provide free and confidential estimates by appointment wherever you are. Our representative offices in Lyon, Brussels and in the South-East of France are at your service to appraise your objects with no need to move.
Asian Arts department : from the estimate to the sale