United UK Auctioneers To Stage First Sale In China The UK Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple-A) are to hold a ground-breaking auction of Western fine art and antiques in China. The 900-lot sale will be held in Xiamen Freeport on April 19
established between Triple-A and representatives of this market, largely facilitated by Epailive, have given Triple-A members a significant competitive advantage over other auctioneers acting alone. The visit underlined the importance of Triple-A’s continuing alliance with Epailive to enter and exploit this increasingly important market.”
Epailive was founded in Beijing by Oxford graduate Dr QiQi Jiang and is supported by the Chinese government in bringing greater transparency to the domestic market. The live bidding portal operates in both Mandarin and English.
She said: “The cachet of owning a piece of international history is becoming a more commonplace desire among Chinese collectors, and an integral part of satisfying this appetite is achieved by purchasing directly from abroad. It is key that the relatively inexperienced Chinese consumers are guided to buy from the most reputable sources.”
Triple-A was founded following Chris Ewbank’s trip to China with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to attend a round table meeting with China’s art and antiques auction and valuation professionals. As a not for profit organisation, its aim is to provide an easy channel for Chinese buyers to access UK provincial auction markets and to provide solutions to problems including language, payment, and shipping, through guaranteed reputable professional UK provincial auction houses. Triple-A represents the highest level of standards and service in the profession, jealously guarding its accreditation standards with a rigid code of practice to which all members must adhere.