The Association Of Accredited Auctioneers To Mount Second Auction In China The Association of Accredited Auctioneers (AAA), representing 20 leading UK fine art and antiques auctioneers, are to hold a second sale in China. Offering items originating exclusively from UK, it wi
given by AAA members. The auction viewing and exhibition will be held from Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd December.
For further information, please contact the sale co-ordinator, Poppy Walker, telephone +44 (0) 20 3291 2835.
Notes to Editors:
Formed in 2012 the Association of Accredited Auctioneers (AAA) aims to build relationships directly with Chinese buyers, giving them easy access to the market for Western art and antiques. With a combined annual turnover exceeding £200m, the 20 member auction houses each have a long-evolved reputation for quality of service and integrity. In addition, AAA provides a platform for Chinese collectors to understand what they can expect from UK auction houses. AAA’s stringent code of practice ensures collectors in the UK and international auction markets can buy with absolute confidence.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, a subsidiary of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc, have been cultivating relationships with the fine art and collectors communities in China for a number of years, and 2013 saw them working with Yourun International Art Investment & Management Ltd to make European art market history by holding the first auction in the UK of art by unknown Chinese contemporary artists. Over 100 paintings were submitted by students from four prestigious art schools in China for a pre-sale exhibition and auction in London. None of these artists had exhibited outside of Asia before, and the unprecedented venture raised over US$600,000.
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.
Infinity Auctions Beijing are a subsidiary of Beijing Jing Xi Bai Ling Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Historically the auctioneer has been more focussed on real-estate related auctions but they have also held Chinese art, calligraphy and other collectibles sales. The owner of the holding company, Mr Wang Aiwu, is an avid collector of Chinese artefacts and has had involvement in repatriating lost Chinese treasure since the 1990s.