Woolley and Wallis is the leading regional auction house for Asian Art in the UK.
Our reputation was established in July 2005 when we sold a magnificent Yuan dynasty double-gourd vase for £2,600,000 (above far right), the record price for any object sold in a UK provincial auction house. In May 2009 we broke this record again with an Imperial spinach-green jade water buffalo from the Qianlong period (above left), which sold for a hammer price of £3,400,000. Our May 2010 sale outperformed the equivalent Asian sales at the London salerooms, containing the season's two top lots and becoming the then highest grossing sale ever at any regional auction house in the UK; a record we were to beat at our November 2010 sale. Pictured above (far left), an Imperial white jade ghanta, sold in May 2010 for £2,000,000, and an Imperial white jade carving of a recumbent deer (above right), sold in November 2010 for £3,200,000.
John Axford selling the highlight of the November 2016 sale, an exceptionally rare Imperial Chinese doucai jar and cover.
Tuesday 16th May 2017
The auction catalogues for this sale will be available online on the 10th of April 2017.
View video highlights of our November 2010 sale here 點擊這裡觀看2010年11月的拍賣實況