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, 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 , 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. Other highlights include an Imperial white jade ghanta, sold in May 2010 for £2,000,000, and an Imperial white jade carving of a recumbent deer, sold in November 2010 for £3,200,000.
Upcoming Sales: 12th/13th November 2019
Twelve Years, Twelve Treasures catalogue