Chinese & Asian Art

Mossgreen has long been the Chinese & Asian Art auction market leader in Australia, with specialist Ray Tregaskis as head of department. Ray has over 30 years’ industry experience and in 2015 he welcomed Luke Guan, who speaks fluent Mandarin, to the team.

In 2012, Mossgreen set a new record for a Chinese work of art sold at auction in Australia, with the sale of a 15th Century Chinese gilt bronze figure for $1.22 million.

Highlights in 2015 included a rare Chinese Marble Tiered Base, Tang Dynasty, 697-698 which sold for $70,150, a Tibeto-Chinese gilt bronze figure of White Tara, 18/19th century which sold for $46,360 and a fine Kassa Mala Kingdom gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara (Syamatara) which sold for $39,040.

Another highlight of the year was The Peter Elliott Collection, a three day auction which featured a significant Asian Art section. The Asian Art, which attracted fierce bidding from around the globe realised $1,347,880 against a low estimate of $282,330. A large Longquan mallet vase, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) sold for $73,200 against a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-5,000, a Longquan ware tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) sold for $53,680 and a fine Ding ware saucer dish, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) sold for $51,240 against an estimate of $8,000-12,000.

In 2016, Mossgreen achieved some outstanding results in The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art , including the rare 11th Century Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva from the Song Dynasty which sold for $396,800 against a low estimate of $100,000 and the 10th/11th Century rare Nepalese bronze standing figure of Avalokitesvara which sold for $210,800 against a low estimate of $100,000.

We are now seeking consignments for our 2017 auctions.

Forthcoming auctions from this category


Please contact one of our specialists listed below for a complimentary valuation or advice on buying and selling at auction.


Ray Tregaskis
Head of Asian Art


Luke Guan 管璐
Chinese & Asian Art Specialist 中国及亚洲艺术专家

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