Asian Art Department
Boningtons have expanded their Asian Art Department after seeing buoyant results last year following a substantial upsurge in the market. We have employed highly experienced and well known specialist Dr Iside Carbone.
Dr Carbone is a specialist in Chinese art, with over 15 years of experience in this field. With a solid background in Chinese language and culture, she graduated from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice and further specialised in Chinese art and archaeology at Nankai University, Tianjin, and SOAS, London. She was awarded a PhD in anthropology from University College London in 2010.
Her expertise and research interests span from Shang- and Zhou-dynasty bronzes to Chinese export art, from the circulation of Chinese art along the Silk Road to collections of Chinese art in European museums.
She is involved in a number of activities for which her specialism is essential. She is Research Associate in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London, Associate in the Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies, UCL, and she cooperates with the British Museum, often giving gallery talks based on the museum's Chinese collections.
For all enquiries regarding Asian Art at Boningtons, please e-mail: [email protected]
‘‘Things Chinese’ in Italian Museum Displays: Exploring Visibility’, in Museum Anthropology, vol. 35, issue 2, 2012, pp. 136-148.
‘An Outline of China through the Pencil of William Alexander’, in British Museum Magazine, Spring/Summer 2012, pp. 48-50.
‘The Enchantment of Chinese Porcelain in Italy: Artistic Fruition, Technological Creativity and Intercultural Discourse’, in Stacey Pierson, ed., Transfer: The Influence of China on World Ceramics, Colloquies on Art and Archaeology in Asia, no. 24, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, SOAS, 2009, pp. 79-91.
‘The Celestial Empire: From the Terracotta Army to the Silk Road’ in Orientations, vol. 40, issue 1, Jan-Feb 2009, pp. 83-86.
‘China: At the Court of the Emperors: Unknown Masterpieces from Han Tradition to Tang Elegance (25-907)’ in Arts of Asia, vol. 38, issue 4, Jul-Aug 2008, pp. 127-130.
Our next Asian Works of Art Auction takes place in November 2014 and we are consigning for this now.
We will be hosting a series of Asian Art events throughout the year, these will be advertised on the website.
Useful links for those interested in Asian Art and Culture
- Asian Arts and Cultures
- The Lure of Chinese Art
- The Dragon in Chinese Iconography and Culture.
- Exhibitions of Chinese Art
Highlights from the Asian Art Department 2011
Lot 306 - A 19th century Chinese jade bracelet
Hammer price £29,000
Lot 111 - A Lapis Lazuli Ming Dynasty bowl
Hammer price £7,000
Lot 57 - A Hardwood Settee
Hammer price £12,500
Lot 97 - A Chinese Porcelain Vase
Hammer price £7,500