Asian Art

About Asian Art
Venduehuis The Hague has a fine reputation for Asian art sales, especially in the area of Chinese and Japanese works of art. Our expert in this field is Andrew Mattijssen, assisted by Philomeen van ’t Hooft for Asian textiles. Highlights in this category are sold in our spring and autumn auctions. 

To discuss consignment, please get in touch to make an appointment with one of our experts during business hours on Nobelstraat in The Hague by calling +31 (0) 70-3658857 or complete the contact form.

A garment fit for an emperor: our colleague Dongdong Zhang presents a fine Chinese kesi robe, decorated with five-clawed dragons, and discusses the art of “Kesi”, the technique that is responsible for the wonderful, intricate patterns on the robe.


This garment, along with Asian porcelain, paintings, sculptures and other works of art, will be up for auction during our Arts of the East: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art auction on June 15th 2022.


Lot 2602 | A very fine Chinese kesi robe with five-clawed dragons

19th century, China

A superb condition large antique blue silk ground kesi-woven garment, featuring nine dragons on a busy background including bats and other auspicious symbols, the garment is heavily embellished with gold thread.

L 150 cm

Estimate: € 3.000 - € 5.000


For more information on specific lots or to request a condition report, please contact our expert Andrew Mattijssen at


🌐 Head over to to view all works on offer.


📆 Arts of the East: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art | Part 1 | In-house hammer auction | 15 June 2022 | Live auction starts at 1 PM


1 PM | Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art | lots 2501 – 2672
4:20 PM | Islamic Art & Antiques | lots 3001 – 3005
4:30 PM | Intermission
4:45 PM | Buddhist & South-East Asian Works of Art | lots 3006 – 3016
5 PM | Japanese Art & Ceramics | lots 3017 - 3036


Arts of the East: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art Online | Part 2 | Online auction | 15 June 2022 | Biddings are closing from 8 PM onwards


👀 Viewing days: 7 – 12 June, 10 AM – 4 PM


Andrew Mattijssen

Expert Ceramics, Glass & Asian Art

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