Chinese art specialist comes to Lichfield

A RESPECTED specialist on Chinese art is coming to Lichfield from London to assess local Chinese works of art – for free!

Bill Forrest from Roseberys London will be at Richard Winterton Auctioneers at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, on Friday, July 26 between 10am-2pm.

Bill will be assessing any works of art from porcelain, paintings and jade to wood and metalware, with the potential of offering finds with Roseberys during the prestigious international event Asian Art in London, from October 31 to November 9.

Richard Winterton said: "It's a real treat to be able to welcome such a leading figure in the field of Chinese art. This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to have their Chinese works of art assessed by an international expert and potentially displayed at one of the most prestigious events in the world of Asian works of art."


Pictured above: This pair of Chinese gouache pictures sold for £2,400 at Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

Bill – also a lead auctioneer for Roseberys – graduated with a BA in ancient history from Leeds University in 2008 and is an active member of the Oriental Ceramic Society.

He joined Roseberys in 2015 and was appointed head of department for Chinese and Japanese works of art at Roseberys in 2016. The firm holds two sales of Chinese art annually.

Bill, pictured above, has particular expertise in Chinese porcelain and paintings, achieving notable sales including £127,000 for a Chinese hanging scroll by the studio of the much-revered late Ming calligrapher Zhang Ruitu.

People can have their Asian art assessed by Bill at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Friday, July 26, between 10am and 2pm – no appointment is necessary.


Above left: This vase sold for £620 with Richard Winterton recently.
The two bowls, pictured above right, fetched £950.

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