How to collect oriental antiques

Antiques Roadshow expert George Archdale on the majesty of oriental antiques and what you should keep an eye out for at auction

It’s easy to see why the rare and colourful antiquities of the Far East have always been sought after. However, the real challenge is knowing what you should be looking for and for what kind of price.

In this cut-out-and-keep guide Antiques Roadshow expert George Archdale explains how best to seek exquisite Eastern pieces with an affordable price tag. He not only gives you an idea of the types of items to look out for, but also provides some auction room tips to give you the edge when bidding. From Japanese netsuke to delicate Chinese porcelain, you will soon be up to speed on all things oriental.

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to buying oriental antiques, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' September 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here.

Keen to see more? Check out our pick of some of the best oriental homewares and antiques around here.

Words: Ruby Guyler

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