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A Practical Introduction to Collecting Asian Art

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Why Collect Asian Art?
 
 It's not uncommon for collectors both experienced and novice to be intimidated by Asian art. That's unfortunate because this fascinating field offers collectors many advantages over more conventional disciplines.

Bat Trang incense burner, 16th century
Bat Trang incense
burner, 16th century
Scholarship in Asian Art increased dramatically during the past 30 years; today, interesting, easy-to-read and accurate books are readily available. Indeed, Asian art is one of the few remaining fields where a little knowledge goes a long way.

It is still possible to discover objects that others have missed, and it is not necessary to speak any of the languages to collect Asian art seriously. Although, the ability to read a few signatures is a great help, most pocket guides are enough to get started as a collector.




 

 


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