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Our Markets

We offer unique, professionally-managed investment and collecting opportunities in a clearly-defined asset class—fine art and collectibles. Our clients can elect to invest in Rare Stamps, Chinese Porcelain, Old Master Paintings, 19th Century, Modern Art, Post-War, Contemporary Art, or a combination of any or all of the foregoing.

Old Master Paintings were produced between 1400 and 1759. Auction sales of Old Masters remain overwhelmingly Europe- (and in particular London-) based and Old Masters are often considered as the least volatile segment of the art market as such art works have a long track record of price and have passed the test of time.

19th Century art works were produced between 1760 and 1859 during a century which saw the transition from works of art following the tradition of Old Masters to works of art created with a radically different style, from Realism in Europe to Romanticism, Neo-Classicism, Pre-Raphaelitism and Symbolism.

Modern Art is the succession of art movements that critics and historians have identified since the Realism of French painting of the 1850’s, culminating in abstract art and its developments up to the 1960’s. We will, however, refer to Modern Art art works only those which were produced between 1860 and 1919.

Post-War represents a period during which works of art were produced between 1920 and 1944. Post-War art movements belong to the broader group of the Modernist movement, which rejected the past as a model for the art of the present, and include movements from Expressionism, Futurism and Dadaism, to Abstract Expressionism.

Contemporary Art encompasses works of art which have been produced since 1945. It is an exciting place to be as there is a continuous supply of new artists. It is also the most volatile segment of the art market as collectors may be taking a punt on works that have the potential to become classics.

Sculpture are mainly sourced from two periods: 19th & Early 20th Century Sculpture (1830-1920) and Modern & Contemporary Sculpture (1950-Present). Sculpture has had a fascinating and dynamic history and many of the truly great works of art never see a shop window.

Asian Art and especially Chinese art looms large in the world of art. Where the Chinese stand out most visibly from the rest of the world is in the field of ceramics. Chinese export and imperial ceramics are often considered as some of the least volatile segments of the global market for Chinese art, having stood the test of time.

Rare Stamps mainly come from two periods: the classic period (1840-1900) and the semi modern period (1901-1940). Rare Stamps are the most valuable assets per unit of weight and stamps collecting represent one of the most popular hobbies in many countries. They also offer a higher degree of liquidity than most art works do.