A&J Speelman

A&J Speelman are now located in Kensington Square, having had a gallery in Mayfair since 1976. The family antiques business stretches back three generations to 19th century Holland. The Speelman Brothers, Grandfather and Great Uncle of Jules Speelman, extended into England around the turn of the century, documented by an invoice in the gallery's possession dated 1905, issued from their then premises at 180 Wardour St, Oxford St, London W1. The gallery dealt generally in antiques, from European ceramics, tapestries and furniture to Chinese porcelain and works of art. Jules Speelman's father Alfred followed in their footsteps, and throughout a long lifetime of dealing eventually established a gallery in Kensington Church Street where he was joined by his son in 1964, at which point a gradual focus towards Asia took place.

The gallery now specialises in Asian antiques, with a particular emphasis on sculpture and works of art from the past 2000 years. The scope is eclectic and diverse, with a concentration on rarity and quality. The collections are particularly strong in Chinese works of art, embrace scholars-taste items in all materials, as well as Chinese decorative arts covering cloisonné and Canton enamels, lacquer, ivories, soap stones, hard stones, carvings in wood, bamboo, porcelain, pottery and Chinese export ceramics and works of art.

A speciality of the firm is figurative sculpture, from the terracotta tomb figurines of the Han and Tang dynasties of the first millennia AD, to bronzes depicting figures from the Buddhist and Taoist pantheon, both gilt and ungilt, in stone, wood and stucco, of small collectible size to the large and important. Himalayan bronzes from Tibet and Nepal are particularly well represented in this section.

The great glory and primary artistic legacy to world art from Indian and South East Asian is their sculptural tradition in stone and bronze. The gallery carries an important representative group in these areas primarily from the Pala and Chola dynasties of India, and Pre Khmer and Khmer works from Cambodia, with further examples covering Central India, Kashmir and Thailand.

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位於倫敦Mayfair地區的史博曼藝術藏品館成立於1976年。作為家族三代共同經營的古董生意,史博曼的歷史可以一直追溯到19世紀的荷蘭。家族的前輩們在上個世紀初來到英格蘭,從現有留存的最早一張票據看來1905年家族公司已經在倫敦牛津街立足。當時家族主要經營範圍包括歐洲瓷器、掛毯以及中國古董傢具、中國瓷器和其他藝術珍品。到了阿爾弗萊德·史博曼接掌的時代,經過不懈努力公司終於在肯星頓教堂街開設了自己的藏品館。公司目前的掌管人朱爾斯·史博曼先生,同時也是阿爾弗萊德·史博曼的兒子與1964年加入這項家族事業,並且也是在那個時候公司的經營方向逐漸轉向亞洲古董藝術。

公司目前專營亞洲古董,並且專注于近2000年以來的雕塑和藝術珍品。我們選購收藏的眼光既獨特又廣博,並且注重於古董的本身的品質和罕見性。目前公司在中國藝術品的收藏方面獨具優勢,藏品包括體現文人藝術趣味的各類古雅珍玩,各類裝飾藝術品涵蓋景泰藍、琺瑯瓷、漆器、象牙、皂石、玉石類、木雕、竹刻各種材質,瓷器和陶器雕刻品以及中國的出口瓷器和藝術珍品。

公司的另一個特色收藏是人像造型雕塑,包括10世紀前漢代和唐代的墓葬陶俑,佛教人物銅像,石質、木質、泥塑的各類道教人物塑像,囊括從便於收藏的到巨大並罕有的各種尺寸。此外我們還擁有頗具代表性的西藏、尼泊爾地區銅像。

印度和東南亞地區對於世界藝術光輝遺產主要在於他們的石像和銅像雕塑傳統。在這一類別,藝術館目前持有一批極具歷史價值和代表性的藏品,主要來自印度波羅王朝和朱羅王朝時期,柬埔寨前高棉和后高棉時期,以及來自印度中部、克什米爾和泰國的藝術品。

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