Ma San Auctions

Ma San Auction house in Bath, specialists in Asian works of Art

With over 30 years of experience in the market, we offer free authentication and valuation of Asian works of Art such as porcelain, furniture, textiles, jades, bronzes, paintings etc. We hold bi-monthly sales in-house and online. 


Chinese Works of Art are leading the way in the International art market as some of the highest valued items currently with Chinese porcelain realising top hammer prices at auction over the last 15 years. 


Here are a few picks of what we have consigned locally around Bath. 


A pair of Chinese Zitan wood horse-shoe back armchairs, Quanyi from the late Qing Dynasty sold for £25,000 (pictured) 


A Chinese white jade pendant carved into conjoined rings surmounted by Chilong, 18th Century sold for £8500


A pair of Chinese 18th Century Yongzheng period (1722-35) famille rose porcelain teacups sold £13,500. 


We have recently consigned a superb collection of Chinese porcelain locally in Bath which was acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980’s. This collection plus others will be sold in our Spring sale in March 2021. We are currently writing the catalogue for the sale; more information will be available closer to the sale – visit our website for updates or follow out Instagram to see previews of upcoming items –

A fine blue and white 'Bajixiang' pouring vessel, he, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795) modelled in the form of the archaic bronze he prototype, with a compressed globular body supported on four legs and surmounted by a constricted neck and lipped rim, flanked by a handle and a spout, the exterior of the body richly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a row of beribboned bajixiang emblems, each resting atop a lotus bloom wreathed in scrolling foliage, all below a key-fret band, the neck, handle, spout and legs superbly adorned with echoing lingzhi blooms, the cover centred with an arched knop and similarly rendered in dense lingzhi scrolls encircled by a key-fret band, the underside of the vessel with a six-character seal mark.


We offer free valuations via email and WhatsApp – Feel free to send images through to or WhatsApp 01225 318587.