Ollis Chinese antiquities

For more than 17 years, Bob Ollis has specialised in quality Chinese antiquities from all dynasties and periods of Chinese history.

The two dynasties that mainly feature in the collection of Ollis Chinese antiquities are the Han dynasty (206BC - 220AD) and the Tang Dynasty (618 - 906AD) however, most periods are represented.

Every piece is researched so that clients receive as much information as possible to accompany a purchase and, for the more expensive examples, a thermoluminescence test report from Oxford Authentication Ltd, the world leader in this process, is provided.

Collecting Chinese antiquities has risen in popularity over the last ten years however, sourcing quality pieces has become more difficult due to various market forces which has had an important impact.

I strive to maintain quality examples of horses and court ladies or "fat ladies" from the Tang Dynasty which is regarded as "The golden Era" of Chinese history. These are very popular with collectors and come from a period of peace and stability. This dynasty produced some of the finest examples of art which reflected the daily life of people at the time.

I welcome you to my website and I encourage you to contact me for full details of any piece of interest and, although I do not have a gallery, I participate at various antique exhibitions in Europe.
Finally, on this page you can also view the Publications page which explains various aspects of Chinese antiquities including the thermoluminescence procedure.


Bob Ollis