Welcome to Ben Janssens & Paul Ruitenbeek Oriental Art

COVER-TEFAF-20242024 will be my last TEFAF Maastricht, having exhibited at the fair since 1988. Paul Ruitenbeek, a young dealer who has now been in the business for ten years, is taking over from me. His gallery, Paul Ruitenbeek Chinese Art, is situated at Herengracht 390 in Amsterdam. I intend to stay on as a consultant, so if I can assist you with anything, please do contact me on either my mobile telephone, which is +44 7770 476 122 or by email at ben@benjanssens.com

To celebrate this new cooperation for TEFAF 2024 we have designed a new joint logo, which you will find in this catalogue. We have great pleasure in presenting this joint catalogue to you. We hope you will enjoy its contents and we look forward to welcoming you during TEFAF-Maastricht 2024 on stand 159, our new location, on the right-hand side as you come into the fair.

I would like to thank you for all the years of trust and pleasant cooperation, and I sincerely hope that you will continue on this path by putting your trust in Paul Ruitenbeek in the future.

Ben Janssens
London, February 2024

Ben Janssens Early Chinese Jades catalogue 2023

Early Chinese ceramics from the UK-based “Spring Hill Hermit” collection.

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Cover: The Ning Zhou Zhai Collection 2023

Our exhibition, ‘嘉玉铭礼’, masterfully intertwines the elegance of early Chinese jade works of art

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Antique Chinese and Japanese works of art.

Ben Janssens Oriental Art’s main specialisation is Chinese Art, which falls into two broad categories. The first category consists of early pottery, bronzes and sculpture, ranging in date from the Neolithic period (circa 3000 BC) to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It includes Han and Tang dynasty pottery tomb sculpture, Shang and Zhou period bronze ritual vessels, archaic jade, Buddhist sculpture, and porcelain and stoneware from the Song period.

The second category of Chinese art in which we specialise concerns later works of art in a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, jade, lacquer, enamel and glass. The majority of these objects date from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Ben Janssens Oriental Art also deals in Japanese works of art. We stock mainly art pieces made for the Japanese domestic market, including sculpture, lacquer, metal and porcelain.

Ben Janssens Oriental Art was established in London in 1996 and deals in antique Chinese and Japanese works of art.