Prior to 1986:

  • Spink and Son Zurich- preeminent dealers in Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture
  • Christie's New York- fine art auctioneers:
    • Vice President Christie's Appraisals, Inc.
    • Specialist for organizing sales of Chinese art in America including:
      • The Pan Asian Collection (1982) of Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture
      • The George DeBatz Collection (1983) of Chinese ceramics  and sculpture
      • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1983), deaccessioning of Chinese art
      • The Nanking Cargo Shipwreck (Amsterdam 1986)-American coordinator- a record-breaking auction of Chinese blue and white porcelain, glass and gold bullion 
      • Consultant to Christie's for Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture 1987-1989


Andrew Kahane, Ltd. have been specialized dealers in Chinese ceramics and works of art since 1986. The buying and selling of Asian art is inextricably linked to all relevant issues of appraising and consulting and has enabled us to develop a large network of contacts in the field.. Works of art from our gallery may be seen, among others, in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Harvard University, The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Musee Guimet, Paris, the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne and in numerous private collections both in the United States and internationally.
Of note:

  • Collaborated on the publication of Born of Earth and Fire, an exhibition of a private American collection of Chinese ceramics, Baltimore Museum of Art, University of Maryland Press, 1992
  • Specialist consultant to CNA insurance company 2000-2001
  • Guest lecturer:
    • N.Y.U. Appraisal Studies course on Chinese art  2000-present
    • Duke University, "Duke in New York", September 2004
    • Williams College, "Art and the Politics of Collecting", 2005