How to Bid for Asian & Islamic Works of Art

How to Bid for Asian & Islamic Works of Art

A Guide to our Live Online Auction

Read on for important information on on how to join our forthcoming Asian & Islamic Works of Art auction this November - from viewing through registration & bidding to payment & collection.

Online Catalogue

The forthcoming auction is fully illustrated online ahead of the sale. Additional images and condition report information is also available online (just sign in/ register).

Asian & Islamic Works of Art 

25th November 2020 10:00 | Live Online

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Find Out More from a Specialist

If you are interested in a lot(s) from any forthcoming sale you can request condition reports via our website. If you would like to speak to a specialist about a particular lot, or require additional images/videos, our team are available via Wechat, email, telephone or video call.

To speak to a specialist call 0207 930 9115, email or Wechat ID Lyonandturnbull1826


Bidding & Registration

Please note that due to the recent implentation of additional COVID-19 restrictions there will be no in-room bidding available.


All potential buyers must register prior to placing a bid. 

Please note that bidders at Lyon & Turnbull will be asked to supply the following documents in order to facilitate registration:
1 – Government issued photo ID (Passport/Driving licence)
2 – Proof of address (utility bill/bank statement).

By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that they have read, understood and accepted our Conditions of Sale.


Bidding levels in the forthcoming Asian & Islamic Works of Art auction will be capped. Clients who are looking to spend over £20,000 hammer may be requested by Lyon & Turnbull to submit a Bid Limit Request application and deliver to Lyon & Turnbull a deposit.


Request a Bid Limit Increase


Bid live in all our sales from the comfort of your home or office, for no additional surcharge, with Lyon & Turnbull Live. Just follow the link at the head of every online catalogue, lot page or on the auction calendar.  

All our sales are also available for viewing and live bidding on The-Saleroom, Invaluable, Live Auctioneers and 51BidLive (an additional surcharge is charged by these services) 



If you are logged into our Lyon & Turnbull account online, you can leave an absentee bid online by selecting the 'Leave a Bid' option on your chosen lot. Alternatively you can call us on 0131 557 8844 or email Please note that our bid department may contact you for further details.



Bid by telephone - our clerk will call you on the auction day, just before your lot(s) come up, and bid on your behalf live at the auction when instructed to do so. If you would like to bid by telephone please contact our team prior to the auction with your details of the lots you are interested in and your full name, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email. 


Auction Viewing By Appointment

Individual lots can be viewed by appointment in Edinburgh.

To book contact Tsai Yiing Ing on 0131 557 8844, email or Wechat ID Lyonandturnbull1826


Browse the Auction Online


Collection & Storage of Purchased Lots

Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively that of the purchaser. Purchase collection - from our Edinburgh venue at 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR -  is by appointment.  Please call 0131 557 8844 to book.

Please ensure payment has been made prior to collection. This can be done online, cheque, bank transfer or in person in our Edinburgh branch - see invoice for details. Please note we are unable to accept cash or payments over the phone.

Further Collections Info



Mr. Xigang Hu 胡夕剛 | Mail Boxes Etc. Romford

07766 905168 | Wechat ID: xiganghu /

Zixis Fine Art Ltd. | Mr Xiaoyang Zhang 張曉陽 先生
Wechat ID: seanzhang1986





Payment is due within seven (7) days of the sale. Lots purchased will not be released until full payment has been received. Payment may be made by the following methods:


Account details are included on any invoices we issue or upon request from our accounts department.


Payment can be made by Visa Debit, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa Credit or Union Pay cards. We do not accept card payments by phone. Please use our online payment service (provided by Opayo). You will find a link to this service in the email invoice issued after the sale or you can visit the payments section of our website.


No cash payments will be accepted for this auction.


The Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS have released comprehensive guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19), which our staff have familiarised themselves with: View NHS Guidelines

We continue to monitor the situation and follow government advice. We will be updating this page as the situation progresses with any changes to Lyon & Turnbull's service and schedule.


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