Back in Qing Dynasty, Xiling Yinshe, or Xiling Society of Seal Arts was founded in 1904 as the first academic institution of seal arts situated in Hangzhou, China. Currently as the largest academic society specialized in seal-related learnings and arts, it enjoys a great reputation at both home and abroad.
Established in December 2004, Xiling Yinshe Auction Co., Ltd. has been adhering to the philosophy of Xiling Yinshe, a spirit ‘as tough as bronze and stone’ and bearing authenticity and transparency as its priority. Dedicated to ‘Honesty, Innovation and Persistence’ as founding principle, we aspire to present more exquisite works of literati and nurture elegant taste for collectors.
As one of the top-class auction houses in China, Xiling Auction is one of the first batch of ‘The Standardized Enterprises in Chinese Cultural Relics and Artwork Auction’ after thorough appraisal and offers spring and autumn auctions as well as special sales annually. With a strong sense of cultural consciousness and social responsibility, Xiling Auction and its affiliated offices in Shanghai and Beijing and Xiling Yinshe (Shaoxing) Auction Co.,Ltd. as well as Hangzhou Yishi Network Technology Co.,Ltd. jointly build a platform combining traditional auction industry with new media in pursuit of diversified development to protect, exploit and communicate different regional cultures, which now has been widely appreciated.
Xiling Auction has been constantly dedicated to exploring new categories, evidenced by the introduction of more than thirteen ground-breaking sales in China up to now, especially the bronze wares and western artworks, which has proved to be a great contribution in accelerating the internationalization of Chinese art market.