Services / History

Michael C. Hughes LLC holds a wide inventory of Asian art works and also offers services in a range of areas including:

- Advisory

- Consulting

- Appraisals (for both private and public collections)


Please feel free to contact us with enquiries.

Michael C. Hughes LLC, Asian Art  was founded in 2000. Michael is a leading specialist of Chinese works of art. He spent 16 years with Christie’s in the Chinese department, firstly in London and then New York and Los Angeles. As an active participant in Asia Week New York since its inception and a long time member of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Michael has a broad reach and deep knowledge of the Chinese and Asian art market.

Michael C. Hughes


Michael C. Hughes, spent over 16 years as a Chinese specialist with Christie’s in London, New York, and Los Angeles. He has appraised a wide range of art holdings for many of the world’s finest private collections, institutions, and museums. He is the current President of the Board of Asia Week New York, an annual two-week celebration of art across the metropolitan New York area. He has authored three museum publications The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, 2002, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 2009 and Small Treasures: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 2015. Other published material includes articles in Apollo, Arts of Asia, and Oriental Art.


He was born in Cornwall, England. He now lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is an independent Chinese art specialist.