Bruil & Brandsma Asian Art
In 2017 Bruil & Brandsma opened their new gallery specialized in Asian Art.
The focus lies on spectacular Chinese sculptures and works of art from the early periods such as the Han, Tang and Sui dynasties.
The art historical aspects and information about provenance of each object is extensively researched. Moreover, each object comes with a technical test report.
We are a member of the “Koninklijke Vereniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst Nederland” (Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers Holland).
All earthenware sculptures are analyzed with a thermoluminescence (TL) as well as a computerized tomography (CT) test. With the help of a thermoluminescence test, the age of certain materials in an earthenware object can be determined. Several samples are taken from each object. These are analyzed by specialized laboratories, such as Oxford Authentication Ltd in England. A CT scanner analyses the object with X-rays and reveals reparations, restorations and falsifications. These test are carried out by Scantix, a company specializing in the radiological analyses of sculptures.
The age of wooden sculptures can be verified with a radiocarbon (C14) test. This test uses the half-life of the isotope C14 to determine the age of organic material. We work together with the specialized laboratory for technical research of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
The chemical qualities and texture of the stone sculptures are researched by mr W.J. Lustenhouwer, Laboratory for Micro-analyses, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Each sculpture has an extensive test report with pictures, microscopical images and chemical analyses.
Bruil & Brandsma Works of Art
Bruil & Brandsma Works of Art has a rich and diverse collection on offer: from works of art from the 14th century to colonial objects and 17th and 18th century paintings. Every object is unique and of exceptional quality.