About us

White clouds will drift on for all time"

Wang Wei

Marcopolo was established in 2022 from the idea of creating an intermediation figure that would fill a specific market space, to date uncovered in Italy due to the absence of an institute dedicated to providing consultancy and buying and selling services for Oriental art and antiques.

For this reason, in an ever-changing market dominated by uncertainty, we aim to provide a comprehensive service ranging from pure consultancy (identification/estimation/study) to final mediation through auction or private sale, in parallel with services for purchase. To achieve this, we rely on a team of international experts with extensive knowledge of the Asian art and antiques market and a deep network of contacts in the high-end market consisting of museums, private collectors and investment funds. Our expertise covers the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South East Asian, Indian, Islamic, Himalayan and Gandhara markets.

Our deepest belief is to act with the utmost transparency and confidentiality in order to guide our clients to the best of our ability, both in the consultancy process for the sale (identification and estimation of the object, choice of the best sales strategy, concretisation of the mediation), and in the purchase (consultancy in the purchase, object search service, bidding service by proxy).

Our Mission is therefore to advise and accompany you in the complex world of Oriental art and antiques.