J.J. Lally & Co., Oriental Art / New York City, New York

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James Lally has been an active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 35 years.  He was a director of Chinese works of art at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong from 1970, and in 1984 he was named president of Sotheby’s in North America.  In 1986 he founded J. J. Lally & Co. and mounted an inaugural exhibition which was sold out in the first week. Since then the gallery has established an advisory service and presented a series of successful special exhibitions each year, and a constant display of fine Chinese ceramics, bronzes, jades, sculpture and various works of art is maintained throughout the year. J. J. Lally & Co. is widely recognized as one of the finest Chinese art galleries in the world and James Lally is acknowledged as one of America’s preeminent experts on Chinese works of art and the international market for Chinese art.


Two Great American Collectors of Chinese Ceramics: Morgan and Freer
The Free Gallery of Art and The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2011


《漂亮的转身》,三联生活周刊,No. 3, 2012

「我眼中的杜唯—一位真正的收藏家」,典藏古美術,October 2013

“Art and Policies”, Art + Auction, September 2010

「藝術與政治」,典藏古美術,December 2010

James Lally and the Booming Chinese Market,
International Herald Tribune Article, February 1987