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



James Lally has been an active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 50 years.  He was a director of Chinese works of art at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong from 1970, and in 1983 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.

J.J. Lally & Co. was a top destination for the appreciation and acquisition of ancient Chinese art, presenting a unique special selling exhibition each year and maintaining a constant display of fine and rare Chinese ceramics, bronzes, jades, lacquer, sculpture and other works of art. Objects sold by J.J. Lally & Co. can be found in private and museum collections all over the world.

The J.J. Lally & Co. gallery is now closed, but J.J. Lally remains active in the international Chinese art market, acting as consultant and advisor to private collectors and institutions.

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