Knowledge of symbolism and iconography is indispensable when judging Japanese art objects.
Giovanni Bottero's choice for studying the Japanese language and culture was not surprising. His extensive language skills, practising martial arts and his fascination with Japanese culture contributed to this. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies, Giovanni Bottero studied in Leiden, Japan and Wisconsin. In this way, he gained experience with virtually all aspects of Japanese modern and pre-modern culture. During his work for galleries and museums in the United States, he gained his knowledge of the market.
Now, Giovanni Bottero has returned to his native Italy. From there he uses his knowledge and experience for Catawiki. As an inquisitive academic, he loves to dive into the historical context of the offered lots. This way he regularly notes important details that contribute to the depth and value of the objects. As a result, Giovanni Bottero also develops good relationships with sellers, who greatly appreciate his expertise. He hopes, together with his fellow auctioneers, to build the auction into the go-to place for buying and selling Japanese art.
Ends Saturday 31 March from 14:00 CET onwards
Visit the auction
1. Seller registration
Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of €75.
2. Submit items
Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our experts, they are scheduled for auction.
3. The thrill of auction
Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!
4. Make money safely
You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.