Bill Forrest

Bill Forrest

Associate Director | Head of Department | Chinese, Japanese & South East Asian Art

Bill graduated with a BA in Ancient History from Leeds University in 2008 and is an active member of the Oriental Ceramic Society. He joined Roseberys in 2015 from a large auction house in the north of England where he specialised in Asian art and traditional antiques for over five years.  Bill was appointed head of department for Chinese and Japanese works of art at Roseberys in 2016 and has particular expertise in Chinese porcelain and paintings, achieving notable sales including £127,000 for a Chinese hanging scroll by the studio of the much-revered late Ming calligrapher Zhang Ruitu.  Bill travels both the UK and internationally for valuations of Asian Arts alongside his broader and extensive knowledge of works of art and antiques for which he contributes to the auctions across the board within the company as well as being a lead auctioneer for Roseberys.


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