Renowned London dealer Rossi & Rossi will offer important Himalayan and other Asian works of art, including two magnificent Chinese robes from the Liao dynasty (907-1125) that could have belonged to a Liao prince and princess. Other highlights are a pair of 17th-century Tibetan silver and gilt copper bumpa, or ritual vases, and a splendid late 17th-century or early 18th-century Mongolian gilt copper sculpture depicting the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The dealer's director Fabio Rossi said: 'HKIAAF is growing from strength to strength in parallel with the growth of the market for fine Asian art, both classical and contemporary, in the region. There is definitely great anticipation of the fair and it seems that the slowdown in Europe and the United States has only marginally touched Asia. We are hoping to also increase awareness of our gallery with mainland collectors and museums.' New York gallery Kaikodo will show a selection of Ming and Qing dynasty paintings, plus early works of art including a pair of inscribed bronze gui food vessels of the Western Zhou period (1100-771 BC). Other highlights include a Han period lacquer cosmetic box and a collection of unusual ceramics, including a purple Jun ware tripod dating to the 18th century. Kaikodo views the fair as a great opportunity to continue to expand its reputation in Asia as a source of museum-quality objects and paintings. London dealers Robert Hall, a leading specialist in Chinese snuff bottles, will show an 18th-century example in turquoise, a material used in Qing imperial ceremonial necklaces. Shaped in the form of a shield, the bottle is generously proportioned, with an attractive green patina. Other works of art include an 18th-century nephrite plaque with a carving of three figures. London textile specialist Jacqueline Simcox and Hong Kong specialist Teresa Coleman Fine Arts will both bring beautiful museum-quality Chinese silk tapestries, embroideries and brocades to the fair, while Somlo Antiques (London) will showcase fine antique watches. Other major galleries include Kankodo (Japan), Mehmet Hassan Asian Art (Thailand), Susan Ollemans Oriental Art (Britain), Andy Hei, Ever Arts Gallery, Jade Gallery, Maria Kiang Chinese Art, M & C Gallery, Martin Fung, Hanlin Gallery and Wattis Fine Art (Hong Kong).