• Architectural Items
  • Smuggled out just 4 years ago, a rare Tang Dynasty sarcophagus returns to China

    No wonder customs is so difficult when it comes to exporting antique stone these days….. The return of a smuggled Tang Dynasty (AD 618 – 907) sarcophagus from the United States to China may serve as a good example for international collaboration to curb the rampant pillaging and smuggling of treasures, researchers have said. The […]

  • antique appraisals
  • Woman finds out her father’s jade collection is worth over a million USD.

    18th-Century Qianlong Jade Collection from Qing Dynasty Appraised Value: $710,000 – $1,070,000 Watch the appraisal video here on the Antiques Roadshow website. Or even better, watch this interview with the owner in North Carolina. GUEST: My father was in China two different times– I think in the late ’30s and sometime during the ’40s, with […]