China’s forged antiques market is booming as the country’s burgeoning mega-rich unknowingly buy them up.
Super quick post regarding a recent discussion I was having about cleaning antiquities, particularly those which would have been buried underground. While there are many highly specialized and scientific ways to authenticate a piece (for example TL testing), there are also some very practical clues one can look out for. For example dirt. When an […]
The following Chinese antiques are for sale from a private collection. All items were purchased during the 1990’ies from well know antique deals specializing in Asian arts and antiquities. As the original owner has passed on, the family would like to sell them. All are in excellent condition. The images below are a small sample. […]
Laowai (老外) is a common Chinese word often heard by any foreigner in China. Literally translated as “old foreigner” we often hear it all to many times. Yet, it seems foreign devils in China are not recent occurrences, judging by this foreign gentleman, who is a bearded Xianbei – Xiongnu guardian (or more likely a groom) based on […]
Just a super quick update post since the folks at Chine Gallery in Hong Kong have been keeping me quite busy these days. Though with lots of cool things there to look into like this 18th century cinnabar lacquer box from Beijing can you blame me? On to the latest “record price” headline, this one […]
Its been happening so frequently that these headlines are almost starting to become old news. Still, it does make you want to go poking around in your grandmothers attic… Neglected Family Vase Sets 66 million Record for Chinese Art at Auction Apparently the 18th-century Qianlong-era porcelain vase was discovered while cleaning out a modest London […]