China’s forged antiques market is booming as the country’s burgeoning mega-rich unknowingly buy them up.
Being out on the web, I get so many emails from people asking for help identifying pieces, woods, etc. I would love to be able to reply to them all, but its just not possible (hey – anyone want to pay me for this? 😉 ) But this particular one which came in a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nice little article here which explains what Cloisonné is, (Cloisonné is a form of enamelware) which a surprising number of people are unfamiliar with. Another article on the The Antique Marks Blog entitled “Antique Cloisonne Ware – Collectible? Popular? Profitable?” also gives a bit of the history associate with Chinese cloisonne and also Russian […]