A Brief History of Chinese Furniture: Identifying different the six main types of Chinese antique furniture part 2: Cantonese Style (Qing style) (Rosewood) (hardwood)
A nod to the Chinese New Year month and the roots of Hong Kong’s antique trade, this talk takes a look at the strength and resilience of Chinese antique trade and collecting in the city. This talk will cover the perseverance and revitalisation of this trade in contemporary times, the current social climate, the ongoing global pandemic and more.
What did a Chinese scholar’s studio look like hundreds of years ago? Collector, writer and curator Marcus Flacks offers a comprehensive insight into five different scholar’s studios in his latest art book Custodians of the Scholar’s Way: Chinese Scholars’ Objects in Precious Woods, which has just been translated and published for English and Chinese readers.
The making of celadon is not only a skill but also an art. Superior celadon is reputed to be as beautiful as jade. Famous worldwide, Longquan celadon was not only used for every dynasty’s royal courts in ancient China, but has been exported to many other countries and regions of Asia, Africa and Europe since the early Song Dynasty.