Qianlong vase initially valued at $1300 sets record price of $69 million at auction

bainbridge_chinese-vase-auction Qianlong vase initially valued at $1300 sets record price of $69 million at auction

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 […]

Chinese buyer who refused to pay for Chinese looted bronzes weeps as he realizes that his credibility is shot.

ysl_heads_1106860c Chinese buyer who refused to pay for Chinese looted bronzes weeps as he realizes that his credibility is shot.

Without saying if I agree or disagree, here are two interesting articles which I picked up off the Museum Security Network website (though one was originally from Bloomberg) regarding last years controversial auction of  a bronze heads of a rat and a rabbit looted from  Beijing’s Summer Palace  in 1860 .  Interesting perspectives – one […]

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

Tang-Dynasty-sarcophagus 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 […]

Shanghai Trade Show: Antique Furniture China 2009

https://www.antiquefurniturefair.com/   Showdates: May 15-18,2009   Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Center (No.1000 Yan`an Road (Middle)Shanghai P.R.China   Approved by : Shanghai Foreign Economic Relation & Trade Commission Shanghai Cultural Administration Committee   Organizer: Shanghai Antique Dealers Association Shanghai Real Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.   Sponsors: Shanghai Collection Association Zhejiang Collection Association Shanghai Zhongfu Curio Center Shanghai […]

A look at this years international furniture trade fairs

For those furniture importers, wholesalers, trade buyers, interior designers or furniture retailers in the business who were unable to make it to this years Shanghai furniture fair, its worth heading over to our China sourcing blog to see what you missed.   Shabby chic remains a strong look and some of this years other nicer […]

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