Video: The Making of Longquan Celadon

The-Making-of-Longquan-Celadon-7-710x335 Video: The Making of Longquan Celadon

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.

Look at the dirt – quick tips for authenticating neolithic and ancient Chinese pottery

real-verse-fake-chinese-porcelain-earthenware-ceamic-terracotta Look at the dirt - quick tips for authenticating neolithic and ancient Chinese pottery

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 […]

Private Collection sale: huanghuali, Han dynasty & Ming dynasty pottery

normal_Picture_14044 Private Collection sale: huanghuali, Han dynasty & Ming dynasty pottery

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. […]

Retired chocolate factory worker discovers his blue and white vase is a rare 600 year old Ming dynasty moon flask worth millions!

blue_and_white_ming_moonflask_vase Retired chocolate factory worker discovers his blue and white vase is a rare 600 year old Ming dynasty moon flask worth millions!

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 […]

Available for Amazon Prime