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 […]
Porcelain, Ceramics & Blanc-de-chine
The 47,000 USD dollar tooth brush holder – Chinese porcelain brush pot in owners bathroom sells at auction for staggering sum.
Here’s a great tidbit from the Dailyrecord: China pot which owner used as toothbrush holder sells for £30k at auction. Quick – everyone run into their bathrooms right now to see what you got in there! I have a pristine tube of Crest toothpaste which I have been holding onto for years – definitely going […]
Detecting Fake Chinese Antique Porcelain & Ceramics
A detailed look at some fake Chinese porcelain along with discussion on how to identify fakes including wear and tear, coloration and reign marks.
Germany’s fake Xian terracotta warriors – seems even the museums get duped sometimes
More than 10,000 visitors to an exhibition of terracotta warriors in Hamburg are to be offered refunds after organizers admitted the figures on display are fake. Germany’s art world was stunned by the scandal, which came to light when officials from Xian, the home of the 2,000-year-old clay army, said they were unaware that they had lent any of their figures to Germany and that those on display at Hamburg’s Museum of Ethnology could not possibly be real as the originals were all elsewhere.
Chinese vase valued at €150 sells for €110,000 at auction
“I have a lot of people approach me with inquires about selling porcelain collections they have either inherited or amassed over the years. I am guessing this might be one of the reasons why:” THE OWNERS of a Chinese imperial vase which sold for €110,000 at a Co Laois auction on Tuesday – a record-breaking […]
Cool Finds: A look at some 2000 year old, Han Dynasty pottery & earthenwares
Note: All images are clickable. During our treks and travels, we come across all sorts of rare, unusual and interesting things. Like this 300 year old temple table we stumbled across this past summer. Or this Chinese ancestor painting which eventually wound up permanently wall-mounted in a friends living room. But this cache of Han Dynasty […]