Video: The roots of Hong Kong’s antiques trade and collections

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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.

The glory days: Chinese dealers who made Hong Kong an antiques trade hub reminisce.

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This is a great article which gives a unique overview of the last 70 years of Hollywood Road’s rise and fall. Anyone who has worked in the Hong Kong antiques trade, or purchased items on Hollywood road will recognize many of these names and locations. And of course Robert Ellsworth has written many acclaimed books on Chinese antiques and also needs no introduction.

Hong Kong must shut door on illicit trade in antiquities before it can emerge as global art hub

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The trade in looted artefacts in Hong Kong began over a century ago, when such items were sold on Hollywood Road. Experts say Hong Kong’s busy port and set of rules protecting buyers of illicit pieces have allowed this trade to continue. “If you want to buy looted antiquities, Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to do it,” says Steven Gallagher, associate dean of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law.

Hong Kong, el paraíso del contrabando de antigüedades… que China quiere aprovechar

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PEKÍN PONE FRENO A LOS CAZATESOROS httpss://www.elconfidencial.com/mundo/2017-10-30/hong-kong-paraiso-contrabando-antiguedades_1466468/ Rodeado de esculturas de feroces dioses budistas, mercaderes de la ruta de la Seda y voluptuosas cortesanas de la dinastía Tang, el propietario de uno de los numerosos anticuarios de Hollywood Road, una de las calles más antiguas de Hong Kong, enseña con orgullo su colección. “La mayoría de piezas […]

A look at a large private collection of Chinese, Burmese & Thai antiquities on offer from a private seller

Yangshao-culture-Banshan-phase-Chinese-Neolithic-pot A look at a large private collection of Chinese, Burmese & Thai antiquities on offer from a private seller

On offer is two privately held collections of Chinese and Southeast Asian antiquities for sale. In total there are over 70 different pieces in both collections. Collection consists of Chinese Neolithic, Han, Warring States and Ming Dynasty pottery and terracotta, Burmese and Thai lacquerware, wooden and brass Buddhas and other religious artifacts, as well Chinese antique furniture. […]

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

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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. […]

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