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Quick News 24th Of Sep 2018

Palace of Versailles buys Chinese silver ewer in private deal

Palace of Versailles buys Chinese silver ewer in private deal

A rare 17th century Chinese silver ewer has been acquired by the Palace of Versailles in a private treaty sale conducted by the auction firm Beaussant Lefèvre. It is the only known surviving piece of silverware from a lavish diplomatic gift presented to Louis XIV by the King of Siam (Thailand) in 1686.

Source: www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/palace-of-versailles-buys-chinese-silver-ewer-in-private-deal/

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Quick News 21st Of Sep 2018

Chinese tomb raiders dug tunnels to steal 3,000-year-old artefacts

Chinese tomb raiders dug tunnels to steal 3,000-year-old artefacts

Around 140 people arrested after crime syndicate that burrowed into graves to steal ancient bronzes at Unesco World Heritage Site in Henan was broken up by police

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164859/chinese-tomb-raiders-dug-underground-tunnels-steal-priceless

Sotheby’s Asia Week Auctions Total $33.9 Million In New York

Sotheby’s Asia Week Auctions Total $33.9 Million In New York – GuruFocus.com

Sotheby’s Asia Week Auctions Total $33.9 Million In New York, Stocks: NYSE:BID, release date:Sep 19, 2018

Source: www.gurufocus.com/news/741802/sothebys-asia-week-auctions-total-339-million-in-new-york

‘Deep bidding’ from China at Asian art sales – USA – Chinadaily.com.cn

‘Deep bidding’ from China at Asian art sales – USA – Chinadaily.com.cn

China has emerged as a leading market for art over a week of high-end auctions in New York, said US auction house Christie’s, whose sales totaled more than $34 million.

Source: usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201809/18/WS5ba10956a31033b4f4656ca3.html

Palace Museum opens furniture-themed exhibition

Palace Museum opens furniture-themed exhibition

The Palace Museum put more than 300 pieces of furniture from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) on display Wednesday, marking the opening of a furniture-themed exhibition.

Source: www.ecns.cn/news/2018-09-20/detail-ifyyehna1447938.shtml

 ‘Jadeite Cabbage’ from Nati… | Taiwan News

 ‘Jadeite Cabbage’ from Nati… | Taiwan News

It is part of NPM’s art loan program to promote Taiwan’s cultural treasure.Visitors to the upcoming 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition will be able to see the “Jadeite Cabbage” (翠玉白菜)—arguably the most popular attraction in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei – at the Houli Horse Ranch Area (后里馬場).

Source: www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3534296

Yuyi – The Emperor’s Art Dream: Exhibition Explores Qianlong Jade Carvings from the Qing Dynasty

Yuyi – The Emperor’s Art Dream: Exhibition Explores Qianlong Jade Carvings from the Qing Dynasty

VANCOUVER, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ – Yuyi – The Emperor’s Art Dream features a selection of over 60 pieces of imperial…

Source: www.newswire.ca/news-releases/yuyi—the-emperors-art-dream-exhibition-explores-qianlong-jade-carvings-from-the-qing-dynasty-693834091.html

Ancient Chinese Stories: Robbers Disappear After the Granaries Are Opened

Ancient Chinese Stories: Robbers Disappear After the Granaries Are Opened

At the time of the Eastern Han Dynasty, there was a man called Zhong Mou. He became an orphan when he was young and worked very hard in the fields to support his brother. He liked to read when he had spare time. When he grew up, he received a commendation for being a person …

Source: www.theepochtimes.com/ancient-chinese-stories-robbers-disappear-after-the-granaries-are-opened_2658044.html

The scholar’s ‘four jewels’ and why they still matter – SHINE

The scholar’s ‘four jewels’ and why they still matter – SHINE

A new exhibition gives an insight into the lifestyle of scholars of the Song and Ming dynasties and

Source: www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1809202484/

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Quick News 19th Of Sep 2018

Chinese Court Sentences Police Officers Complicit in Raiding Ancient Tombs

Chinese Court Sentences Police Officers Complicit in Raiding Ancient Tombs

Public security authorities provided explosives and detonators used to commit the thefts

Source: www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-court-sentences-police-officers-complicit-in-raiding-ancient-tombs_2664319.html

China follows investigations of Buddha head suspected from Longmen Grottoes.

China follows investigations of Buddha head suspected from Longmen Grottoes – China.or

Researchers of China’s Longmen Grottoes are watching closely the investigations into a stone Buddha head removed from an auction in New York, which may be from the UNESCO world heritage site, reports Henan Daily.

Source: www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-09/18/content_63580681.htm

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Quick News 18th Of Sep 2018

Who was Empress Dowager Cixi – one of the most powerful women in China’s history?

Who was Empress Dowager Cixi – one of the most powerful women in China’s history?

The Qing dynasty was the last imperial dynasty to rule China, collapsing in 1912 amid rising social and political instability. Ruling for almost three hundred years, the Qing dynasty was one of the largest empires in the world, trebling the amount of land under China’s control. After its fall, modern-day China was established by Sun […]

Source: royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/who-was-empress-dowager-cixi-one-of-the-most-powerful-women-in-chinas-history-108193

Cultural exchanges: Dutch East India Company Kangxi vases from US collection underline TEFAF appeal

A pair of Kangxi double gourd porcelain vases available at TEFAF New York Fall typify not only the quality on offer at the event but are also testament to its cross-cultural nature.

Source: www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2018/september/2359/north-america/cultural-exchanges-dutch-east-india-company-kangxi-vases-from-us-collection-underline-tefaf-appeal/

Deep bidding from Greater China at Christie’s Asian Art Week

Deep bidding from Greater China at Christie’s Asian Art Week

Greater China, which is used to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, emerged as the leading market for artworks at Christies Asian Art Week sales that realised $34,720,750 (Rs 2.5 billion) with bidders from 37 countries.

Source: www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/deep-bidding-from-greater-china-at-christie-s-asian-art-week-118091700648_1.html

Sotheby’s withdraws $3 mln sculpture likely from China

Sotheby’s withdraws $3 mln sculpture likely from China

An ancient bust of Buddha worth millions of dollars was mysteriously removed from a Sotheby’s New York auction on Wednesday after it was discovered to be similar to a bust stolen from the Longmen Grottoes in Central China’s Henan Province about 100 years ago.

Source: www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2018-09-17/detail-ifyxxzwt9221288.shtml

The Politics of Reconstructing Ancient Grotto Murals From Xinjiang In China Today

The Politics of Reconstructing Ancient Grotto Murals From Xinjiang In China Today

Why did Beijing’s M WOODS museum recently mount two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the ancient Buddhist site of Kizil, Xinjiang Province?

Source: frieze.com/article/politics-reconstructing-ancient-grotto-murals-xinjiang-china-today

Chinese ceramics on display at UIUC art museum

Chinese ceramics on display at UIUC art museum – Xinhua | English.news.cn

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — An exhibition, “Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession,” is going on at the Krannert Art Museum located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Champaign, Illinois.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/18/c_137474620.htm

Crazy rich Chinese demand for rosewood propels drive toward extinction

Crazy rich Chinese demand for rosewood propels drive toward extinction

Stronger international regulations are doing little to stop traffickers from illegal trade of the tropical hardwood

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2164603/chinese-consumers-crazy-rich-demand-rosewood-propels-drive-toward

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Quick News 13th Of Sep 2018

Chinese treasures go on block in NYC

Chinese treasures go on block in NYC – USA – Chinadaily.com.cn

Treasures of Chinese fine paintings, archaic bronzes, sculptures and ceramics are featuring at Christie’s and Sotheby’s Asian Art Week auctions in New York, which started on Tuesday.

Source: usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201809/12/WS5b992b55a31033b4f4655b37.html

37 ancient rock tombs discovered in Central China

37 ancient rock tombs discovered in Central China- China.or

Recently, 37 ancient rock tombs were discovered in Yangpitan, Yunxi county, Central China’s Hubei province.

Source: www.china.org.cn/china/2018-09/12/content_63388228.htm