Quick News 14th Of Aug 2018

How Sotheby’s new Asia chief is getting Chinese buyers to expand their collections

How Sotheby’s new Asia chief is getting Chinese buyers to expand their collections

Chinese collectors have branched out from decorative pieces to areas like contemporary Asian and even Old Masters

Source: www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/2145688/grandpa-brought-chinese-antiques-abroad-now-sothebys-new-asia

Police in China arrest man suspected of robbing ancient tomb

Police in China arrest man suspected of robbing ancient tomb

Tuyuhun Kingdom was established by nomadic people during the early Tang dynasty and is best known for extensive military expeditions

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2152001/police-arrest-suspected-member-gang-which-raided-ancient-and

A New ‘Trade-War Tax’ on Chinese Art Has US Dealers Up in Arms

A New ‘Trade-War Tax’ on Chinese Art Has US Dealers Up in Arms | artnet News

Dealers and art experts are alarmed by a proposed Trump Administration tariff that would hit Chinese art and antiques entering the US.

Source: news.artnet.com/art-world/art-world-proposed-china-tariffs-1331231

Priceless collection of ancient Chinese art donated to city museum

Priceless collection of ancient Chinese art donated to city museum

Works from Song, Ming and Qing dynasties among 355 pieces that will feature in dedicated Chih Lo Lou Gallery

Source: www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2156061/priceless-collection-chinese-paintings-and-calligraphy

Quick News 13th Of Aug 2018

Dr Lewis Wang
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After Viewing This Priceless Artwork, You Can Eat It Too

After Viewing This Priceless Artwork, You Can Eat It Too

Enjoy an edible version of the world’s most famous cabbage.

Source: www.atlasobscura.com/foods/jade-cabbage

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China

In one such tale, depicted in a tomb mural, parents try to bury their son alive.

Source: www.livescience.com/63301-ancient-morbid-mural-tomb-china.html

 

Quick News 12th Of Aug 2018

US tariffs on Chinese art could backfire – Global Times

US tariffs on Chinese art could backfire – Global Times

Visitors look at an old sculpture at the National Museum of China in Beijing on Saturday.

Source: www.globaltimes.cn/content/1115012.shtml

Feature: Cuban hurricane survivor finds happy ending in Chinese porcelain – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Feature: Cuban hurricane survivor finds happy ending in Chinese porcelain – Xinhua | English.news.cn

HAVANA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — Cuban curator and art collector Yosvanis Fornaris owes his expertise in Chinese porcelain to something unusual — a tropical cyclone that devastated Cuba in 2008.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/11/c_137383426.htm

One man€™s quest to preserve China€™s ancient wooden Hui buildings

One man’s quest to preserve China’s ancient wooden Hui buildings

Antique furniture collector scours ancient Huizhou for the finest examples of Hui architecture, taking the structures apart and transporting them to Beijing for safekeeping

Source: www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2158896/ancient-chinas-architecture-wooden-homes-given

Rare 16th century Buddha statue was used as doorstop

Rare 16th century Buddha statue was used as doorstop

The statue is part of a collection which could make tens of thousands of pounds at auction

Source: www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/stourbridge/2018/08/11/rare-16th-century-buddha-statue-was-used-as-doorstop/

The art of clay teapots – SHINE

The art of clay teapots – SHINE

Tea wares need to be practical, but it can also delight the eyes.

Source: www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1808110264/

Quick News 10th Of Aug 2018

Reviving tradition in China’s porcelain capital.

Reviving tradition in China’s porcelain capital – USA – Chinadaily.com.cn

Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital, is seeking to revive its culture.

Source: usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201808/09/WS5b6bee64a310add14f384ebc.html

5 minutes with… A 3,000-year-old bronze gui.

5 minutes with… A 3,000-year-old bronze gui | Christie’s

Offered on 13 September, this bronze vessel is one of only 15 four-legged examples known to our specialist, and once belonged the emperor Qianlong

Source: www.christies.com/features/A-3000-year-old-bronze-gui-9329-3.aspx

Qing era art set to wow US – China.org.cn

Qing era art set to wow US – China.org.cn

An exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty-the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)-will be on view from Aug 18 in the Untied States.

Source: www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-08/09/content_58292772.htm

Quick News 9th Of Aug 2018

Buddha statue painted in ‘ridiculous’ colours in botched repair works

Buddha statue painted in ‘ridiculous’ colours in botched repair works

The relic is inside a grotto in south-west China’s Anyue county, and dates back to the Song dynasty (960-1279). Local officials issued an apology after photos of the flubbed restoration went viral.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/china/article-6039205/Outcry-1-000-year-old-Buddha-statue-given-ridiculous-colour-pattern-botched-repair-works.html

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions

Warring States Dou Atop Bixie Captures Tone of September 8 Sale At Gianguan Auctions NEW YORK , New York — 08 August 2018 Warring States bronze, silver & gold Dou on Bixie. Gianguan Auctions.September 8, 2018 sale. “Visit” by Huang Gongwang, Yuan Dynasty. Gianguan Auctio…

Source: www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/7825-warring-states-dou-atop-bixie-captures-tone-of-september-8-sale-a

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn’t equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

In the Forbidden City, being the emperor didn’t equate to a life of limitless power or pleasure

For the emperor, life in the Forbidden City was not as opulent as one might imagine

Source: multimedia.scmp.com/culture/article/2158740/forbidden-city/life/chapter_03.html

Dealers fight back as Chinese art under attack in Trump’s trade war

Dealers fight back as Chinese art under attack in Trump’s trade war

Threat of 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese paintings, sculptures, collect­ibles and antiques to be discussed at public hearing in United States

Source: www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/arts-music/article/2158752/art-dealers-fight-back-us-china-trade-war-poised