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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.

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A Good Faux Wood Yixing Teapot – Recent Buy

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Description: The body made to imitate wood complete with grain and faux nails all modeled out of Yixing clay, impressed mark to base and lid. Age: 20th century. Size: 10 cm tall x 15 cm wide.

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A Large Soapstone Mythical Beast Square Seal – Recent Buy

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A Large Soapstone Mythical Beast Square Seal – 老虎古董 – 购买中国古董 – Tiger Antiques

Description: The seal is carved with a finial in the form two intertwined chimera recumbent upon a rectangular seal, three lines of calligraphy to the side and a archaic seal to the underside. The stone is of a deep red tone, with an intricate network of lighter and darker inclusions.

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A Rare Zitan Gong Hammer – Recent Buy

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A Rare Zitan Gong Hammer – 老虎古董 – 购买中国古董 – Tiger Antiques

Description: A rare Zitan gong hammer carved with a dragon in flight amongst dense scrolling clouds. Notes! There is little doubt that zitan was reserved for important pieces, as zitan had become a very expensive commodity by the early Qing period, as a result of excessive logging throughout the Min…

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A Large Archaic Bronze Vase – Recent Buy

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A Large Archaic Bronze Vase – 老虎古董 – 购买中国古董 – Tiger Antiques

Description: A large hexagonal body archaic vase cast with a pair of buddhist lion handles and decorated with a bands of stylised phoenix below rows of archaic lappets.

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