Quick News 22nd Of Aug 2018

Royal Style: The jewelry of the Qing court

Royal Style: The jewelry of the Qing court

The interpretation of film and television works often leads to endless disputes about the truth of history. A special exhibition of four years’ preparation, Empresses of China’s Forbidden City: The art and life of the empresses of Qing Dynasty, is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Boston, US, covering the archetypes of historical characters in the popular Chinese TV series Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace.

Source: news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414e31516a4e79457a6333566d54/share_p.html

Gang of Chinese ‘tomb raiders’ bust after looting ancient burial site

Gang of Chinese ‘tomb raiders’ bust after looting ancient burial site

The 646 relics include gold and silver containers as well as gemstones. They were stolen by the 26-member gang who raided a millennium-old burial site on the ancient Silk Road in China.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6078991/Hundreds-precious-relics-recovered-gang-Chinese-tomb-raiders-looted-burial-site.html

250-year-old Chinese vase could set new world record at Sotheby’s

250-year-old Chinese vase could set new world record at Sotheby’s

The 250-year-old Yamanaka Reticulated Vase, regarded as one of the most complex ever produced, could set a new world record at Sotheby’s later this year.

Source: news.justcollecting.com/yamanaka-reticulated-vase-sothebys-auction/

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

Antique Chinese Porcelain – Hand Painted Oriental Chickens Vase – Unusual!

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Trash Or Treasure?

Ends Today: Ebay UK 12th July 2018

Ebay Description: Lovely hand painted chicken and wisteria decorated cylinder vase. Produced in the early 20th Century in China. Not marked but guaranteed to be an early and original piece (base photographed). The vase has a drill hole to the side where it has been converted into a lamp (can be seen in photographs). Otherwise, it is in very good condition with no other chips, cracks or restoration. It measures approximately 11″ in height. SOLD

Why Buy Chinese Antiques?

Chinese Version 为何要购买中国古董

Investing in Chinese porcelain & works of art can be very profitable, but be sure to know what you are buying is of good quality – and genuine! There is a lot of fake items on the market.

The entire global market for Chinese artworks totaled US$8.5 billion in 2013, some 28% of the value of total sales of art and antiques auctioned around the world, with mainland China accounting for 70% of the total.

Within this sector, the highest average prices were found in older period pieces, reflecting a strong cultural focus in China, as well as limited supply.

The wealth, limited supply, and economic dynamics within China all point to a solid outlook for long-term growth in the Chinese art & antiques market.

The chart below shows the distribution of fine art auction sales revenue worldwide in 2016 by country.

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Transitional Porcelain A Quick Primer

A Chinese porcelain blue and white waisted brushpot, Transitional period. Circa 1640

During the early/mid seventeenth century in China, for some fifty years the absence of Imperial patronage meant non-Imperial kilns played a leading role in ceramic production.

This resulted in one of the most dynamic and fascinating periods in China’s porcelain history.

The withdrawal from Jingdezhen’s potters of Court patronage led to a dramatic diversity of production, as the kilns turned their attention to selling both into the non-Imperial domestic market, and into newly-emerging export markets, notably the Dutch and Japanese markets.

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