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Chinese Export Silver Goes High Profile in Upcoming Christie’s Auction (10/16/14)
This superb floral centerpiece or epergne made by Ning Zhao Ji, is just one of 88 astounding lots of Chinese Export Silver currently up for bid at an online auction at Chritsie’s through Oct. 28.There is no doubt about it: Chinese Export Silver is making more appearances than ever. Yet, what is undoubtedly one … More >>


Chinese Export Silver Items Star in Recent Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Sale (7/20/14)
The surprise leader of the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale was this late 19th century Straits Chinese silver octagonal bowl and cover, intricately decorated with an engraved foliate motif and alternating side panels of a shrew amidst fruiting vines, a bird amidst bamboo, a dragon amidst floating clouds and a flowering shrub, all set between finely executed meander borders. The bowl romped home at $11,130.NEWBURY, England – Auction houses are ideal platforms for judging buying trends which, by default, would also include prevailing values. … More >>


The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China (6/28/14)
The very concept of Triads having any influence on the decorative arts would appear incongruous to most people; it is nevertheless a reality that had considerable momentum in the late 19th century and early 20th century.Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in the early … More >>


Chinese Export Silver and the Enlightened Renaissance (6/5/14)
The Empress Dowager Cixi led China through a cultural and artistic renaissance.Chinese Export Silver always adapted to the realities of Chinese history. It was, after all, a product of that history, … More >>


T’ou Sè Wè Orphanage was the Birthplace of Chinese Modern Creative Arts (5/22/14)
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.comThat a Jesuit orphanage and school in Shanghai founded in the 19th century should be the cradle of modern creative … More >>


Chinese Export Silver: The East-West Divide (5/13/14)
Sterling & Renminbi中國出口銀器:東西方的分裂 Worthologist Adrien von Ferscht investigates the dichotomy of preference by Chinese collectors of Chinese Export Silver for items in the … More >>


The Search for Christian and Easter Rarities in the World of Chinese Export Silver (4/17/14)
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com中國出口銀器: 復活節的珍寶 Christianity has had a presence in China since the Tang Dynasty, including a significant influential Jesuit network, as well … More >>


The Enamel Revival Phenomenon and its Relationship to Chinese Export Silver (4/14/14)
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com中國出口銀器: 琺瑯的復興現象 The art of cloisonné is often looked upon as a Chinese art and, in some respects, it is a … More >>


The Important Glasgow Connection to Canton and Chinese Export Silver (4/10/14)
East Indiaman Ship中國出口銀器: 格拉斯哥的聯系 There are more similarities between the early 19th-century port cities of Glasgow, Scotland, and Canton, China, than one might … More >>


Chinese Export Silver: The 19th-Century Phenomenon Equivalent to the iPad! (3/25/14)
Chinese Silver Gilt Cup Sung & Tang DynastiesThe 1842 Treaty of Nanking broke the habit of a lifetime; after more than 2,500 years, China could no longer … More >>


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