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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 >>


Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale (9/15/14)
The top lot of the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc. on Aug. 16-17, was this exceptional and large traditional-shaped Pomo burden basket, which realized $23,000.SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold … More >>


American Indian Art, Artifacts from Puffer Collection will be sold Aug. 16-17 in Santa Fe (7/30/14)
This museum-quality Navajo rug (or weaving), made around the 1940s and measuring 45 inches by 81 inches, is one of three pieces in the Best of Santa Fe auction—an annual event to be hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc. scheduled for Aug. 16-17—that carries a $10,000 to $20,000 presale estimate.SANTA FE, N.M. – Around 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles, many from … 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 >>


Asian Carvings, Works of Art to Lead Elite Decorative Arts Sale (6/9/14)
This large, 19th-century Chinese porcelain screen consisting of four main panels, 38 ½ inches by 46 ¾ inches overall, is expected to realize between $30,000 and $40,000 or more at the Elite Decorative Arts’ upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for June 14.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A large and important 19th-century Chinese porcelain screen, an extraordinary and intricately carved Chinese red coral … 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 >>


Porcelain Retrieved from 1690 Chinese Shipwreck to Highlight Auction (6/3/14)
Chinese blue and white kangxi porcelain finger bowl with blue banding on interior, exterior with landscape with buildings and rocks, was purportedly recovered from the Vung Tau, a ship that sank off the coast of Vietnam in the late 17th century. Despite its history, it has a modest auction estimate, as it is expected to fetch between $100 and $200. ATLANTA – Porcelain pieces retrieved from a Chinese shipwreck in 1690, as well as important paintings by noted British artists … More >>


Globetrotting Geologist’s Jaw-Dropping Estate Sale to Draw Serious Collectors (5/13/14)
figuresHaving run estate sales for 20 years, Rachel Fitch knew immediately that this one was going to be different. A … 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 >>


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