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  1. Expertise in antique restoration may wane as city's masters retire

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The craftsmanship of Chinese antique furniture restoration that helped put Hong Kong on the world map as one of the most important spots for the trade is set to fade when ... has been making and restoring furniture since he dropped out of school in 1962, said. 'People prefer to do interior decor because it's much quicker money than restoring antique ...

  2. Jessville mansion fiasco reveals shortcomings of antiquities board

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strategy on heritage grading needed', February 24) reveal the government's tendency to twist facts to suit its immediate goals. It is disgraceful that the Antiquities Advisory Board ... of taking up my offer to make a presentation, the board accepted, without comment or question, a claim by the head of the Antiquities Office that there was no cause for concern. It is high time ...

  3. Event brings precious antiques home

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... of the antiques market and prices of various antique items.' Mr He said he was optimistic about the future development of the Hong Kong market and AIAA. 'Before the 1990s, the arts and antique market was one-sided as large amounts of Chinese antiques were sold to foreign countries. In the 1990s, Chinese people gradually bought Chinese art pieces and antiques back from the foreign ...

  4. Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... International Arts and Antiques Fair (HKIAAF), Andy Hei, is optimistic the event will weather the turmoil. With more than 2,000 antiques and contemporary works of art valued at HK$300 million, the fair ... of these events were worse [for the art market] than the situation now,' Hei says. The show's mix of old antiques and new contemporary art is the first in Asia and reflects the current market, ...

  5. Rich display of antique artefacts and new art

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and antiques in Hong Kong, yet it's unusual for collectors, dealers and connoisseurs to have a chance to view both styles of art together. The Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair ... years from the Neolithic period to cutting-edge contemporary art. 'We believe that the combination of antiques and contemporary art is the ideal format for an art fair in Hong Kong,' ...

  6. Collector's passion for antique Buddhas sheds light on how he found his destiny

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhou Maodi spoke to Lilian Zhang Shanghai antique collector Zhou Maodi has spent nearly 30 years collecting items ranging from Buddha statues to bronzes and jades. Mr Zhou explains why antiques are his destiny and how beginners should learn about collecting. How did you become interested? I started collecting coins when I was about 20 years old. At that time I discovered many ...

  7. Sword exhibitor hopes more get the point of collecting antiques

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow A rare Chinese imperial sword will be among artworks and antiques worth HK$300 million on show next month at a fair organisers hope will stimulate interest in collecting ... the sword would be exhibited during the Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair, at which artworks and antiques would be bought and sold, the blade would not be for sale. 'It's ...

  8. Chinese antiques go on display

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is holding an exhibition of antique Chinese art pieces until September 26. The exhibition, 'Ming Qing in the Eyes of Ming-Qing', showcases 80 items of antique Chinese calligraphy, paintings, musical instruments, decorative ornaments and daily commodities from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Comprising four parts, ...

  9. Designer who popularised semiprecious stones sparkles at the arts and antiques fair

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Jewellery designer Lo Kai-yin believes the city is ready to be an arts hub. The historian, who was a pioneer in promoting semiprecious stones in Chinese jewellery when only diamonds counted, is showing her designs at the Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair, which starts today. Her exhibits will consist of three themes, involving pearls ...

  10. Historical knowledge must be passed on, dealers say

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The city's historic role in the preservation and trading of Chinese antique furniture should be passed on to the younger generation, dealers say. The industry should educate the public about antique furniture so people would not be deceived by incorrect information, they said. Because Hong Kong was a British colony, a lot of Chinese furniture with important ...




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