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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Doomed buildings may be history under antiquities board grading

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny. fung@scmp.com Doomed buildings to be history An old printing ink shop in Central and a landmark restaurant in Stanley may soon be identified as grade three historic buildings; both are set to be demolished. The grading proposals, passed yesterday by the Antiquities Advisory Board, come a little more than a month after the board took public comment on the issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594271/doomed-buildings-may-be-history-under-antiquities-board-grading
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Antique vase snatched in raid on shipping magnate's home

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Burglars raid home of shipping magnate Marden Shipping magnate Antony Marden became the latest victim in a string of high-profile break-ins when his daughter woke to find a burglar in her room yesterday. An antique vase worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and US$300 and HK$500 in cash were taken in the raid at the luxury three-storey house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562129/shipping-magnate-antony-mardens-home-peak-burgled
  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board launches public review of heritage policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation looks into how to conserve historic buildings after failure to save Ho Tung Gardens Antiquities board seeks views on heritage policy The Antiquities Advisory Board is asking Hongkongers nine sets of questions in a two-month consultation to review the city's policy on the conservation of heritage buildings. Board chairman Andrew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525502/antiquities-board-launches-public-review-heritage-policy
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641743/expertise-antique-restoration-may-wane-citys-masters-retire
  5. A Spring Exhibition of Antique Maps

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Original maps from the late 16th to mid-20th century. Highlights include Ortelius' map of the East Indies, China by Speed, and Asia by Mercator, Hondius and de Wit. Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This, Suite 603B, 6/F, Office Tower, 9 Queen's Rd Cen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454043/spring-exhibition-antique-maps
  6. first person

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... eyes to thread needles. My elder brother once had a shop selling antiques including vases, and people used to ask for the vases to be made into lamps. So I started to learn how to make ... they are happy, and then I am happy. I used to watch my old uncles locking away their antiques and paintings because they didn't want to risk breaking them. But it's such a waste to put them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445006/first-person
  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Chinese antiques collector puts his exquisite pieces on display

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:39am by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui One collector of Chinese antiques is putting his exquisite pieces on display in the hope of encouraging other owners to do likewise, writes Enid Tsui Cache and release Two ... to share them with the public," says Lin, who is a respected figure among aficionados of Chinese antiques. Cosmopolitan, well educated and well off, Lin and others like him became a new class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1515678/chinese-antiques-collector-puts-his-exquisite-pieces
  8. Comment - Letters

    Antiquities board did not act over Ho Tung Gardens

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:53am by LETTERS

    ... Antiquities board did not even try to save Ho Tung Gardens The destruction of Ho Tung Gardens was extremely regrettable, solely for the profit of one person. Every time there has been ... to preserve Ho Tung Gardens and redevelop the West Wing office block. The Antiquities Advisory Board also failed. It sat by while this site with the highest possible rating was demolished. I wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1408632/antiquities-board-did-not-act-over-ho-tung-gardens
  9. News - World - ART

    BBC's Antiques Roadshow unearths genuine Van Dyck worth HK$5m

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 11:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London TV show unearths HK$5m Van Dyck A British television show dedicated to valuing people's usually modest antiques says it has uncovered a "hidden ... by an English priest who bought it in an antiques shop for only £400. Father Jamie MacLeod, who purchased the painting because he liked the thick, gold-coloured frame, plans to sell the portrait to fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393348/bbcs-antiques-roadshow-unearths-genuine-van-dyck-worth-hk5m
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korean spies find antiquated numbers game still safer

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul But South Korea's reliance on decades-old methods means it has a patchy surveillance record Spies find antiquated numbers game still safer As a scratchy rendition ... But reliance on antiquated methods and human sources has meant that the National Intelligence Service (NIS), South Korea's spy agency, has a patchy record on finding out what is going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1377033/south-korean-spies-find-antiquated-numbers-game-still-safer

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