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  1. Maps help former banker plot a new course

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antiques dealer Christopher Bailey knows Hong Kong very well, but still insists on carrying a map wherever he goes. For the 37-year-old former banker, maps are a passion. Tired of travelling around the world on business all year round, he quit his job two years ago to set up an antiques company - Picture This in South Bay Road - with his wife, Pamela Fung Mei-chuen. He says ...

  2. Pure decadence for sale at $93m

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Hong Kong women want their jewels big, glitzy and in-your-face. That's why Cartier headed straight to Hong Kong to hock one of its most prized antique possessions, ... and more than 80 other pieces of Cartier antique jewellery will be on show at a private cocktail party tonight in the Prince's Building. ...

  3. Angels of goodwill

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... was held in the Grand Hyatt ballroom just before Christmas, and featured an antique watch auction and renowned pianist Kong Xiang-dong. Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping- the guest of honour, who took time ... guests enthralled. Dennis Mui Kuen-lin donated 21 antique watches for the auction, which raised $260,000. The dinner raised $900,000, but the federation is still counting donations from ...

  4. Out with the new

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Adele Rosi

    ... Adele Rosi The best-laid plans don't always eventuate. But a willingness to be flexible has allowed one Hong Kong Island resident to indulge her love of antiques. When French-born antiques dealer Rosalind Durand-Ruel moved into her Lan Kwai Fong apartment, she had many fixed ideas about how she wanted it to look. Two years later, the end result differs vastly from her ...

  5. Silverware

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I'm familiar with Chinese export silver, but not Japanese. What's the difference? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS Lucille Vessa, of Honeychurch Antiques, says the heyday ... 'The British standard for sterling silver is 92.5 per cent. Japanese silver was marked 90 per cent sterling silver. The Chinese made about 82 to 95 per cent.' Caring for antique Japanese ...

  6. State of the art

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exhibited this week at the Alberto Levi Gallery, a top Milanese gallery for antique and collectible carpets. In Hong Kong, samples can be viewed at Fort Street Studio (14/F Harbour Industrial ...

  7. Expert Advice

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Glenn, established Honeychurch Antiques in 1973. 'Kiri also has a nice fragrance that's not as strong as camphor. 'Although earlier examples exist from the Edo [1603 to 1868] ... pieces of lesser quality often cost more. Honeychurch Antiques Ltd (G/F, 29 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2543 2433, fax: 2541 3683) specialises in Asian artefacts, rare books and prints. ...

  8. Jurist with a penchant for generating controversy

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and is still a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He incensed the Sultan of Brunei in 1986 by saying the kingdom had 'antiquated and inefficient laws' while he was serving ...

  9. dig in

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mirjana Jovetic

    ... Mirjana Jovetic The Indonesian Restaurant 25 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Tel: 2577 9981 Open: noon-midnight Laminex tables, vinyl chairs, black-suited waiters as antiquated as the decor and an authentic menu with (almost) authentic 1960s prices... retro lovers could do no better than the gourmet time travel experience offered by The Indonesian Restaurant. It was a first-class seat ...

  10. Speak up!

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... asked to be Mrs Hudson- Holmes' landlady- an antique clock, a bay window, a policeman, horses, a Scotsman wearing a kilt and even the legendary Loch Ness monster. 'The actors were ...




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