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  1. News - Hong Kong

    London council sells Chinese antiques for HK$102.4m

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A south London council raised millions of pounds on Wednesday after controversially selling 24 Chinese antique ceramic items at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. The collection, including vases, bowls and boxes, fetched a total of HK$102.4 million for Croydon Council – with a blue and white Ming dynasty moonflask the most expensive item at HK$28.1 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367255/london-council-sells-chinese-antiques-hk1024m
  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Curator Ma Weidu is a rich source on antiques

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by NICHOLAS DENG

    ... source on antiques After the founding of the People's Republic of China, appreciation for culture was a luxury that few people could afford. It was rare for people to be in a position to devote themselves to its study. Ma Weidu became an enthusiast, and eventually one of the mainland's trailblazers in the field of antiques. Today, with the economy growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1266815/curator-ma-weidu-rich-source-antiques
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    Work on delayed Sha Tin-Central rail link set to resume

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... for the resumption of delayed building work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link. The railway project is estimated to be 11 months behind schedule. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday conducted ... the relics could be damaged by vibration from the railway construction site. Some antiquities board members earlier expressed concerns that the steel piling would be sunk as close as 1.8 metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557059/work-delayed-sha-tin-central-rail-link-set-resume
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Antiques collector sets up museum to show traditional houses and furniture

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lim Hui Sin

    ... Lim Hui Sin life@scmp.com An antiques dealer has set up a museum in Shanghai to display his collection of traditional buildings and furniture, writes Lim Hui Sin dwell Zhao Wenlong sees himself as a man with a mission, a guardian of cultural heritage. Which is how he came to convert a one-hectare site outside Shanghai into a showcase of antique furniture and traditional buildings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1176680/antiques-collector-sets-museum-show-traditional-houses-and
  5. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Sotheby’s, eBay team up for online auctions

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the venerable Sotheby’s and digital pioneer eBay, said they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques ... will connect the 270-year-old Sotheby’s, with its extensive inventory of fine art, antiques, books, jewels, watches and furniture, with eBay’s 145 million active buyers around the world. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554641/sothebys-ebay-team-online-auctions
  6. Business - Money - ANTIQUE METALWORK

    Collecting: antique export silver

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Time for a silver lining The market for Chinese antique export silver is having a dramatic reversal of fortune. Export silver, as the name suggests, originally catered to a Western audience, and included royalty and aristocrats. Catherine the Great was an avid collector of Chinese export silver, as was Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1156315/collecting-antique-export-silver
  7. News - China - CULTURE

    Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... and ruled that the goods belonged to the country, the Dahe Daily reports. According to the Antiquities Act, all unearthed antiquities belong to the state. China’s Civil Law also states that grave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549544/chinese-court-rejects-familys-right-treasures-their-great-grandfathers
  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Rock inscription in Hong Kong to be protected by 'psychological barrier'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... a statutory monument- with the aim of stopping the weathering process. There is a gap of about 20cm between rock and screen. However, experts who conducted a study for the Antiquities and Monuments ... square metres with a brick-edge border will be constructed in front of the rock inscription. The design is in line with the Antiquities Advisory Board's view that a balance should be struck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556859/oldest-known-rock-inscription-hong-kong-be-protected-psychological
  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Departing antiquities chief Bernard Chan calls for heritage review

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ad hoc approach to buildings in private hands is undesirable, Bernard Chan says We can do better, says outgoing antiquities chief Sitting in his office the day after chairing his final meeting with the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan appeared relieved to have put the heritage hot seat behind him. Chan, known as "the king of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116856/departing-antiquities-chief-bernard-chan-calls-heritage-review
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Andrew Lam takes over from Bernard Chan at helm of antiquities board

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND OLGA WONG

    ... Amy Nip and Olga Wong Andrew Lam, who advised chief executive on land policy, leads the heritage board Bernard Chan's successor named A town planner who offered to quit the Antiquities Advisory Board together with Bernard Chan during the Government Hill controversy has been appointed its new chairman. Andrew Lam Siu-lo will serve as head of the board for a term of two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1118515/andrew-lam-takes-over-bernard-chan-helm-antiquities-board

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