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  1. 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
  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Online report suggests graft-busters targeting another military 'tiger'

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:43am by Staff Reporter

    ... Weekly, a magazine run by broadcaster Phoenix Television. Xu also stored countless precious gems and hundreds of kilograms of expensive jade as well as rare antiques, the report said. Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1647321/online-report-suggests-graft-busters-targeting-another-military-tiger
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong to get first peek at Robert Ellsworth's art collection

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:06pm by Enid Tsui

    ... antiques, died in August at the age of 85. He had a treasure trove of over 2,000 pieces of ceramics, furniture, sculptures, bronzes and paintings from Asia and Europe stashed away in his 22-room ... collection of Oriental antiques now housed in the British Museum. Ellsworth was a passionate conservationist who was made an honorary citizen by Anhui province for his efforts to preserve Huangshan’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1639721/hong-kong-get-first-peek-robert-ellsworths-art-collection
  4. News - Hong Kong - COLLECTIBLES

    Chinese tycoon Liu Yiqian breaks world auction record for HK$348.4m thangka

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 06:25pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Raktayamari, the red Conqueror of Death, embracing his consort, Vajravetali, trampling Yama, the Lord of Death. Antiques dealer Hon Lau, owner of Hollywood Galleries in Central, said the thangka ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649349/chinese-tycoon-liu-yiqian-breaks-world-auction-record-hk3484m-thangka
  5. 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
  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 - World - EGYPT

    Three Germans, six Egyptians jailed for stealing pharaonic fragments from Giza pyramid

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:53pm by AFP

    ... famous of the three Giza pyramids. It houses the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, and is the only surviving one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Six Egyptians- three employees of the antiquities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638320/three-germans-six-egyptians-jailed-stealing-pharaonic-fragments-giza
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Medieval well may be moved from To Kwa Wan station construction site

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... appearance, which is not bad," Chan said of the option of moving the well. This option was estimated to cost HK$10 million, the cheapest of the four possibilities presented to the Antiquities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646505/medieval-well-may-be-moved-kwa-wan-station-construction-site
  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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