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  1. Step back in time for classical gems

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... there are also antique gems and superior reproduction pieces. The pressure on available space that is evident in other locations popular for antiques, such as Hollywood Road and Queen's Road East, ... antique pieces. 'Ten years ago, when we started the business, we only sold antiques,' says proprietor Andy Ngou. 'But because the number of antiques is declining, now almost 80 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713368/step-back-time-classical-gems
  2. Business - Money

    The case of the antique Buddha scam

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... you might see at a high-end antiques store. Because they could not sell the Buddhas as antiques, their plan was to melt them and sell the gold. The leader of the gang, my cold-caller, produced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1042386/antique-buddha-scam
  3. Antiquities board can't admit last old building is long gone

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake's van der Kamp At Thursday's meeting an [Antiquities Advisory Board] member raised a new piece of historical information about the [west] wing, showing a 1969 news article ... of our history. And this leaves that peculiar collection of underemployed architects and unemployable dreamers, the Antiquities Advisory Board, with a dilemma. If we have already graded all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004862/antiquities-board-cant-admit-last-old-building-long-gone
  4. News - China Insider - SCAM

    Chinese court’s dismissal of compensation claim highlights traffic accident scams

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:23pm by Chris Luo

    ... when swindlers would carry counterfeit antiques such as vases and pretend to accidentally bump into passersby. When a swindler then dropped the vase and it broke he would claim compensation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593187/chinese-courts-dismissal-compensation-claim-highlights-traffic
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of Islamic State jihadists, as the extremists generate cash from extortion, kidnapping and smuggling of both oil and antiquities in the large area they hold in Syria and Iraq, analysts say. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595312/obama-and-us-lawmakers-turn-heat-islamic-state
  6. Antiquities board gives historic villa new lease on life

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A historic villa on The Peak that Hutchison Whampoa wants to redevelop is likely to be saved after the antiquities office raised its status to a top-grade historic ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed at a meeting yesterday to lift the status of the Coombe Road villa, built in 1887, from grade two to grade one. Grade-one buildings have 'outstanding merit' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985741/antiquities-board-gives-historic-villa-new-lease-life
  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Luxury Peak home of Carrie Lam’s neighbour burgled in latest raid on exclusive estates

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:42pm by Clifford Lo

    ... a series of breaks-ins in July. "We will step up patrols and mount special operations in the area," he said. On July 29, an antique vase, US$300 and HK$500 in cash were stolen from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585171/carrie-lams-neighbour-burgled-latest-raid-luxury-peak-homes
  8. Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles by Ronald Knapp Tuttle Next time you pick up a pair of chopsticks, take a moment to think about their history. You will have ... in the shops selling antiques, crafts and collectibles. Ronald Knapp, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at New Paltz, describes the history and cultural significance relating to 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983983/things-chinese-antiques-crafts-collectibles
  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    How to renovate your home without blowing the budget

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:41am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... look. Layer antique rugs on top, or have carpets made to your own design. Finding ways for fixtures to do double duty can also save in the long run. If you are really strapped for cash, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1593983/renovating-without-blowing-budget
  10. Antiques add variety to a strong property portfolio

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li From property to jade and antique fragrant rosewood chairs, investor and collector Wong Koon-kau has many strings to his investment bow. As a chartered surveyor with nearly 30 ... the valuation of the chairs is as much as 600,000 yuan. And the owner of the antique furniture store where I bought them has offered me 400,000 yuan.' he said. A sandalwood table and four chairs he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966115/antiques-add-variety-strong-property-portfolio

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