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  1. Antique instrument still plucks heartstrings

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou Dialogue between Guqin and Gragnani Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra June 18 City Hall Concert Hall The East-meets-West theme took the form of two antique instruments. Beijing professor Zhao Jiazhen treated the audience with her priceless guqin, a seven-string zither dating from the Song dynasty some 800 years ago. With that she opened the concert with the ancient tune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971226/antique-instrument-still-plucks-heartstrings
  2. Antique furniture are timeless attractions

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antique Chinese furniture is proving increasingly popular in the city, but buyers are often uncertain of what constitutes an antique. Experts say that an antique piece of Chinese furniture must be more than 100 years old and at least 90 per cent original. For Chinese antique tables and chairs, replaced legs significantly lower the value of a piece. 'For cabinets, the shelves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722642/antique-furniture-are-timeless-attractions
  3. Failed Carrian boss Tan loses antiques dispute

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... empire, George Tan Soon-gin- over a batch of precious Chinese porcelain worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Lam was entitled to the sale proceeds of three of the antique pieces- a Guyuexuan ... of antiques from the Song and Qing dynasties that were at the centre of the legal dispute. 'Neither Lam's nor Tan's performance in the witness box can be regarded as impressive,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966966/failed-carrian-boss-tan-loses-antiques-dispute
  4. Zenith boss misses a beat but the antique watches get big tick

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... timepieces, most of them antique with the oldest made in 1899, will be on show until January 2. Hong Kong is the exhibition's last stop in Asia - after Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo - before ... Ch?reau-Hoffmann (pictured), Hong Kong general manager for LVMH watches and jewellery. 'Our craftsmen today still get inspiration from history. These antique pieces reflect the identity of our brand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733437/zenith-boss-misses-beat-antique-watches-get-big-tick
  5. Gallery owner forced to close seeks home for antique silk

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... along Wyndham Street, Central. But she is hoping to find a home in Hong Kong for her extensive collection of antique Chinese costumes and textiles, much of which the public has never seen, ... for herself in what was once the city's cultural hub. However, rising property prices and the thriving bar trade have forced the neighbouring galleries and antique shops to close down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739372/gallery-owner-forced-close-seeks-home-antique-silk
  6. Investors target art and antiques

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the economic climate improving over the past few months, investors are spoiled for choice as far as investment products are concerned. Investing in art and antiques is an option ... Surveyors (RICS) Art and Antiques Survey showed that art and antiques prices continue to rise, as more buyers turn to the market as an alternative investment. RICS is a British-based surveyor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731413/investors-target-art-and-antiques
  7. Rediscover beauty of antique stones

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Was it a famous jeweller? When was the piece made? If the piece is a real antique from a famous house, it might be better to keep it as is,' says Arnaud Bastien, general manager, Greater China, Graff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731247/rediscover-beauty-antique-stones
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong's children against emotional abuse

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says HK must follow England and update its antiquated child cruelty law Protect our most vulnerable against psychological abuse "If we don't stand up for children," said activist Marian Wright Edelman, "then we don't stand for much". Although the criminal law seeks to protect the people's rights and to deter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618520/protect-hong-kongs-children-against-emotional-abuse
  9. Newly rich mainlanders push antique prices through the roof

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Forget about investing in Hong Kong property. Prices for top-quality antique Chinese furniture have increased fourfold in five years, bid up by newly rich mainlanders. Prices ... it with their enthusiasm for 'imperial' furniture- mainlanders are also ensuring that Hong Kong's role as an antiques market is likely to grow. At Sotheby's auction in the city in October last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708624/newly-rich-mainlanders-push-antique-prices-through-roof
  10. Damaged antiques can be fixed

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Did your favourite dining table arrive in Hong Kong with scratches or dents on the side? Or did the springs of your mother's antique sofa finally break? If the warranty on your ... Chan, owner of The Birdcage, a Chinese antique-furniture repair shop. The most common problems are scratches, dents and water marks. Although the damage can be fixed, it comes with a price. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719856/damaged-antiques-can-be-fixed

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