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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Steel piling plan could allow work to restart on Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Ada Lee

    ... an ancient well and parts of a building that may date back to the 10th century, were discovered. However, at a meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday, some members voiced concern about ... of the station design. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po told the meeting that after the excavation, the Antiquities and Monuments Office would study with experts the historic value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539814/steel-piling-plan-could-allow-work-restart-sha-tin-central-rail-link
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... and sociological factors, observers of the current art market craze might find it difficult to define what the right price should be for Chinese antiques. If history can teach us anything, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556191/boom-chinese-art-has-roots-traditional-passion-collecting
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Authentiques

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:30am by CANDACE CAMPOS

    ... Candace Campos Owner Kate Davies talks to Candace Campos about how she turned her love for antiques into a business Authentiques What's the inspiration behind your shop? "I love luxury, but I also respect the planet, so antique furniture ticks both boxes. It's a joy to be surrounded by beautiful pieces that are at least 100, if not 200, years old." How did you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1446990/store-de-force-authentiques
  6. News - Hong Kong - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Pottery found at To Kwa Wan shows city was trading hub back in Song dynasty

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... been unearthed at the 23,000 square metre site. Lam inspected the relics at the invitation of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. After comparing the Kowloon City finds with pottery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547652/pottery-found-kwa-wan-shows-city-was-trading-hub-back-song-dynasty
  7. News - Hong Kong - ivory

    Demonstrators plan to picket Hong Kong Art Museum's ivory display

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... elephants and rhinoceroses in the wild and combating illegal poaching and trading," an LCSD spokeswoman said. "The Hong Kong Museum of Art displays these antiquities to celebrate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547668/demonstrators-plan-picket-hong-kong-art-museums-ivory-display
  8. Antique silver dollar poised to smash the US$1m barrier

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... are comparable in rarity and grade to million-dollar US coins but are only changing hands for 'thousands instead of millions'. He says Chinese antique items in general are still underpriced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722791/antique-silver-dollar-poised-smash-us1m-barrier
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR pile-driving 'may have hit 10th century relics'

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... said that before the Antiquities and Monuments Office makes its decision on whether or not to preserve To Kwa Wan relics in situ, steel panels would be driven 12 metres into the ground ... to a five-month delay in tunnelling, Ip said the actual impact on the project could not be determined until the archaeological excavations had been completed and the antiquities office had decided how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529501/mtr-pile-driving-may-have-hit-relics
  10. Prominent Tibetan antique dealer gets 15-year jail term

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... It is impossible for him to rob a grave,' he said. Karma Samdrup was one of the biggest private dealers of Tibetan antiques and was named philanthropist of the year by China Central Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718022/prominent-tibetan-antique-dealer-gets-15-year-jail-term

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