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  1. World Antique Compact Exhibition

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... World Antique Compact Exhibition Featuring 90 cosmetic compacts from Japanese cosmetic house Kanebo's collection, created between 1873 and the 1950s. Highlights include a 1952 'Bird-in-hand' compact (above) designed by Salvador Dali, and a bracelet compact belonging to Nepal's royal family. Daily, 11am-8pm. Opens today. 21/F, Function Room, Sogo Department Store, Causeway ...

  2. The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities

    Posted Oct 08th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities by Peter Watson and Cecilia Todeschini Public Affairs, HK$210 Fans of The Da Vinci Code may find ... officials and mafia-like archaeological kingpins are exposed by tenacious Italian detectives. Most people reasonably assume that the antiquities in museums were either bought legally at auction, ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Thrown a curveball

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by David Roden

    ... Pok Fu Lam, tel: 2543 4565). The standing, antiqued mirror came from Restoration Hardware. Master bedroom The Maxalto bed (HK$152,000) and bedside tables (HK$24,100 each) were from Dentro ... in London. Bought at Restoration Hardware several years ago were the standing mirror, with antiqued finish, and the 60s Link Bench. The Turkish handmade fabric on it was a gift. The chair was bought ...

  4. Central Market not worth saving, antiquities board rules

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board have agreed almost unanimously that the city's last remaining example of Bauhaus-style architecture, the Central Market, has no preservation value, smoothing the way for its demolition. In a closed-door meeting, only two board members disagreed with the Antiquities and Monuments Office's recommendation that the market ...

  5. Curiosity kindles taste for antiques

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... with Anna Healy Fenton It was curiosity that first set Zafar Lam Shi-fa on the road to running one of the region's most successful antique furniture businesses. He was intrigued ... a seed to a passion.' After graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic in business management, he became a sales assistant in the Altfield antique shop in Hollywood Road in 1985. By 1989 he ...

  6. Warehouse full of really 'cool things'

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a huge variety of goods here, from Afghan rugs to Burmese table tops with powdered legs. We have genuine antiques and pieces that use old elements in novel ways, inspiring an emotional response ...

  7. Bowled over by an auction of antique treasure beyond measure

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... an antiques business in the Bund area, and he's now one of the most prominent collectors of Chinese art in the world. The bowl is almost certainly a pair to one in the collection of the Percival ...

  8. Former antiquities chief reappointed

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Busy architect Edward Ho will now wear two hats Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has filled the post of Antiquities Advisory Board chairman a month after it fell vacant- by appointing the same person. This means architect Edward Ho Sing-tin will fill two roles- as chairman of the antiquities board and of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. When Mr Ho was appointed last ...

  9. A chance to rebuild antiquities board

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For such an important body, the Antiquities Advisory Board operates with little transparency or accountability. As the government reviews its approach to heritage preservation, looking ... and transparency for this body should be a priority. It has to be allowed to operate away from the influence of the government's Antiquities and Monuments Board. A board drawn from the wider community ...

  10. Antique maps

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I have dabbled in collecting Chinese furniture and art objects, and would now like to buy an antique map of the region. What do I need to know? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS ... be considerably more.' RESOURCES Books (Amazon.com): Antique Maps by C. Moreland and D. Bannister ($123); Collecting Old Maps by F.J. Manasek ($320); Collecting Antique Maps by Jonathan Potter ($190, ...




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