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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    Work on delayed Sha Tin-Central rail link set to resume

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... for the resumption of delayed building work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link. The railway project is estimated to be 11 months behind schedule. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday conducted ... the relics could be damaged by vibration from the railway construction site. Some antiquities board members earlier expressed concerns that the steel piling would be sunk as close as 1.8 metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557059/work-delayed-sha-tin-central-rail-link-set-resume
  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. Comment - Blogs - Culture Club

    Time to take museums seriously in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:25pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... are they qualified to be called museums?  Some at least attempt to do things properly. The Liang Yi Museum on Hollywood Road, which opened this year, tries to present a private collection of antique Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1569300/time-take-museums-seriously-hong-kong
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    100 years on, Hong Kong's own legacies of war

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... of sites built in the run-up to the first world war- which broke out a century ago today. Tim Ko Tim-keung, a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board who is handling the project commissioned ... and Devil's Peak sites have both been given grade two heritage status- categorising them as buildings of special merit which should be "selectively preserved"- by the Antiquities Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560660/100-years-hong-kongs-own-legacies-war
  8. 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
  9. Rediscover beauty of antique stones

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

    ... 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 Diamonds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731247/rediscover-beauty-antique-stones
  10. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Sotheby’s, eBay team up for online auctions

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the venerable Sotheby’s and digital pioneer eBay, said they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques ... will connect the 270-year-old Sotheby’s, with its extensive inventory of fine art, antiques, books, jewels, watches and furniture, with eBay’s 145 million active buyers around the world. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554641/sothebys-ebay-team-online-auctions

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