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Antique

Chinese art buyers shun smaller shops for major auction houses

Mainland Chinese make up a quarter of the world's fine art buyers, but this does not mean local art dealers have benefited. "Chinese buyers usually either buy at auctions or from the most reputable and best known dealers," said Sotheby's Asia CEO Kevin Ching.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:21am

Dealer who can make or break a family's fortune: William Chak

Hongkonger William Chak Kin-man, who last month set a world record when he paid HK$74 million for a porcelain bowl that dates back about 300 years, is a celebrity on the mainland.

27 May 2013 - 4:21am

Pop-up stores Hong Kong's temporary retail solution

When Kate Davies and Tammy To decided Hong Kong needed more European antiques, they flew to Belgium and Britain to hunt for pieces they thought would appeal to buyers from Hong Kong and the mainland.

"I like antiques and was frustrated I couldn't get them here," Davies says. "They add so much depth to the home."

29 Mar 2013 - 10:32am

Collecting: antique export silver

The market for Chinese antique export silver is having a dramatic reversal of fortune. Export silver, as the name suggests, originally catered to a Western audience, and included royalty and aristocrats.

25 Feb 2013 - 2:59pm

E-stores unlock a wider world

Shopping for homeware is akin to buying clothes. Would you commit without seeing the item in person, feeling its finish and judging 'in the flesh' whether it will be the right fit, either for your figure or your living room?

People are doing both. Shopping online for household kit is the retail story of our time, and it's far bigger than home-delivered groceries.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Directory

Fashion

ALDO 1901

Amazing Inspiration Workshop 2607

Armani Outlet 2203-5

A.U.N Fashion 2718

Bluebell Fashion Warehouse 1902-5

Body Style (Cosabella Distributor) 2202

Club Monaco Warehouse 2719-20

Diesel Outlet 2701

Fairton Labels Fashion Warehouse 1910

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Step back in time to an age of style

From unique antique-style furnishings and curios to pieces destined to become family heirlooms, Horizon Plaza offers a myriad of styles and designs as part of its one-stop shopping experience.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Directory

Fashion

Amazing Inspiration Workshop 2607

Armani Outlet 2203-5

A.U.N Fashion 2718

Bluebell Fashion Warehouse 1902-5

Body Style (Cosabella Distributor) 2202

Club Monaco Warehouse 2719-20

Diesel Outlet 2701

Fairton Labels Fashion Warehouse 1910

Imaginex Outlet 1906

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

notes from the dorm

Antique, timeless buildings: they're rustic, historic and havens for pests. Centipedes, spiders and the worst of them all: mice.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A fine distinction

Unrest in the Middle East, natural disasters in Japan and the volatile equity market in the West have cast a cloud over this year's European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf) but dealers were quick to find a silver lining in the burgeoning Chinese economy.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Step back in time for classical gems

Horizon Plaza has made its name as one of the best places in Hong Kong for furniture. While there is a huge range of modern furniture within its myriad floors, there are also antique gems and superior reproduction pieces.

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Bohemian rhapsody

The term 'bohemian', referring to an untraditional lifestyle, emerged in France in the early 1800s, when creative types began moving into low-rent 'gypsy' neighbourhoods in Paris, including Montmartre and Le Marais.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Golden oldies spark revival

On prominent display in the salon of antique and vintage jewellery dealer Michael Youssoufian is a portrait of a well-dressed European aristocrat, resplendent in diamond and pearl earrings and choker.

18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Older the better

In space-constrained Hong Kong, cabinets not only provide storage solutions but satisfy our appreciation of bygone years.

While many are content with what appeals to them during a visit to a budget furnisher, others prefer antique or custom-made items.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Here Come the Heavenly Horses

An exhibition of Chinese antique horses and related accessories, featuring a pair of Tang dynasty painted pottery horses (above) excavated from Henan province. Today-tomorrow, 10am-7pm, Oi Ling Antiques, 52 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2815 9422. Ends tomorrow

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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