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Chinese Ceramics


Manchester, Tennessee

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Collectors' dream portrait

An Imperial portrait of Consort Chunhui is the highlight of the Bonhams Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on Sunday. Attributed to the Italian missionary-artist Giuseppe Castiglione, who served at the Qing court, the half-length portrait of Consort Chunhui in court dress is executed in oil on gaoli paper.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Chinese side of the equation

One of the more perplexing questions of history asks why China - the birthplace of many technological discoveries at the heart of civilisation - took so long to achieve industrial revolution, centuries after it had come and gone in the West.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Doubts over HK$270m jade chair, stool

Art experts and historians are questioning the authenticity of a jade dressing table and stool said to date from the Han dynasty that were sold for hundreds of millions of yuan at auction on the mainland last year.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Collection goes under hammer

Craftsmanship in China has a noble tradition, seen best in the artistry and beauty of the distinctive ceramics produced over the centuries.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Handle With Care

DESIGNERS DRAW inspiration from many sources, and it was only a matter of time before they would pay homage to the decorative beauty of fine porcelain.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Museum seeks fresh look at relics

The Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, said yesterday it would seek official approval for a re-evaluation of some porcelain relics it houses, after one of its star relics, a porcelain royal water vase from the Tang dynasty, was dismissed as a forgery.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Museum probes claim of broken relics cover-up

Bosses at Beijing's Palace Museum are investigating claims of a cover-up over the breakage of four precious antiques.

Administrators said that an accident in which a researcher broke a rare porcelain plate on July 4 was the first breakage at the museum caused by human error.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Museum blamed for relic damage

Questions have arisen about the Palace Museum's managerial ability and integrity after a 1,000-year-old artefact was broken by a laboratory researcher.

The breakage of the porcelain plate dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279) was due to an 'operational error', said a museum spokesman. The researcher had broken the plate while using a device to examine it last month.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The weird and the wonderful

Schlock or haute art? The buyers will decide during the seven-day Christie's spring sale that ends on Wednesday when two rare singing bird 'pistols' go under the hammer.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Soapstone figures for sale

Arguably the greatest collection of soapstone figures to be offered at an auction, the Q collection offers an unparalleled opportunity for collectors to acquire pieces of the highest quality with impeccable provenance.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

We have to do our bit in the war on fakes

Intellectual property rights are usually on the agenda whenever Chinese officials meet Western counterparts - as is likely when presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama hold talks in Washington on Wednesday. Each year, untold amounts of mainland-made name-brand fakes flood into the wider world.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Ancient art treasures on display for anniversary

The Min Chiu Society is a group of Hongkongers who possess exceptional collections of Chinese art. This year, the group marks its 50th anniversary by collaborating with the Hong Kong Museum of Art to showcase 340 of its finest treasures in an event called 'The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition'.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Pick on China week

Leaders from Europe and Asia met in Brussels to talk about a whole lot of issues at the Europe-Asia meeting. The meeting was attended by representatives of 46 nations, who together make up almost 60 per cent of the world's population. Much of what was said put Premier Wen Jiabao on the spot.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Today: University of Edinburgh lunch: 'An empire of commerce: Three centuries of Scottish enterprise in the East'. University of Hong Kong.

Tuesday, June 15: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'International financial centres in dynamic global markets: Balancing stability and innovation in a complex system'.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am