Hardstone Carving

Out shopping

Out shopping

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

Maria Grazia Baldan

Who started it? From her hometown of Udine, in northeastern Italy, Maria Grazia Baldan relocated to Milan to work as the Italian agent for American costume jeweller Kenneth Lane. Working from a small office in the city, she began creating pastel-coloured floral bangles. The galalite bracelets were a huge success and she launched her eponymous label in Sardinia in 1980.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Colours of China

Yan Wong's photographs (including Jade Green, left) that explore the colours of China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, G/F 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends Mar 28

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'2,000-year-old treasures' were made in... 2010

A jade stool and dressing table thought to be ancient artifacts when they were sold for 220 million yuan (HK$270.7 million) at a Beijing auction last year, were made in Jiangsu in 2010, says China News Service.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Precious gemstones offer a burst of intense colour

Heralding the arrival of spring, the latest jewellery creations by several exhibitors at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show display a burst of intense and rich colour emanating from precious gemstones.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Thumbs down for 'lucky' office

A 138-metre-high building shaped like an ancient Chinese gold coin or jade disc that will stand beside the Pearl River in Guangzhou has sparked heated online debate in the city.

4 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

Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles by Ronald Knapp Tuttle

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hanging in the balance

Mrs Ho is 72 and her life has always been entwined with the little roadside stall that sells traditional weighing scales in Sham Shui Po.

She remembers the neighbourhood in the old days, with the bustling wet market and the fishermen hauling in fresh fish from the nearby harbour.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

summer colours

Entrants in the Young Post Summer Colours arts competition did a great job once again this week. Jade Lam used contrast, comparing two pictures and making comparisons within the pictures themselves to express the different aspects - and colours - of summer. Samantha Borje used the symbolism of a gate to express her vision of an adventurous summer.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A bad day's shopping

Yesterday, Jade had a day off work. She spent the day doing her favourite activity. But it didn't quite go to plan. In the evening, Kate calls Jade for a chat. Listen to their conversation and answer the questions

1 Which of these activities would Jade choose if she had the choice?

a. visiting a mall

b. going to a sports centre

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jade is sale highlight

The Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will feature pieces from private collections including those of John and Berthe Ford. Highlights include Chinese jade (lots 389-428), featuring an outstanding white jade hu vase, Qianlong, HK$800,000 to HK$1.2 million (lot 427), and a large white-jade finger citron (lot 389) from the mid-Qing dynasty, HK$80,000 to HK$120,000.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Green Wave

Something interesting is going on in the jadeite market. Sales exceeded estimates on many jade pieces at Sotheby's auction earlier this month, and there are stories of small jade pieces selling for profit a scant three weeks after the initial purchase.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures

Exhibition of ceramics, jade carvings, paintings and other works - including a bowl from the Hongwu period (1368-1398) of the Ming dynasty, above - from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. Today, 10am-8pm, tomorrow, 10am-6pm, HK Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2721 0116. Ends tomorrow

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

White Jade becoming a gem when it comes to winning cups

White Jade may not be the most frequent of winners, but he doesn't do things by halves and the chestnut made it two successes in two trophy races in the Peninsula Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup (1,650m).

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am