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As a Participant in Chinese Painting Auctions, You Should be Familiar With These Contemporary Artists

It is no big secret that China has an impressive and powerful art scene, and art institutes from around the world have taken notice. Since the Cultural Revolution, China has established a class of contemporary artists who have been pumping out quality artwork. So we wonder why most Western audiences are hard-pressed to identify the [...]

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Whether You Visit Antique Dealers in the Area You Live or Shop Online Antique Auction Houses, Collecting Antiques Increases the Quality of Your Life

One of the more fulfilling hobbies is in the collection of antiques. Antique collecting presents substantial benefits to the hobbyist while still fulfilling the needs for enrichment.Whether you visit antique dealers in the area you live or shop online antique auction houses, collecting antiques is a wonderful way to increase the quality of your life.Antique [...]

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The Jade Studios of the Imperial Workshops

"The imperial workshops, known as the Zaobanchu, and sometimes referred to as the office of manufactory, was the agency responsible for the making of objects needed by the imperial household. The jade working studio, one of several studios within this agency, was responsible for the production of all jades and making jewelry. The majority of [...]

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If Chinese Jade Antiques Interest You, Then You Need to View Our Fine Selection of Jade Artifacts

Jade, a beautiful stone with warm colors and a rich luster, communicates a sense of mystery. In Chinese culture, it symbolizes perfection, nobility and immortality. For the better part of a millennia, jade has been an intimate part of the lives of the Chinese people, regardless of their rank or class. For the Chinese, jade [...]

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It Pays to Study Before Entering Online Antiques Auctions

If you are reading this, perhaps it is because you have an interest in online antiques auctions, or maybe you are interested in Chinese art. You may be an expert in Chinese art, or perhaps something more specific like Chinese porcelain. You may also be a new collector looking to gain some knowledge in this [...]

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If You Hold an Interest for Chinese Landscape Paintings, Check Our Auction Listings

Landscape paintings are among the most significant images of art in China. Since their inception during the Northern Song period (960-1126), landscape paintings have played a critical role in Chinese culture, thought and art. These paintings were viewed as metaphors for both personal and religious development as well as declarations of cultural and individual values. [...]

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Chinese Brush Paintings Garner Much Attention at Our Auctions

Chinese paintings feature some of this world’s longest held artistic traditions and disciplines. Indeed, there are paintings with distinctive oriental style that reflect China's culture and breathtaking landscapes. Such Chinese brush paintings garner much attention at our auctions. For educational purposes, here are a few famous Chinese paintings.“One Hundred Horses” is a painting from Lang [...]

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Before Attending a Chinese Painting Auction or Other Antique Auction Here is What You Need to Do

The best way to learn about antiques is to touch them, pick them up, smell them and feel their texture. Taking classes and browsing price guides are usually just a waste of time and money. The best way to educate yourself about antiques is to experience them. Before attending a Chinese painting auction or other [...]

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Antique Auction Houses Are a Fun Way to Collect

You might be on this website because you are a seasoned collector and know that we auction off quality antiques, or you may be here because you saw something that caught your eye. Perhaps this is your first experience in an auction setting and you are feeling a little nervous and perhaps intimidated. Just relax [...]

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December 21, 2014 Auction Highlights

Lot 84: 19th C. Clock Set. Patina Bronze Cherub Figures atop Clock Face on a Marble and Dore Bronze Base. Bronze Cherub Figures holding up Dore Candelabras. Dimension: 20"W x 11 1/2"H (clock) & 22 1/2"H (candle holder)Lot 88: 19th C. Dore Bronze Clock Set. Roman figural Statue holding a Scroll beside a unique Clock Face, atop a [...]

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