Sunday, 17 February 2019

X-Ray “Gun” Identifies A Shipwreck’s 800-Year-Old Knockoff Ceramics

While you can take a ceramic out of a kiln site, you can’t take a kiln site out of a ceramic. Not surprised that the highest-caliber porcelains tended to hail from Jingdezhen, which also happens to be home of the OG qingbai porcelain.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

China Focus: Revival of Porcelain Capital

Sounds like exciting times ahead for Jingdezhen! Looking forward to seeing the new changes when I revisit :p

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Reflections of Life In Ancient Times

'Reflections of Life in Ancient Times' - an easy and interesting read about the history and various roles of bronze mirrors in Chinese history.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Demystifying Chinese Reign Marks — Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Reign marks are by no means an indicator of the age of a particular porcelain piece. However, identifying these reign marks can definitely help us pinpoint when such a piece was FIRST made. I hope you find the article (in the link below) useful.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Art of Clay Teapots

I thought I'd share this informative article on Chinese clay teapots titled 'The Art of Clay Teapots' (in link below). Looking forward to learning more about tea & teapots via our future tea tasting sessions:) Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Who Says Traditional and Modern Furnishings Can't Compliment Each Other?

I love what designer, Jared Hughes, did to his place in Atlanta!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

On behalf of Naik Antiques and Oriental Gifts, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Christians a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! May 2019 bring us all more happiness, joy, laughter, health and wealth!

A fine Zisha teapot by the late renowned potter, Jiang Rong