Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Fine Blue and White Vase For Sale

A Fine Blue and White Vase

H: 14.5 cm

Qianlong mark and period

Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Wu Zetian - The Only Empress in Chinese History

Some quick facts about this empress:
  • Born in an official-eunuch family.
  • Sent to the palace at the age of 14.
  • Remained a lowly concubine for 12 years.
  • A great political leader.
  • Contributed to the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty from the Age of Zhenguan to the Age of Kaiyuan.

Who was she?

Thought of the day:

Wu Zetian was the only Chinese woman to name her own dynasty, Zhou, and was greatly reviled by Confucian historians. But she had widespread popular support. Why? 

A Fine and Rare Set of Cloisonne Enamel and Gilt-Bronze at The Sungari 2008 Spring Auction

Compiled from Sungari 2008 Spring Works of Art Auctions 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Fine Famille Rose Vase With Beautifully Carved Decorations For Sale

A Fine Famille Rose Vase With Beautifully Carved Decorations

H: 34.5cm

Qianlong mark and period

A Chinese Ming Dynasty 'Chicken Cup' Smashes Sale Record at Sotheby's HK

A tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, has fetched $36m (£21.5m) at an auction in Hong Kong, setting a new record. Please click on the link below to access the full article and video.