Friday, 26 June 2015

Details of our Ninth Exhibition

Date: 4th July 2015
Venue: Unit B-3-02 (3rd Floor) Neo Damansara, 
           Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, 
           47820 Petaling Jaya,
           Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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Friday, 19 June 2015

Featured Vases at our Stall (in The Amcorp Mall Weekend Flea Market) in June-July 2015 - Teapot, Bamboo and Stone







We are on LG floor on Saturdays and 1st floor on Sundays. Should you have any problems locating our stall, please feel free to contact May at 016 3639037 or Naik at 016 2892553. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

Sotheby's Masterpieces of Qing Imperial Porcelain from J.T. Tai & Co. (Video)

Dear readers,

Below is a link to a video featuring Sotherby’s Masterpieces of Qing Imperial Porcelain from Chinese collector, J.T. Tai which were to be auctioned off in New York in March 2011.


1.   how J.T Tai accumulated a vast knowledge for antiques and eventually opened a shop in Shanghai in 1930.

2.   how he relocated (his business) to New York in 1949.

3.   a magnificent yellow-ground famille rose double gourd vase (Qianlong mark and period) estimated between HK$ 30-50million.

4.   two fine and exquisite famille rose floral medallion bottle vase enameled in the palace workshops (blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong) estimated between HK$ 60-80million and HK$ 8-12million respectively.

5.   a fine and rare Robin’s egg-ground gilt-decorated archaistic vase (seal mark and period of Qianlong) estimated between HK$18-25million.

Cheers and hope you enjoy the short video!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Sotheby’s to Proceed With Sale of ‘Stolen’ Russian Painting

The international auction house Sotheby's said today it would proceed with the auction in London next week of a painting by a famous Russian artist that the Russian authorities have said was stolen.

Russia's Interior Ministry said yesterday that "Evening in Cairo" by Ivan Aivazovsky had been stolen in 1997 from a private collection in Moscow, and that the Russian branch of Interpol had asked British police to block the auction.

But Sotheby's said it had found no record of the painting in databases of stolen art, including one distributed by Russia's Culture Ministry.

Ivan Aivazovsky, who lived between 1817 and 1900, was a prominent Russian-Armenian artist of the Romantic school noted for his landscapes and seascapes.

The 1870 painting is listed as a lot on the website of Sotheby's, with an estimated value of £1.5-£2 million (RM8.41 million -RM11.2 million), as part of a collection of Russian pictures due to be sold in London on June 2.

Russian media reported that the painting was purchased in the 1940s by the Nosenko family, who were part of the Soviet ruling elite. The Sotheby's website lists the work's provenance as being in the collection of N.I. Dedov.

Sotheby's said today that the Nosenkos were the family who claimed the painting was stolen.

"Sotheby's offering of Aivazovsky's 'Evening in Cairo' on the 2 June 2015 will proceed with the agreement of both the Nosenko family and the consignor," the company said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters.

"The family is happy to sell the painting via Sotheby's offering on June 2 and our consignor agrees this as well. The identity of the consignor remains confidential. They acquired the painting which is in our sale in good faith in 2000."

Reuters was unable to contact the Nosenko family. No one at the Russian Interior Ministry was available for comment on Sunday.