Saturday, 16 December 2017

Featured vases, teapots, flowerpot, and tea-set at Naik Antiques and Oriental Gifts from Dec 2017 - Jan 2018.

Dear readers,

Below are our featured items for Dec 2017 - Jan 2018. Please free to visit us if you happen to be in or around the neighbourhood:)

Address: 111M, Jln SS22/37, Damansara Utama, Selangor, Malaysia

For further inquiries, please email us at or

A Pair of Fine Hand-painted Falangcai Vases With Birds On Trees For Sale

A pair of fine hand-painted falangcai vases with birds on trees.
Height: 23cm
Yongzheng mark

Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at +6018 3867939 or email us at or

Saturday, 9 December 2017

$450 million Leonardo Painting Heading to New Louvre Museum

A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.
The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday.
The 500-year-old painting is called "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World." It's one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master known to exist and the only one in private hands. Christie's auction house sold it to an anonymous buyer last month.
The New York Times reports according to documents it reviewed the mystery buyer was a little-known Saudi prince. Christie's says it doesn't comment on the identities of buyers or sellers without their permission.
The highest known sale price for any artwork had been $300 million (253 million euros), for Willem de Kooning's painting "Interchange."

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Chinese Ceramics: From the Neolithic to the Qing Dynasty, 2003

Dear readers,

I thought you might enjoy the extensive 'tour' of Chinese ceramics in the link (at the bottom of the page) for a few reasons:

  1.  It talks about ceramics from the Neolithic period - Qing dynasty..
  2. It covers various museums throughout China.
  3. The 'tour guide' is a curator from the Shanghai museum. 


May Naik