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Sunday, 14 April 2019

How Chinese Export Porcelain Conquered the Dutch



Came across this interesting article highlighting how Dutch merchants opened up the market for Chinese porcelain in Europe. Enjoy!


https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d7863444f7a457a6333566d54/share_p.html?fbclid=IwAR3_qwwI9tGyVMUH-WMfdEe3K3eRjuNUJl6r81SQHR28GDYqKB4Y7jY7WIE

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Yixing Pottery



Just thought all the teapot lovers here might enjoy this write-up on Yixing ware by Christie's:p Enjoy!


https://www.christies.com/features/A-guide-to-Yixing-teapots-9709-1.aspx?sc_lang=en&fbclid=IwAR1riKn86rM7a3o8KlqUODT0zSPocjegokPDBfTPVT_oitR-4JdK2KAWQbM#FID-9709

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Our First Apperance at Atria's Weekend Bazaar!



I'm so excited about participating in my neighborhood mall's weekend bazaar for the first time:p Please feel free 2 drop by and say hi if you happen 2 be in or around Atria Shopping Mall btw 10.30am - 9pm on 16th March 2019 (Sat). Please refer to the link below for the location of the mall. Cheers and hope to see you there!

https://goo.gl/maps/pQQZoXjSVyz



May

Sunday, 10 March 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Porcelain Vase Shapes



Personally found the article on porcelain vase shapes (in link below) to be a useful point of reference for porcelain collectors, new and experienced alikeEnjoy!


https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-beginners-guide-to-chinese-porcelain-vase-shapes-31882?fbclid=IwAR21ugf2UDxgpI4Ud-3P0DUnEz5wNcFxjycejEe4Ji-L1-0ZjZkVqJHLg7s

Sunday, 3 March 2019

The History of Jade : The Emperor's Stone



Kudos to Visual Capitalist for making this 3-part article on jade an enjoyable read :p

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-history-of-jade-the-emperors-stone/?fbclid=IwAR13DBl1LnVHPA1jgu1DnY-NmlXPV4yYffMDPiDqb1oWlOrJGPSRm7Jv6HM


Sunday, 24 February 2019

Collecting Guide: Chinese Archaic Bronzes


Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share the write-up (in link below) on Chinese archaic bronzes. Hope you find it helpful:)



https://www.christies.com/features/Collecting-guide-Ancient-Chinese-bronzes-8638-1.aspx



May

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Another Exciting Day at Ecurve's Weekend Bazaar!



Looking forward to another exciting day @ Ecurve's bazaar in Mutiara Damansara 
Date : 23rd Feb 2019 (Saturday)
Time : 10.30am - 9pm
Location : Ground floor (Opposite Tony Romas)

Please feel free to drop by and say hi if you happen to be in or around the neighborhood. Hope to see you there!






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.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/x-ray-gun-identifies-a-shipwrecks-800-year-old-knockoff-ceramics/

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


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/13/c_137739979.htm

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.


https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1807289481/

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. 


https://www.christies.com/features/Reign-marks-on-Chinese-ceramics-An-expert-guide-8248-1.aspx

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!


https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1808110264/