Sunday, 28 July 2019

A Fine 'Song Style' Yue Yao Vase For Sale

A fine 'Song Style' Yue Yao vase
H - 28 cm

Interested parties can contact me at  for further inquiries.

Chinese Symbols, Motifs and Meanings

I recently came across this informative article on Chinese symbols, motifs and meanings by Christies (in link below), and thought it'd be a useful point of reference for us all.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Yixing and Pottery

500 years ago, Yixing teapots only existed in Yixing, a city in the Jiangsu province of eastern China. Today, these exact teapots are exported worldwide. It all started when an inquisitive young man by the name of Gong Chun, decided to pick up the craft and eventually went on to start a trend of making small-sized teapots.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

A Foolish and Naive Emperor, The 'Pot of Peace' and an Invasion by The Anglo-French

I think this article serves as a good reminder of the importance of: 
  • strong and competent leadership.
  • surrounding ourselves with a loyal and competent team of advisors.