Sunday, 13 January 2019
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.
Sunday, 6 January 2019
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!
Saturday, 22 December 2018
I love what designer, Jared Hughes, did to his place in Atlanta!
On behalf of Naik Antiques and Oriental Gifts, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Christians a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! May 2019 bring us all more happiness, joy, laughter, health and wealth!
A fine Zisha teapot by the late renowned potter, Jiang Rong
Sunday, 16 December 2018
I found specialist Ivy Chan's write-up on how to read symbols in Chinese art quite informative:p Let me know what you think.
Sunday, 9 December 2018
I must admit that up until recently, I wasn't aware that Su Shi's Wood and Rock scroll painting was almost sold at a private sale. I wouldn't be surprised if Christie's decision to sell The Wood and Rock scroll painting at a public auction played a part in making it the most expensive object ever sold by Christie's in Asia (https://www.christies.com/features/Su-Shi-scroll-painting-sells-for-almost-60-million-dollars-9579-3.aspx)
Check out what the specialist said about the 1000-year-old Chinese painting in the link below:
Sunday, 2 December 2018
I think it's worth noting that despite being so old, some of the ancient coins (mentioned in the link below) had to be sold off as regular copper as they were deemed not valuable by archaeologists.