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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/

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Who Says Traditional and Modern Furnishings Can't Compliment Each Other?



I love what designer, Jared Hughes, did to his place in Atlanta!


https://gardenandgun.com/feature/inside-atlanta-apartment/

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!



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

How To Read Symbols In Chinese Art


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.


https://www.christies.com/features/Chinese-Ceramics-How-to-decode-the-meanings-of-traditional-symbols-7229-1.aspx

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Specialist Talks About 1000-Year-Old Chinese Painting by Su Shi


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: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBsqhm5O4fI

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Old Money: Chinese Farmer Digs Up 460kg of Ancient Coins Dating Back to Jesus’ Time



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.



https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1919024/old-money-chinese-farmer-digs-460kg-ancient-coins-dating-back