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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Fine Blue and White Vase For Sale



A Fine Blue and White Vase

H: 14.5 cm

Qianlong mark and period



Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at maynaik23@gmail.com.






Thursday, 24 April 2014

Wu Zetian - The Only Empress in Chinese History


Some quick facts about this empress:
  • Born in an official-eunuch family.
  • Sent to the palace at the age of 14.
  • Remained a lowly concubine for 12 years.
  • A great political leader.
  • Contributed to the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty from the Age of Zhenguan to the Age of Kaiyuan.



Who was she?











Thought of the day:


Wu Zetian was the only Chinese woman to name her own dynasty, Zhou, and was greatly reviled by Confucian historians. But she had widespread popular support. Why? 




A Fine and Rare Set of Cloisonne Enamel and Gilt-Bronze at The Sungari 2008 Spring Auction


Compiled from Sungari 2008 Spring Works of Art Auctions 




Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Fine Famille Rose Vase With Beautifully Carved Decorations For Sale





A Fine Famille Rose Vase With Beautifully Carved Decorations

H: 34.5cm

Qianlong mark and period


A Chinese Ming Dynasty 'Chicken Cup' Smashes Sale Record at Sotheby's HK


A tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, has fetched $36m (£21.5m) at an auction in Hong Kong, setting a new record. Please click on the link below to access the full article and video.


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26935113