Sunday, 29 June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Compiled from Arts of Asia March - April 1987
Property from the Chu Mei Yun Collection, Fine and Rare Kesi Robe, possibly made for the Empress Dowager, circa 1908
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
A Fine Imperial Famille Rose Bowl Depicting Flowers and Birds
Diameter: 10.5 cm
Yong Zheng mark and period
Price is available upon request. Please contact May at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
We at Emperors Antique are pleased and excited to announce that we are having our very first exhibition! Details are below:
Date: 5th July 2014
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Address: Unit B-3-02 (3rd Floor) Neo Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/1,
47820 Petaling Jaya,
Please go to http://www.emperorsantique.com/contact-us/ to view the map to our gallery.
Hope to see you there!
Co-owner of Emperors Antique
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Compiled from The Malaysian Insider
An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sold for a world record US$9.5 million (RM30.6 million) at a New York auction yesterday.
"The stamp has just sold for approximately US$9.5 million, which means it has set a new world record price for a stamp," announced David Redden, the auctioneer and Sotheby's director of special projects.
To view the full article, please go to
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Compiled from The Star
There was a time when weekend flea markets within a commercial complex were unheard of in the Malaysian shopping scene.
The concept of n informal gathering of people coming together to buy, sell, and trade used or old goods under one roof was completely foreign.
It all changed in 1998 when Amcorp Mall set out to create an indoor antiques market inspired by one of the most iconic antiques market in the world — the
market in the . United Kingdom
Amcorp’s infant flea market started slowly, with just a handful of pioneering antique enthusiasts displaying their prized possessions in the mall’s lower ground level.
Sixteen years later, the number of traders has soared to about 300, and the space it takes up has grown from one floor of the mall to four.
The idea of flea markets has also visibly grown on Malaysians.
To view the full article, please go to http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/SME/2014/05/31/Flea-markets-start-to-flourish-Weekend-bazaars-are-turning-out-to-be-nurseries-for-small-businesses/
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A Very Large and Fine Cloisonne Enamel Guan Yin (In A Sitting Position) With Highly Elaborated Flower Patterns On the Clothing For Sale
A Very Large and Fine Cloisonne Enamel Guan Yin (In A Sitting Position) With Highly Elaborated Flower Patterns On the ClothingH - 58 cmKang Xi mark and period
Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at email@example.com.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
After a wobble a couple of years ago,
market is hot and continues to be a hot topic. Art data from Artron showed
sales in China China exceeded the
for the first time in 2010. Sales in 2013 were 57 billion yuan (HK$72.5
billion). United States
But it’s been a bumpy ride, with a major hiccup in 2012. The China Association of Auctioneers (CAA) and international art group Artnet reported 788 auctions in 2012 made Rmb29 billion – half last year’s figure.
The 2012 -2011 wobble, according to the CAA, was due to “only half of the works offered at auction actually selling”. This can be attributed to many buyers questioning authenticity and refusing to pay. Eagle Standing on a Pine Tree, a 1946 ink painting by Qi Baishi, made a record $65.4 million in May 2011. But the New York Times noted the painting was still languishing in a
warehouse two years later. The bidder had refused to pay up, doubting it was
As well as counterfeit concerns, Week in
that payment defaults often occur when bidders agree to sky-high valuations in
an attempt to prop up prices for works by particular painters or artists that
these “market makers” collect. Some auction houses look the other way as long
as the (eventually aborted) sales make the market look strong. Pieces often get
sold time and again. China
Reuters noted in October that a Qi Baishi painting had gone under the hammer four times in a decade, with the price shooting from $30,000 to $794,000.
You’d think the general air of dodginess would spook buyers, but demand of Chinese art continues unchecked. The reason? “The price of Chinese art is really abnormal,” Jiang Yinfeng, a painter and art critic told the Worker’s Daily. “Art has become the best tool for money laundering and corruption.”
To view the full article, please go to http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1409498/china-art-auctions-great-money-laundry
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Three Magnificent Imperial Famille Rose Snuff Bottles
H: 7.5 cm
Qian Long mark and period
Price is available upon request. Interested parties can email May at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some quick facts about this eunuch:
- A eunuch of the Spring and Autumn Period
- Re-entered the palace through self-castration
- Took the opportunity to revolt after the death of Duke Huan
- Was known as one of the ‘influential trio’ of Qi