Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A Fine Revolving Imperial Famille Rose Bowl Depicting Peaches and BatsDiameter - 18 cmYong Zheng mark and period
Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Dear Family, friends and esteemed associates,
We at Emperors Antique are pleased and excited to announce that we are having our second exhibition! Details are below:
Date: 2nd August 2014
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Address: Unit B-3-02 (3rd Floor) Neo Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/1,
47820 Petaling Jaya,
8 - 8.30pm - Registration
8.30 - 9pm – Talk on Famille Rose Vases
9 - 11pm – FREE evaluation of guests’ items
Please go to http://www.emperorsantique.com/contact-us/ to view the map to our gallery.
We hope to see you there!
Co-owner of Emperors Antique
A Very Fine and Rare Imperial Jadeite Pendant (Qing Dynasty) Being Auctioned Off at Sotheby's Hong Kong
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Some quick facts about this eunuch:
· Was castrated when young.
· Shrewd by nature, physically strong and good at interpreting criminal laws.
· Regarded highly by the first ruler of the Qin dynasty, Qin Shihuang.
· Became the second tutor of the emperor’s second son, Hu Hai.
A Magnificent Pair of Six-sided Famille Rose Vases Depicting Scenery, Flowers and Birds With Flower Brocades in Background For Sale
A Magnificent Pair of Six-sided Famille Rose Vases Depicting Scenery, Flowers and Birds With Flower Brocades in Background
H - 52.5 cm
Qianlong mark and period
Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at
Monday, 21 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
A Magnificent Imperial Famille Rose Porcelain Vase of "Shi" or Foo Dogs With Flowers in Blue Background For Sale
A Magnificent Imperial Famille Rose Porcelain Vase of "Shi" or Foo dogs With Flowers in Blue Background.
Compiled from BBC
International art auction house Sotheby's and online marketplace eBay will create a web platform to allow viewers to bid on and buy art.
Sotheby's chief operating officer Bruno Vinciguerra said Sotheby's hoped to reach "the broadest possible audience around the world" with the move.
Sotheby's said the number of lots purchased online increased 36% in 2013.
Online art sales are expected to reach $13bn (£7.6bn) by 2020.
In April, John James Audubon's elephant-folio The Birds of America sold for $3.5m online via a live auction at Sotheby's - a record for the firm.Jewelry, watches
The venture will start with live auctions streamed from Sotheby's New York headquarters, which will allow "real-time bidding from anywhere around the world".
Sotheby's will offer 18 categories to start, focusing jewelry, watches, prints, wine, photographs and 20th century design - categories the firm says have been particularly appealing to online buyers.
The move comes just ahead of eBay's earnings, which are set to be released on Wednesday, and as more and more start-ups, such as Artsy, Artspace and Paddle8 allow consumers to buy art on the web.
Last year, Amazon announced it would sell works by artists such as Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol on its website.
The two companies declined to give a firm start date for the service.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Compiled from BBC
As the capital of
’s China Shaanxi , Province ’s long history was aptly summed up by our
English-speaking guide: “If Xi’an is
the grandmother of cities, Beijing is
a youth and Shanghai is
just a baby in the womb.” The first of Xi’an ’s four great ancient
capitals (the other three being China , Luoyang Nanjingand Beijing), ’s hoary past has laid claim to 10 ancient
dynasties, the most famous being the Han Dynasty (206BC to 220AD) and the Tang
Dynasty (618 to 907AD), during which the city was a booming metropolis as
important as Rome. Xi’an
However, after the decline of Tang
capital shifted east to China in
904, and though Luoyang continued
to be the eastern limit of the Xi’an ,
the city never regained its political and cultural significance. Over the
years, it lapsed into a provincial city surrounded by semi-arid farmland, and
its ancient monuments, monasteries and pagodas suffered serious destruction
during the Cultural Revolution excesses of 1966 to 1976. It was not until 1974, following the
chance discovery of the Army of Terracotta
Warriors by well-digging farmers, that Xi’an was once again
propelled onto the international map. Three decades later, the city has become
a major hub for software and service outsourcing, and the local government is
pouring funds into the tourism sector. Ancient monuments and museums are being
restored, and various replicas of Buddhist and Tang heritage are being constructed
to help Chinese tourists rediscover their national heritage. One of those ancient monuments is the Big Wild Goose
Pagoda – Silk Route ’s
most sacred monument – which was built in 652 by the monk Xuanzang, who
travelled across India for 18 years and
returned with a precious collection of Buddhist sacred texts. In 1966, the Red
Guards burnt the pagoda’s scriptures, silk wall hangings and other relics in a
bonfire that raged all night. But that destruction has largely been forgotten
as tourists flock to the newly renovated pagoda complex, where elaborate halls
and temples venerate the Buddha. The only original remnant – the stark, empty
shell of the seven-storey pagoda – lights up at night, standing out in the
city's skyline. Xi’an Xi’an is also flaunting
the glories of the ancient Tang Dynasty, with a 165-acre Tang Paradise
Theme Park that is patronised by flocks of tourist groups.
Although every bit of this Tang heritage is recreated, it is aesthetically
pleasing, landscaped with ponds and lakes, classical gardens, bridges, palaces
and pavilions. Explore the vast area on a golf cart, hopping on and off to see
abbreviated operas from the Tang Dynasty days, laser shows on the lake,
elaborate man-made waterfalls, as well as murals and statues of historical
figures, philosophers and poets.
A 36km drive northeast takes you to
most famous attraction, theArmy of Terracotta
Warriors. They were commissioned in 221BC by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi, who used
the forced labour of 700,000 subjects to create a mausoleum guarded by an
entire army. Modern visitors can see a small fraction of this underground army
(1,900 of an estimated 7,000 warriors), which has been excavated and displayed
in three hanger-like halls set amid landscaped lawns. The actual tomb itself
has yet to be excavated, but scientists are exploring its contents using remote
sensing technology and believe it is crammed with even greater treasures
awaiting discovery, including clay figurines of workers, animals, bronze
chariots and other items he would have needed in his afterlife. Heading back to Xi’an ,
past peach and pomegranate orchards, the landscape becomes dominated by
concrete skyscrapers as the city approaches. Incongruously, the ancient City Wall wraps
itself seamlessly around the metropolis, one of the largest ancient military
defensive systems in the world. Started during the Tang Dynasty and later
expanded by Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368 to
1644), the stone wall extends more than 13.7km and is the most complete city
fortification to have survived in Xi’an .
Constant restoration work keeps it in good shape, and it can be approached
through several gates, although the China is
the largest and most accessible. Climb up the flight of high stone steps and
walk or cycle along the wall, taking in sweeping views of the both ancient and
modern city. South Gate
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
A Magnificent Imperial Famille Rose Lamp With the Eight Immortals
H - 36 cm
Yong Zheng mark and period
Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at email@example.com
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
A Fine Imperial Famille Rose Vase With 4 Faceted Sides, Depicting Deer and People
H: 25 cm
Yong Zheng mark and period
Price is available upon request. Please contact May at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.