Sunday, 25 August 2019

Experts Top Tips on Buying Antiques

Despite recent news of buyers' purchasing 'imperfect' pieces at auctions, I'm relieved that one expert is discouraging buyers from purchasing fine porcelain that have cracks and chips on them.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Tea Drinking in China

Tea drinking is an essential experience to connect with the past and the present. It’s also a great way to indulge our senses, which is what I think great art is all about.
- Shunan Teng, founder of Tea Drunk.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The Mystery of Ancient Chinese Pottery Finally Cracked!

The mystery of a qingbai ewer (recovered from the ocean floor) is finally cracked with the help of portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF). Given the pXRF's fine detail, it would be very interesting to see what else scientists will uncover about twelfth century manufacturing in China over time :p

Sunday, 4 August 2019

10% drop in Art Sales at Sotheby's

Sotheby's cited uncertainties related to Brexit as one reason for the 10% drop in art sales in the first six months of 2019. It would be interesting to see if the art market makes a comeback when the dust finally settles :p