To some extent, the following images represent a “real” cause for concern for Chinese antique collectors. The devil is in the details.
Weird material? Dodgy surface alteration? Crude carvings? Too plain looking? Poor condition? Resembles excavated piece? As collectors filter through tons of pieces claiming to be Chinese Archaic Jade relics, it […]
Aohan Banner 敖汉旗, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia seems to be an area filled with astute jade collectors of the Hongshan Culture. Good information on the history behind these genuine relics – how […]
That’s exactly what I felt upon seeing all these – Jaded. As a Chinese Jade Enthusiast, it is also important to keep up with the dark side.
A private collector shares his collection of Hongshan Culture Jade pieces. Appreciate these genuine relics and stay away from those with ridiculous claims of violent robberies, erotic carvings and biggest […]
That’s exactly what I felt upon seeing all these – Jaded. As a Chinese Jade collector, it is also important to keep up with the dark side.
“Of all aspects of the Neolithic cultures in eastern China, the use of jade made the most lasting contribution to Chinese civilization.” – http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cneo/hd_cneo.htm Arguably the most controversial period when evaluating […]
If the same title was posted onto Asian Art Forum, I will be bombarded like there’s no tomorrow. The usual response would be “…different materials from different mines were exploited […]
In the previous post, I shared some brief updates on what I was working on. Certainly did not expect to gather material so quickly on one of the topics mentioned […]
Been busy making new friends all over the world (well, over the internet) to spread (at the same time, improve) my knowledge and blog far and wide. Here are some […]