To some extent, the following images represent a “real” cause for concern for Chinese antique collectors. The devil is in the details. Advertisements
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.
“Jade Experts Shouting Fakes Until They Own It.” The statement above is widely used by forum owners and dealers as defence, but rarely appreciates the culture and history behind Chinese […]
Went back to Bras Basah Complex yesterday to look for some material on Chinese Jade collection. Sadly, the reliable books and catalogues were nowhere to be seen. Seemed like a […]
Part & Parcel of Collecting… The above piece attempts to emulate highly popular tiger carvings between the Western Zhou 西周 and Eastern Zhou periods 春秋战国时代. As compared to previous jade […]
Part & Parcel of Collecting… Again, another modern reproduction from a bird-like piece excavated in 1976 from Fuhao’s Tomb in Anyang City, Henan Province. First, the material is questionable, especially […]
Part & Parcel of Collecting… Very likely a modern reproduction of the Parrot-Shaped Jade Pendant from the Late Shang Dynasty (17th Century BC – 1046 BC) unearthed from the Fuhao […]