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Fans and Fashion

Fans and Fashion

By Kathryn Hanna Quick History of Fans. The ubiquitous cooling instrument for hot weather and making a fashion statement – ahhhh, the hand fan. Over the millennia, hand fans have evolved from simple implements of cooling to courtly status symbols to essential fashion accessories and much more. Evidence for the use of hand fans dates […]

Museum Highlights: July 2016

Museum Highlights: July 2016

Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World On Exhibit Through October 9, 2016 The Seattle Asian Art Museum – Seattle, WA This summer, the Seattle Asian Art Museum celebrates a color rich with history in the exhibition Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s textile collection, the exhibit illuminates the […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese stick-neck vase, $426,000, Clars Auction

Gavels n' Paddles: Chinese stick-neck vase, $426,000, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese underglaze blue and white porcelain stick-neck dragon vase sold for $426,000 at an auction held June 27-28 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a Chinese export automaton bracket clock with shell carved crest and mother of pearl marquetry case realized […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese automaton clock, $526,750, S & S Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese automaton clock, $526,750, S & S Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare 19th century Chinese gilt bronze with enamel automaton clock boasting elaborate jewel work and originally made for the Chinese Imperial market sold for $526,750 at a two-day, two-session auction held May 17-18 by S & S Auction, Inc., in Repaupo, N.J. Also, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese Imperial seal box, $90,000, Gordon S. Converse Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare antique Chinese carved Imperial seal box fitted with 16 seals of green jade circling a large central Shi-mounted seal, sold for $90,000 at an East Meets West Auction held Oct. 3 by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese wine vessel, $20,425, Schwenke’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Chinese archaistic bronze ritual vessel in the manner of the early Western Zhou Dynasty, with 24kt gold and silver inlays, 13 ½ inches tall, sold for $20,425 at an Arts of Asia Sale held March 23 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese “Chicken Cup,” $36 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare Chinese Ming dynasty porcelain cup decorated with chicken images (hence its nickname the “Chicken Cup”), dating to the 15th century and one of only 19 known to exist (and one of only four in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese archaistic vase, $1.445 million, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A celadon-glazed relief-decorated archaistic vase carrying the Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (circa 1736-1795) sold for $1.445 million at a sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art held March […]

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880 The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 by Frederick Glauser Chinese potters purportedly, were the first to discover or invent the formula for hard paste porcelain in the 10th century AD. Recent evidence suggests that the Chinese may have found all the ingredients necessary for porcelain […]