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Adrien von Ferscht 皇甫安
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EXTREMELY RARE MING IMPERIAL TREASURE WITH A SILVER LINING

A remarkable silver and silver-gilt censer made an appearance at Christie’s Hong Kong Week recently. To discover an item of Ming Dynasty silver is a rarity in itself; so little survives. To come across an item that is indisputably Imperial is rarer still, yet to understand that such a piece is of such overwhelming importance not only in the 2200-year history of Chinese silver-making but of particular importance to the ensuing Qing Dynasty silver-making tradition is tantamount to a eureka moment! Its US$710,000 hammer price demonstrates that Chinese silver is perhaps at last becoming appreciated and, more importantly, understood among collectors and aficionados of Asian art.

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The world axis is definitely leaning further to east causing a distinct magnetic pull, Australia has always had an allure for the Chinese, so much so that they are now considered to be the oldest continuous immigrants to Australia outside of those from Britain.

Trade between Australia and China amounts to AU$160 billion [£80 billion] a year; China is Australia’s largest trading partner and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement means the momentum of trade is on a steep upward curve. UK exports to China hover around the £20 billion mark!

While the world’s axis can only but tip eastwards, Europe and America are, in the main, either oblivious to this or they are “worried’ or they simply don’t know how to join in - what does “worried” actually mean?

http://www.asiascot.com/news/2016/02/17/china,-oz-and-the-wizardry/
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#ChineseExportSilver   #ChineseSilver  #CS+MRH
#FakeChineseSilver  

God Help eBay et al .....天助eBay诸君.....

Bogus antique Chinese silver items are a relatively new phenomenon; smart manufacturing is fast transforming Chinese factories to have extraordinary capabilities that sadly are being exploited to create fake artefacts.

Smart manufacturing techniques will require smart experts - auction houses, collectors and appraisers need to up their game as a matter of urgency. Such large-scale production line “antiques” demand a new-generation of smart experts who not only understand antiques but also understand the frighteningly smart technologies that are capable of creating instant anything!

Sadly, the world of e-commerce refuses to acknowledge the new phenomenon that is flooding their respective platforms. Expert knowledge is all well and good, but isn’t there also a degree of responsibility required from e-commerce?

Read the entire article: http://chinese-export-silver.com/?p=3629

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#chineseexportsilver
#ChineseSilver
#CS+MRH

THE CHINESE SILVER & METALLURGY RESEARCH HUB
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The Scottish Centre for China Research/University of Glasgow
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#SINOMICS  

"SINOMICS" - THE NEW NORM?

As Greece and the Eurozone teeter on the brink of a disaster, could Sinomics would be the ultimate Chinese puzzle to create a new world order? 

China cannot remain “communist” when its engine is running on capitalism. Sitting-on-the-fence economics simply cannot work. Addressing the situation appropriately will require some serious loss of face!  The same goes for Western economies. 

Is the solution Chinese “back-door” investment? Sinomics?

http://www.asiascot.com/news/2015/07/14/sinomics-the-new-norm/

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#chineseexportsilver  
#sino-victoriana

SINO-VICTORIANA  中国-维多利亚时期

From the mid 19th century, Chinese Export Silver spawned a decorative style that encapsulated the exuberance of a combination of two cultures, the very era itself and the vibrancy that was the China Trade. This made for a unique and interesting mix - the bringing together of these otherwise highly unlikely bedfellows - a strange mélange of the rococo, traditional allegorical Chinese decorative motifs, the neo-classical and English high Victorian style.

It was vastly different from the style employed for silver pieces in England and America, yet   the pieces obviously made for Chinese settlements we obstinately insist on referring to today as “Export Silver” – an oxymoron if ever there was one.

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#ChineseExportSilver   #adrienvonferscht   #CSRI  

FOLLOW MY RESEARCH AUTOMATICALLY AND FREE ACCESS TO MY ENTIRE ARCHIVE OF PAPERS:
 
 https://glasgow.academia.edu/AdrienvonFerscht%E7%9A%87%E7%94%AB%E5%AE%89
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#ChineseExportSilver  #ChongWoo
#ChiuYuTin

THE CALIFORNIA GOLD-RUSH EFFECT ON CHINESE SILVER AND HONG KONG   加州淘金热对中国银器和香港的影响    

The more it is researched, Chinese Export Silver is shown to be by far the most complex and diverse silver category.  It is virtually impossible to pick up an item of this silver without it being far more than what its outward appearance conveys. Picking up a piece of Chinese Export Silver is tantamount to holding a hand grenade that is so packed with a diversity of history, culture and artistic merit that it is ready to explode and reveal its secrets.

In 1849, an event half way around the world from the new British colony of Hong Kong had a profound effect on the new city as well as the merchants who were behind the retail silversmith silver marks.

http://chinese-export-silver.com/?p=3492         
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