META-MUSEUM:THE CONSUMMATE GEORGIAN SILVERSMITH OF CANTON 一位技術高超的喬治時期廣東銀匠

THE CONSUMMATE GEORGIAN SILVERSMITH OF CANTON                                                                                        一位技術高超的喬治時期廣東銀匠 I write prodigiously about Chinese Export Silver and, if I lived in an ideal world, I would like to think that gradually I am raising the awareness of this highly significant silver category to the height it rightly deserves. Chinese Export Silver ranks amongst some of the […]

META-MUSEUM: THE TALE OF A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER HIDDEN GEM 中國出口銀隱藏寶石的那些事兒

 THE TALE OF A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER HIDDEN GEM                                                                                        中國出口銀隱藏寶石的那些事兒 Being a […]

META-MUSEUM: THE SILVER SHANGHAI JAZZ AGE 銀色上海爵士樂年代.

  THE SILVER SHANGHAI JAZZ AGE  銀色上海爵士樂年代. 1920’s Shanghai was New York without the speakeasies! It was a city ready, ripe and totally made for the Jazz Age and it did it with style. Known as the “Paris of Asia,” Shanghai boasted fine restaurants – it also had casinos, greyhound and horse racing tracks, scores […]

META-MUSEUM: CHINESE CLOUDS HAVE ALWAYS HAD SILVER LININGS! 中國的雲總是有銀襯裡!

 CHINESE CLOUDS HAVE ALWAYS HAD SILVER LININGS!    中國的雲總是有銀襯裡! Historically, silver has always had a greater value within China than anywhere else in the world. Today, as with most things Chinese, we find history repeating itself. In the 16th century silver had a value double in China to that of Europe, the very same phenomenon […]

META-MUSEUM: THE SILVER CATEGORY THAT ELUDED EVERYONE!. 個一直被忽視的銀器類別 ! WHY? 為什麼?

This is an article originally written for WorthPoint. It was prompted by the many questions I am posed by people from all over the world and the fact I am constantly amazed how Chinese Export Silver slips under most people’s radar…… It’s not uncommon that I get torn off a strip by antique silver experts […]

META-MUSEUM: THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION! 新的文化革命!

  THE NEW CULTURAL REVOLUTION!   新的文化革命!  At last! Chinese Export Silver has been recognised as a significant and major silver category by the world’s largest online antique information resource  In an effort to increase the breadth and depth of its expertise on antiques and collectibles, WorthPoint recently announced its collaboration with Adrien von Ferscht, […]

META-MUSEUM: OPIUM: THE DRUG 鸦片:药物 SILVER: THE SILENT OBEDIENT PRODIGY 中国出口银:沈默服从的奇迹

18th and 19th century trade with, to and in China was convoluted, to say the least. China was a stage where two highly different cultures met. Mostly they clashed, sometimes disastrously, but despite this chaotic melange, some found a common ground – even a fertile ground where equally convoluted trade was carried out; trade that […]

META-MUSEUM: 格伦伊格尔斯 Gleneagles: Scottish or Chinese?

格伦伊格尔斯 Gleneagles: Scottish or Chinese?                                                                                                      […]

META-MUSEUM: CHINESE ART MARKET SLUMPS; CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DOESN’T! 中国艺术市场衰落; 中国出口银不!

CHINESE ART MARKET SLUMPS; CHINESE EXPORT SILVER DOESN’T!                                                                                               […]

Meta-Museum – THE DEFINITIVE CHINESE STYLE 明确的中国式……a “chicken and egg” 1200 year evolution

When one is so deeply immersed in research, it is so easy to be blind to the obvious. This week, while meeting with a colleague, Dr Minna Törmä, our discussion suddenly brought on a reality check. Chinese Export Silver did not appear from nowhere. It was the product of a 1200 year evolution. But more […]

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