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 […]

Meta-Museum – A RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER “MEGILLAH” FIT FOR A QUEEN 中國出口銀 复杂事情 女王/王后的适合

A RARE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER “MEGILLAH” FIT FOR A QUEEN                                                                                                                                 中國出口銀 复杂事情女王/王后的适合   It was back in August that I wrote about a megillah made by Wang Hing that at the time I thought was unique and it’s perhaps rather ironic that I find myself writing about a megillah that not only outshines it, […]

Meta-Museum – THE SHANGHAI MASTERS OF ART DECO SILVER 上海文学硕士Deco银

 THE SHANGHAI MASTERS OF ART DECO SILVER                                                               上海文学硕士Deco银                                                              The Chinese Export Silver makers embraced the style and excelled Chinese Export Silver makers were always able to master western styles and excel at creating extraordinary pieces that were the epitome of those styles. Many of the master silversmiths operated in Shanghai and Hong […]

Meta-Museum – Chinese Export Silver: The Art of Filigree

CHINESE EXPORT SILVER: THE ART OF FILIGREE Jewish Sephardi silversmiths took their technique of filigree work with them when they were expelled from Spain. The same was true of the Huguenots in 17th-century France. We know that Jewish silversmiths operated in China from very early on and surprisingly Jewish Chinese populations exist to the present […]

THE CHINESE WHISKY “ODDITY”

  You may be surprised to learn that Haig first introduced the dimple bottle in the early 1890’s and it became an instant success across the world and probably the world’s first designer packaging, predating the first classic Coca Cola bottle that was launched in 1899 – Wang Hing was the first Chinese silversmith to […]

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