Hope everyone is enjoying the autumn season! I've been traveling a lot the past few weeks so have been a little late in posting my trip to the September 2019 edition of Asia Week New York. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen some of the highlight objects I was examining during my auction house visits. I wasn't even CLOSE to posting everything I saw, so this blog features more examples of the Asian Art items I really liked. As many of you know, Asia Week New Yor
Happy Chinese New Year! February 16 2017 marks the beginning of the year of the dog (and the end of the year of the rooster). In the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the year of the dog are known to be loyal, serious and hardworking. Here's a good link to the characteristics of those born in the dog year, including their interactions with people from other zodiac signs, potential job prospects and lifestyle choices. In Chinese Art, dogs have been appearing in art objects for ov
Happy 2018! The last two months have been fairly busy with work - hence the gap between posts. I've been fortunate enough to pick up a few more appraisal assignments and I just completed my next market trends report for Orientations Magazine in Hong Kong. The latter will be published in their March New York Asia Week edition. For this forthcoming article, in addition to strong prices in the Chinese Art market for classical furniture, Imperial porcelain and jade carvings, I tr
I am officially a certified Chinese Fine Art appraiser through the Appraisers Association of America (AAA)! Based in New York City, AAA started in 1949 and has over 700 members - the highest level being accredited members and certified members. With over 100 different specializations, many of my colleagues are former curators, gallerists, and auction house specialists. I started taking my courses this past January and my coursework included completing my compliancy with the U
The past month has been really busy! The international Chinese Art auctions are winding down for the season so I have been keeping track of all the sales in Paris, Beijing and Hong Kong over the past couple of weeks. The Chinese Art market is still going at a steady pace with still strong prices in painting, porcelain, furniture and works of art. At the same time, I have been finalizing my summer schedule and working on my next market trends report for Orientations magazine.
After a week on the West Coast I’m back to the unusually warm April weather of Toronto! Luckily there wasn’t a typhoon like my last trip there in the Fall, but it still ended up raining everyday. Nonetheless I still got through my meetings with various Chinese Art collectors, dealers and appraisers. The first few days were pretty busy but I still managed to visit a couple of museums along the way. At the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) was the exhibition ‘Pacific Crossings: Hong
Happy belated Chinese New Year! January 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the rooster year and the end of the monkey year (my Chinese zodiac sign). I'm definitely no Chinese zodiac master, and through my 'scientific' online searches, I realized there are probably dozens of conflicting characteristics for people born under this sign (take 2017 and keep subtracting multiples of 12 to see if you are born in the year of the rooster, i.e. 2005, 1993, 1981, etc). People born in the y
October went by too quickly! It ended up being a fairly busy month for me with a couple of articles due and a mid-month trip to Vancouver. In Vancouver, despite braving the remnants of Typhoon Songda (!) that left thousands of people without power, I was still able to meet up with various antique-collector friends, enjoy nice meals and visit the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. I even managed to watch the Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians playoff series! Known for its vas