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Fairs and Exhibitions

An Accidental Treasure

In 1830, a French farmer accidentally stumbled upon the Berthouville Treasure—a collection of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels—when plowing fields in rural Normandy. …

China’s Golden Age: Then and Now

China has been in the news a lot recently: projections of Xi Jinping’s rulership; protests for proper democracy in Hong Kong and debates …

Dining Entertainment

Dining at a lavish banquet centuries ago could take hours.  But diners not only enjoyed a grand meal, they were duly entertained.  Beginning …

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Netsuke – Back in Fashion

Netsuke, delicately carved toggles or stoppers, are hung from the sash of Japanese kimonos to prevent dangling items (sagemono) from falling to …

Cantonese enamel European subject panel and zitan stand (Chinese, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period circa 1760).

Art Antiques London 2014

The exquisite Art Antiques London is a modern-day fair that took place at the Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens (12-18 June 2014). …

George Barbier for Restaurant Henry, French, c. 1912

Fans: Creating a Consumer Culture

The twenty-first century has the luxury of digital technology to instantly spread advertisements to millions of people around the world.  The ubiquity …