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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 …

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Chinese National Treasures at the V&A

Next October London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will open its doors to the exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings 700-1900. The blockbuster exhibition …

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Works on Paper at Auction

A Bible inscribed by Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa for a friend is among the lots that will be auction at Bonhams …

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West meets China?

At the closing of last week’s Asian Art Week in London, it has become clear how all the attention is turned towards …