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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Deborah Choate » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...» Explore Rare Chinese Silver at M.S. Rau Antiques February 22nd, 2013 Collecting silver is a passionate dedication for many, and with sets like this rare Chinese export service, it is easy to see why....... Chinese silver is considered a “hidden treasure” among silver collectors – more difficult to find and with one-of-a-kind patterns made bespoke for original owners....... Our three-piece Chinese tea set features an exceptional […] Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...; but Jade is priceless." -Chinese proverb Shrouded behind a veil of verdant mystery for centuries, the brilliance of jadeite inspired fascinating legends of desire....... One such tale tells of a Chinese emperor who offered fifteen cities for a jadeite carving so small that it fit in the palm of his hand... Read More »

Two Porcelain Perfume Bottle from Jacob Petit ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
.... True, or hard-paste porcelain is a tough, white, non-porous ceramic material. Its making was a tightly guarded Chinese secret going... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... The mustard caster's top usually features decorative engraving or other decoration. celadon A semi-translucent, usually green glaze, used on Chinese stoneware....... Chippendale Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 was one of the great cabinet makers of the 18th-century England. His work shows a refinement of Georgian styles, influenced by the Gothic, Chinese, and French rococo....... crackle A network of cracks in the glaze of some Chinese porcelain, deliberately introduced as decoration. crazing Tiny surface cracks in the glaze of porcelain or on a painting... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...or pierced furniture decoration. Lapis Lazuli Lapis lazuli was among the first gemstones to be worn as jewelry and worked on, and the Chinese have long held it in high regard... Read More »

Spirited Ceramics: Antique Tang Dynasty Sancai Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...." But what if you could? Death in pre-modern Chinese culture was of tremendous importance, and it was crucial that when one left this life for the next, the departed were given everything needed to enjoy the next chapter of their eternal life.......S. Rau Antiques' collection of Tang Dynasty sancai pottery illustrates the beauty and intrigue of ancient Chinese folklore....... These extraordinary sancai pottery figures illustrate the desire to honor those who have gone before. The ancient Chinese may not have been able to "take it with them," but they did leave behind incredible works of art... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Of Chinese origin, the motif was greatly used in English 18th-century furniture. Baluster Turned vase-shaped vertical post supporting the rail of a staircase or splat of a chair... Read More »

What’s in a Name? The Splendor of Antique Imperial Jadeite Jewelry ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
...; but Jade is priceless." -Chinese proverb Shrouded behind a veil of verdant mystery for centuries, the brilliance of jadeite inspired fascinating legends of desire....... One such tale tells of a Chinese emperor who offered fifteen cities for a jadeite carving so small that it fit in the palm of his hand... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Antiques Archives » Page 2 of 12 » The official weblog of M

...: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century silver tankard made by Lee Ching of Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong was made specifically for export, with a wealthy Western buyer in mind....... The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price.......75-inch-high miniature tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th century... Read More »
Meissen Porcelain

The History of Meissen Porcelain ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... The Chinese, however, were reluctant to reveal the secrets of porcelain whose dear price and insatiable popularity in the West were making them wealthy....... By 1720, the Meissen factory was producing wares that eclipsed even the finest Chinese porcelain. They dominated the European market and influenced porcelain production around the world... Read More »

...: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century silver tankard made by Lee Ching of Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong was made specifically for export, with a wealthy Western buyer in mind. The high......-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature Tankard While the first......plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th century. Its exterior... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » Page 2 of 5 » The official weblog of M.S

...as the chief negotiator of the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, which officially ended the Opium War. History buffs will know this war as a dubious attempt by the British to manipulate the trade of Chinese tea......encompasses a gallery of pierced fretwork with floral accents while four Chinese dragons guard the handles. The silver embossed scenes depict the signing of the treaty in detailed, high relief. Remarkable... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques M.S. Rau Blog Archives » Page 3 of 31 » The official weblog

...: Large Chinese Export Silver Tankard This mid-19th century silver tankard made by Lee Ching of Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong was made specifically for export, with a wealthy Western buyer in mind....... The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price.......75-inch-high miniature tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th century... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques From Our Sales Team Archives » Page 3 of 22 » The official

...the scarcest and most luxurious examples produced. Posted in From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » The Incredible Spherical Puzzle August 6th, 2013 | posted by Deborah Choate Chinese carved ivory......and their presentation of a mathematical or logistical problem. Throughout history, the Chinese have been known for creating beautiful works of arts and crafts. The Chinese puzzle balls of the early 19 th century......that they be used simply for decorative purposes. Carved from a single piece of ivory, the ball is comprised of a series of nested spheres that move independently Chinese craftsmen paid much attention to detail when... Read More »