Monthly Archives: October 2012

seeing

I’m posting this image, one of my favourites, as a prelude to our kilim sale. (Note: that’s kilims only) It will be on as soon as we can get the preliminaries done, like pricing and signs and so on…Ah, the … Continue reading

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all in a row

Three ginger jars all in a row.  I’ve posted before how to make ginger so we won’t go there but just admire these for their intrinsic beauty, the skill of the potter’s art instead. till next time…

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cherubic

Look right into this boy’s cherubic face and see what you find written there.  No ? Well, on the temple it says : Stop thinking I am a good boy !  Cryptic ? (No fullstop)  Does it mean that he … Continue reading

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simplicity and all that

The scholarly Lin Ci  emphasizes that the grace inherent in simplicity is characteristic of early dynasty flower and bird paintings. I concur !  He also contends, that Western oil painting has had a great influence on the painting of China, … Continue reading

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new life

This suzani has found one – a new life, that is.  Someone is going to love her on this old Chinese bench that you can’t see at the moment but it’s there out of sight.  (Funny how I am being … Continue reading

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faux

If I wrote ‘false’ at the top of this post you would wonder !  How much better is ‘faux’ ? Heaps! The French language is a winner every time. But, to the matter at hand : faux because elmwood has … Continue reading

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eye-popping !

What a colour !  Whoever mixed this potion achieved greatness !  I imagine it in a bedroom, a personal space.  It’s an overdye carpet we have in stock.  I’ve described before how they’re done I think ?  Maybe not, so … Continue reading

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authentikos

What I have come to appreciate about antique Chinese pieces is their unabridged authenticity.  That might be questioned in some quarters but definitely isn’t in ours !  Hand-on-heart :  we look for the best, the highest and the truest and that’s … Continue reading

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wall art shanghai

Not everything was sweetness and light in Shanghai – wall art like this for instance; it’s sort of mildly unnerving.  There’s a fondness too among, who I imagine are avant garde painters in China, of people, sometimes just heads, screaming. … Continue reading

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bird+flower paintings

I don’t know whether I’m boring you all with this quasi-academic approach to showing you some of the things we found but at least I’m usually brief ! Lin Ci says that that there was a whole genre of flower/bird … Continue reading

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