This week Patrick van der Vorst reflects on the news that a first generation iPhone in its original packaging has been listed on eBay for $10,000, and talks about the emerging antiques and collectibles markets in China and South East Asia. What are buyers in these markets looking for, and how should you target them?
And if you’re interested in China, take a look at these videos by our resident expert Andrew Gibson of Gibson Antiques on the symbolism of fish in Chinese art, Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Objects, and Chinese ivory
Cloisonne is achieved by placing thin copper wire on the surface of a metal object, and then filling the spaces created with molten glass.
As well as representing the function of a fish bowl, in Chinese culture the carp and the goldfish represent long life and health.
Anthony offers these and others insights, including information on how to collect Chinese ivory legally..
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