Welcome to our Late-Autumn Newsletter. Summer already feels like a distant memory whilst Christmas and the New Year are just around the corner. The last few months have been a busy period for the trade with the return of the LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, Asian Art in London and all the excitement from Asia Week. We were really happy to see lots of familiar faces back in the Capital, some for the first time since Covid.
As always, our quarterly Newsletter aims to shine a light on the wonderful world of Chinese and Japanese Fine Art and Antiques. We tell the story of the humble Koi Carp in a short blog that uncovers the symbolism of this much-revered fresh-water fish. There is a useful “Glossary” of descriptive terminology that often come up when discussing Chinese porcelain. We also feature a recent addition to our collection in the shape of a spectacular Satsuma vase by Sozan for the Kinkozan Company, “The finest I have ever seen” according to Kevin.
We also tell of our visit to the Young V&A Museum in East London where we attended the fascinating “Japan: From Myths to Manga” exhibition and there is a look inside the gallery with a focus on a collection of antique Chinese Blue and White porcelain.
Finally, we give an exclusive “First Look” at some of the wonderful works of art that will be introduced to our website between now and the end of the year.
You can click on any of the images in this Newsletter to take a closer look. We hope you enjoy the read.
Kevin Page Oriental Art
Showcase: An exceptional Satsuma vase by Sozan, (Principal artist for the Kinkozan Company)
Our Featured work of art in this Newsletter is this exquisite, large Japanese Meiji Period (1868-1912) Satsuma vase, with finely painted panels depicting a Tiger in a bamboo forest crossing a stream. To the reverse, a landscape of the Temples and Shrines at Nikko. Click here or on the image for a closer look.
Antique Chinese Porcelain: A useful Glossary of terms and phrases
Since our last newsletter, we have been introducing a selection of beautiful 18th and 19th Century Chinese porcelain to our website and this inspired us to put together a Glossary of useful terms and phrases that often appear when describing and writing about antique Oriental ceramics. Click here or on the image below to read more.
“Japan: Myths to Manga” Our recent visit to The Young V&A Museum in London
“Japan: Myths to Manga” is an exciting and atmospheric trip through Japan, exploring how landscape and folklore have influenced Japanese art, technology and design. You can read more about the exhibition by clicking on the below image. We highly recommend it for all budding young Japan enthusiasts.
From the Plate to the Palace: The story of the humble Carp
Immerse yourself in our short-read blog about the much-revered Japanese Koi and its symbolism across South-East Asia and beyond. Click here to read more.
Feng Shui: Fifty years of “furnishing” the Interior Design trade with Oriental Art
We have a proud history of working with some of the leading Interior Design Studios, so we recently created a landing page on our website where designers and decorators can easily find inspiration for oriental-themed projects. Take a closer look by clicking on the below image.
A look inside the Gallery:
Each month we add fascinating new pieces to our website and since our last Newsletter we have been focussing on 18th and 19th Century Chinese porcelain. Click here or on any of the images below to see all our recently added stock.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the fascinating works of Japanese Fine Art and Antiques that we will be introducing to our Online Galleries in the coming weeks. Don’t hesitate to Contact Us for more information.
Open for Business
As much as we are very proud of ever-growing online presence, we know that there is nothing quite like visiting a gallery in person. A photograph or a video can never truly replace the experience of seeing an object in the flesh, handling it or enjoying the feeling of being surrounded by precious antiques and fine art. Click here or on the below image to arrange an appointment. (We can also arrange virtual appointments for those who are unable to visit us in person.)
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We hope you enjoyed our Late-Autumn Newsletter. If you missed any of the previous editions, you can read through the online archive on our website by clicking here. Until next time, we thank you for your support and custom.
Kevin Page Oriental Art