Welcome to Cynthia Shaver Asian Art Appraiser Newsletter September 2018

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It has been an eventful month. I am an overnight success as appraiser of Asian Art after a lifetime (four plus decades) involved in Asian Art. I am busy with written appraisal reports through the end of October.

Years before, I used to get inquires about Chinese Ming porcelain, everyone was finding the next imperial Ming vase in their garage. Now Chinese contemporary paintings, particularly ink paintings, are coming ‘out of the woodwork’.

Here’s a story from The New York Times that I thought you’d find interesting: A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals. Read More

This is for a friend who also likes baseball

Another Hong Kong spring auction

Hollywood’s recent “whitewashing”

This is horrible

And another

Thank you,

Cynthia Shaver, Senior Appraiser
Asian Art, ASA