Welcome to Cynthia Shaver Asian Art Appraiser Newsletter September 2021,

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August started with inspecting beautiful 17th c Chinese paintings, mounted as scrolls in Japanese style. The sun was shining just right through our windows emphasizing the craggy black rocks and trees with a lovely, carefully coifed and adorned maiden sitting at bottom of a tree with attendant in waiting. Another inspection was a contemporary Chinese lithograph, a triptych with such power, color and size that it remains embedded in one section of my brain.  I finished the month with a moment that was made and ready for PBS Antiques Roadshow but the Covid pandemic altered that path and I got the moment instead. The property,  a very large cloisonne, 17th c Chinese bowl, that was known as her grandmother’s candy dish, I valued at mid five figures.

It is always a privilege to see such beauty up close. I thank you for your trust.

Enjoy the links.

From fall Arts of Asia lecture. Society For Asian Art  Here are links to the videos shown during the lecture: 
1) Black Moon by Choi Sai-ho, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyO85_KNLU
2) Bepar (Hop) by Labkhand Olfatmanesh, https://vimeo.com/310686509
3) Think Kindly, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slDFr4-X9ac&t=147s
4) Goodbye Hong Kong, https://vimeo.com/256909821
5) Finding Jiro, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfHPVCSWn_M

Fascinating read

A client brought this to my attention. Did not know about.