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The Sydney Punchbowl

Hordern House, in conjunction with the State Library of New South Wales, announce the creation of a replica of one of the unique treasures held in the State Library - the so called Sydney Punchbowl.

This fine large porcelain bowl was manufactured in China around 1820, decorated with a panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures on the inside and finished with exquisite floral and gilded banding.

This bowl holds...

Philips Auctions introduces Chinese website

Philips Auctions has introduced a website and regular newsletter written in Chinese for its growing Chinese clientele.

Managing director Tony Philips said many Chinese auction goers knew a little about attending auctions but were not overly familiar with the conditions of sale or schedules and often had difficulty communicating with auction house staff.

“The new Chinese site mirrors the English one except they now can read it in their own language, which...


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