Buddhist Art

Coral carving expected to rank high at Asian art auction

CINCINNATI – Cowan’s has announced its first auction dedicated solely to Asian art. The auction will be held over two days, Aug. 26-27, in Cowan’s salesroom. The auction will feature more than 790 lots including a wide selection of ivory, jade and porcelain, prints, Chinese furniture, scroll paintings, and reference material. Some of the...

Chinese antiques and art specialist joins Kaminski

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions has announced that Benjamin Y. Wang has joined the staff as their Asian Specialist. Ben has had extensive experience buying, selling and appraising Asian art particularly Chinese art, antiques and jewelry. A graduate of Inner Mongolia University and with a M.A. Degree from Boston University, Ben brings a vast...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

Collecting clubs, societies ready for 2011 activities

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Antiques and collectibles collecting clubs and societies are making plans earlier than usual for their 2011 shows and conventions. The Association of Collecting Clubs (ACC) already has well over 500 club events posted on their Club-Sponsored Events Calendar. According to Larry Krug, ACC co-founder, the club-Sponsored Events Calendar is the only...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

Great Tibetan painter dies

Tinley Chojor was a very well-known name in Buddhist art circles. Chojor painted many many beautiful things, among them the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in Woodstock, NY, just across the mountain from where my best friend and his family had a house in the area, and where I spent many happy hours as a...

Awesome Japanese Buddha sells for $14M

Wow. This an awesome sculpture, but – perhaps, jus’ a l’il bit – overpriced. $14M? That’s Monopoly money, right? right? Of course, it was a t Christie’s, so I’m betting the bid wasn’t all about the piece itself. I couldn’t imagine spending that kind of cash on something, plus, I can’t help but think that...