The history of Japanese cloisonné

Meiji cloisonné

Although certain artists often exhibit characteristic techniques and motifs, no two pieces of Japanese cloisonné are exactly alike. Experts say prices range across the board from less than $200 for more commercial pieces up to the six-figure range for the most exceptional examples, however rare Japanese cloisonné remain underpriced in relation to the talent, training, effort and time required for their creation. Read More +

Cordier Auctions holding first fine antiques auction at new Pennsylvania facility this week

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Cordier Auctions & Appraisals is hosting its first sale at a new facility in Harrisburg, Pa, Saturday and Sunday. The 12,000 square foot facility is home to the company’s salesroom, offices and storage facility. Highlights of the 675 plus lot sale include a strong selection of Asian ceramics, a 19th century Flemish carved ivory tankard, two Baccarat chandeliers, and a circa 1919 Cartier diamond wristwatch in addition to a collection of U.S. and English coins, silver, furniture, and fine decorative arts. Read More +