Endangered Species Act will affect US auction houses, galleries & collectors

Recent regulatory changes in the Endangered Species Act have effectively ended the market for the sale of antique items containing ivory and other endangered species materials.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking & Commercial Ban on Trade in Elephant Ivory

The National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking establishes guiding principles for U.S. efforts to stem illegal trade in wildlife.

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Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this frowning environment, visiting the Met’s latest exhibition of luxurious snuff bottles, charmingly titled “Small Delights”, carries a kick of excitement.

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Xi'an Chinese Art Talk Show

The President of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Berthe Ford and the former President John Ford recently appeared as guests on a talk show in Xi'an.

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New Law for The State of California

A new law for the state of California was passed some months ago, without anyone in the antique trade being informed. This affects all dealers, auction houses, antique malls and private individuals.

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Brushes used by various artists for inside painting of bottles

With the help of Li Shouxun, we have put together a description of various brushes and what they are used for in painting.

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