Maurice Robertson

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Antique Lamps - Dresden, a Lost History

05th January 2012
The subject of "Dresden" porcelain is not only vast, but can be a complete minefield. Dresden is more of a region or style than a single maker and basically one with a lost history. It's not what's known about Dresden, but what's not known about Dresden t... Read >

Lamps in Chinese Red Cinnabar

22nd November 2011
The long cultural and artistic history of China has produced a large number of original and distinctive artistic achievements. One that is quickly recognised is cinnabar lacquer, with its distinctive red colour, sometimes referred to as China red, sealing... Read >

Antique Lamps - Kung Hei Fat Choi

16th November 2011
"Kung Hei Fat Choi!" or "Happy New Year!" - the great festival of the Chinese speaking world. It is unknown exactly when and how this event began, except to say that with China's 5000 years of history, not being able to recall the beginnings of such celeb... Read >