monday's masterpieces

photo © Kolja Quakernack
photo © Kolja Quakernack

I have been commissioned by the heirs to a large private collection of Asian art from a recently deceased German collector. I am to appraise and liquidate each piece. My platform of choice for that purpose is ebay. My appraisals and descriptions are based on my personal knowledge of Asian art and culture through formal Sinological studies (Master's Degree), calligraphy studies (several awards from the Shanghai Calligraphers' Association上海市书法家协会 shanghaishi shufajia xiehui), and years of living in Asia.



auctions start/end always Monday, 9 pm (CET).

be the first to find a new highlight... and the last to bid on it!


Do you prefer old paintings with traditional motivs... (photo © Kolja Quakernack)
Do you prefer old paintings with traditional motivs... (photo © Kolja Quakernack)
...or contemporary paintings with strong colours? (photo © Kolja Quakernack)
...or contemporary paintings with strong colours? (photo © Kolja Quakernack)


Please note: I am NOT an art authenticator, and do not have the tools to chemically test for the age of a scroll painting. Because of this and the Asian tradition of students painting reproductions of great master paintings (known in Chinese as 臨/临 lin), I assume that ALL scrolls which appear to be pre-1900 are in fact REPRODUCTIONS. But there are bad reproductions and some excellent ones. And this plays a major role in how I appraise and describe the art piece. Here's what all this means: If I'm right and it's an excellent reproduction, you have bought a piece of fine art which will enhance your office, living room, den or staircase. And if I'm wrong and it is not a reproduction (i.e. it's an original), you now have an art piece which is worth 40 times your winning bid.

Have a look and let yourself be found!

photo © Kolja Quakernack
photo © Kolja Quakernack