30 January 2014

Chinese New Year

The start of Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, will start on Friday 31st January. According the the Chinese Zodiac 2014 is the year of the horse, bringing great energy and success for some. Traditionally celebrated in Asia for 15 days with parades, firecrackers and festivities, here at Grays we have found some interesting and auspicious pieces to welcome in the New Year.

Japanese wood netsuke of horse emerging from a gourd,
signed with kakihan, circa 1840. Offered by K&M Antiques.

Carved ivory ojime bead, Meiji, signed Yukimasa. Offered by Guest & Gray

Pair of 18ct gold horse head and stirrups cufflinks, c1950s.
Offered by The Antique Jewellery Company.

You can celebrate Chinese New Year in London on Sunday 2nd February with events taking place throughout the capital - the largest celebrations outside of Asia, according to Visit London.  Why not plan a trip to Grays to find some treasures of your own.

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