Meet Henry

Henry grew up in Taiwan after his ancestors (Yong-Chan Liaw) moved to Taiwan from Fujian China in Ming Dynasty with Zheng Cheng-Gong 1661. During the Qing Dynasty (1800), Henry’s great grandfather (Wan-An Liaw) went back to Beijing from Taiwan, to attend the Emperor’s official tests held in the Forbidden City. During his trips, he was able to bring back porcelain antiques and ancient jade. This began the family collection and has become a family Heirloom from generation to generation.

 

At a young age, Henry became passionate about Chinese history. To understand Chinese culture in different dynasties, for the past 40 years Henry has been collecting Chinese jade, porcelain, and coins that go back as far as 7000 years.

 

Later, Henry has been traveling around the world, and learned from several old masters, he has the opportunity to get hand-on experience and knowledge of porcelain and jade

 

In addition to collecting and dealing Chinese antiques, Henry is a certified appraiser and been tested and certified as an Appraiser by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA). He can provide you with a written appraisal report for estate and gift appraisals, charitable donation appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, appraisals for divorce and casualty loss appraisals. Henry has graduated from the Missouri Auction School and a licensed auctioneer in St. Louis and the State of Missouri.

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Our Collection

Ming Dynasty

Chinese Porcelain Vase with Dragons, 6-characters ChengHua mark. Thermoluminescence (TL) Dating test Report, Calculate the last time of firing of the object to be 400 years old. 

Ming Wan-Li Plate

3 Old Sages Celebrating Longevity. Ming WanLi Seal Mark. WuCai (5-color) Plate
Dimensions: 10 Inches in diameter
Artist or Maker: China Jingdezhen official kiln
Date: 18th Century

Qing KangXi

National Defense Commanding Green Jade Seal
Description: Exceedingly Rare Green Jade, from Kangxi Emperor’s National Defense Seal.
Dimensions: 4″ (10cm) x 2 1/2″ (6cm), 122g
Date: 1654 – 1722
Condition Report: Very Good

white jade dragon

A playful white jade dragon
Description: An Ancient Playful White Jade Dragon Pendant
Dimensions: 2 1/2″ (6cm) x 2 1/2″ (6cm), 70g
Date: 100 – 200 BC

LiangZhu

Rare LiangZhu culture period collection, a heavy Jade bowl, with three Emperor Carriages, and 4 characters seal on the bottom of the bowl.
Dimensions: 7″ (20cm) Diameter, 1330g
Date: 2500-2000 BC
Condition Report: Good

Green Jade Dragon

Description: War-Time – Hang Dynasty Green Jade Dragons
Dimensions: 3 1/2″(8.5cm) x 2″ (5cm), 129g
Date: 100-200BC
Condition Report: Good

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