Adrien von Ferscht 皇甫安
Adrien von Ferscht [皇甫安] is considered the leading expert for Chinese Export Silver and continues to research this unique silver category within the context of 1400 years of silver-making in China
He acts as an independent consultant and expert to museums, important private collections and private collectors, academics and enthusiasts around the world
He is Strategic Researcher at The Chinese Silver Research Institute a semi-autonomous research facility within the Institute of China-Russia Strategic Cooperation [ICRSC] at Tsinghua University, Beijing
He is a Member of the Academic Committee of the Academy for the International Communication of Chinese Culture at Beijing Normal University
He is Senior Vice President of Ever-art International, Beijing
He is a regular Contributing Editor to WorthPoint, the largest online information resource for antiques and fine art
He is a Fellow of the Asia Scotland Institute, based at Edinburgh University and an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Glasgow [Scottish Centre for China Research & School of Culture and Creative Arts], currently carrying out in-depth academic research into six main focus areas in conjunction with Tsinghua University, Beijing
He has compiled a detailed body of work [940 pages] CHINESE EXPORT SILVER – The Definitive Collectors’ Guide” published in digital format – the most detailed reference guide for this unique silver category with information on over 325 individual retail and manufacturing silversmiths
He undertakes public lectures on the subject of Chinese Export Silver; the 1400-year history of Chinese silver making; the history of Jews in China, their influence on Chinese silver making and their centuries old network on the Silk Road between Venice and Chang’an. He also lectures on Chinese Culture.
Adrien is actively collaborates with several universities, museums and academics on an international level and writes regularly for publications around the world.