Adrien von Ferscht
He acts as an independent consultant and expert to museums, important private collections and private collectors, academics and enthusiasts around the world.
He is 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: “History of Chinese Export Silver [1785-1940] Within the Context of 1200 years of Silvermaking in China” & a parallel research: “The History of Jews in China”.
He has compiled a detailed catalogue of Chinese Export Silver Makers’ Marks that is now published in digital format – the most detailed reference guide for the silver category with information on over 100 makers plus an insight into the bygone age of “The Lost World of the Silversmiths and Silver Emporia in China“. Research into the makers and their marks continues.
He undertakes public lectures on the subject of Chinese Export Silver within the context of 1200 years of Chinese history, most recently at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Confucius Institute at University of Glasgow, The Scotland-China Association, Edinburgh and Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh. He is actively involved with several universities, museums and academics around the world and writes regularly for publications around the world.
Expert for Chinese Export Silver [18th - early 20th century]