Spruit - formerly director of the
Westfries Museum in Hoorn -
is the author of 'Ming Yu Palace in Amsterdam' , an article in OBJEKT.
An intriguing story about an art and antique collection.
Hans Vonk, photographer and publisher, illustrates with nice pictures.
Taken notice: look page 1 - 5 and pictures.
|Name||H. Ming G. Yu|
Place of birth & residence
|Born||On Queens-day / 1947|
|Business & Partner||Ming Yu and partner Wouter van Os had an antique business between circa 1965 till 1990, in the antique centre of Amsterdam, 'het Spiegelkwartier", Nieuwe Spiegelstraat.|
|Specialisation||They started to collect and sell general antiques of the 18th and 19th century. Afterwards they specialized in antique mechanical music instruments and musical boxes They became antique dealers with a good knowledge of porcelain, clocks, paintings and sculptures.|
|Antique fairs||All large fairs in the Netherlands, Germany, Olympia London, Belgium, ect.|
|Career||A career of 30 years full time antique dealer, upgrading his collection, managing restorations, PR work and the shop.|
|Today||Collecting art and antiques.|
|Big love||Aesthetics, the beauty of people, cities and nature. Admires and enjoys lyrics and the expressive strength of music and literature.|
|Aspirations||Traveling and keeping a 'sana in corpora sana '.
Looking at the 'world of art and antiques' and collecting some of it.
|Hobbies||Science Fiction. Film. Classical music. City walks.|
|Good at...||A sharp eye. Likes to cook with a Chinese touché and loves a nice presentation.|
|Future||' The best has still to come' and already very grateful and satisfied.|
|Admires||The ultimate skills applied in the arts in 17th, 18th and 19th century. Integration mythology and design in this period.|
information read the article in 'OBJEKT',
appeared Summer 2006, international magazine for interior design and art.