Annie Zeng Michaan’s Asian Art Specialist Annie Zeng has a lifelong passion and a lineal affinity for Asian art and Chinese history. Her father was a Professor of History at Guangxi University, her mother an artist specializing in watercolor painting. Born and raised in lush, scenic Guilin, China, Ms. Zeng spent her youth immersed in cultural studies and apprenticed for years to jade, porcelain, and painting appraisal experts in the ancient city. She grew up living history inside the walled University’s Quarters, formerly part of a Ming Dynasty palace compound.
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In 1996 Ms. Zeng opened her own Bay Area Chinese art business, Mark & Period. Her areas of expertise in selling and appraisal services include jade, textiles, paintings, fine porcelain and other Chinese antiques. She confers with a large network of fellow specialists in each of these areas.
Ms. Zeng’s fine arts background is augmented by studies in the US including business and accounting, English-Chinese translation, and literature. A Bay Area resident for 27 years, she continues to further her education at the College of Marin, Kentfield, and at the de Young Museum’s Docent Lectures in Asian Art.