Bill Yee originally started his business in 1949 as a small "Ming-tree" manufacturer and distributor, known as The Ming Art Company. Bill grew his company through the 1950's and 1960's through marketing various types of Ming-trees, silk flowers, and beaded flowers to the major department stores of the era, such as Macy's and Marshall Fields.
In 1972, after 24 years of isolation from U.S. Trade, China was ready to open its doors for giftware exports to the U.S. The Bejing officials invited Bill Yee, a prominent businessman with knowledge of the U.S. Giftware market, to a series of trade talks in the Peoples Republic of China. Bill became one of the first Americans to visit China, in order to start a dialogue and develop a trade relationship with the country. At this point, Bill changed the name of his company to Bill Yee Associates, Inc and was committed to bringing high quality Chinese Arts and Crafts to the American market.
Bill Yee Associates, Inc. began importing and distributing various high quality Chinese Arts and Crafts, such as Wheatsalk Boxes, Porcelain Antique Reproductions and Enamel on Copper products. It was in 1989 when Bill Yee Associates revived the lost Chinese art of "inside-painting" with The "Li Bien" Ornament. This is a blown glass ornament that is hand-painted on the inside, through a small hole at the bottom of the ornament. There are several companies that now market these "inside-painted" ornaments, but Bill Yee Associates created another "first", when it introduced them to the U.S. market in 1989.
Our latest addition is our exclusive Cloisonne pieces. Again, Bill Yee Associates has revived an Ancient Chinese Art, but this time with a modern twist! Bill Yee has developed a unique process for creating these elegant Cloisonne pieces that gives each piece a lightweight, translucent, and more modern appearance. The process is extremely new to the market and has earned Bill Yee two U.S. Patents!
Bill Yee Associates is committed to providing our customers with high quality home and garden decor, along with superior customer service and education about our unique products. Please browse our web site and if you should have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely thank you for your patronage.