Shenzhen museums and markets
Saturday 18th June, 2016, 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
Limited numbers, priority to members
Join OCS committee member Tony Chan on this one-day trip to Shenzhen to visit both private and public museums, and conclude with a visit to the antiques market.
Among the highlights of the visit will be the Shenzhen Museum’s exhibition of relics from the Han dynasty Chu Kingdom excavated from Sichuan, and a visit to the Zhizheng Museum,the largest private museum in Shenzhen, for its collection of imperial wares. More modest in scale will be the small private museums housed at the antiques market.
As places are strictly limited, priority is given to members, and we encourage you to register as soon as possible. The cost of the trip includes transportation in Shenzhen. Meals will be on a cost-share basis. Please ensure that your home-return permits or China visas are up-to-date. A detailed itinerary will be sent to registered participants several days in advance.
Preview of Christie’s 30th Anniversary Spring Auctions
with Rosemary Scott and Pola Antebi
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Saturday 28th May, 9:15 am – 11:00 am
This Spring, Christie’s were presenting a special sale to celebrate their 30 years in Asia. 30 Years: The Sale featured 30 lots that represent the most significant and important pieces in their respective categories. Christie’s also presented Classical Chinese Art from the Sui to the Song Dynasties, representing art of the earlier eras, and The Imperial Sale/ Important Ceramics and Works of Art. Among the sale highlights were two rare works in animal form: an iron-spot decorated celadon lion, dated to the 6th–7th centuries; and a white-glazed candle stand in the form of an elephant. The imperial sale featured a rare Yongzheng period (1723–1735) faux bois and grisaille-decorated brushpot with a landscape, and a blue and white meiping vase of the Yongle period (1403–1425).
Rosemary Scott is International Academic Director of Christie’s Asian Art Departments, and a former Curator of the Percival David Foundation in London, and the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. She is also a past President of the London Oriental Ceramic Society.
Pola Antebi joined Christie’s Hong Kong in 1990 and is the International Director of the Chinese Works of Art Department in Hong Kong. Her areas of expertise include Imperial ceramics, jades and works of art from the Yuan to the Qing periods. She is currently a member of the Hong Kong Management Committee.
Guided Exhibition Viewing
Trading China: Paintings of the porcelain production process in the Qing dynasty
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier 8
Saturday 16th April, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
The OCS HK presented an exclusive guided exhibition viewing of Trading China: Paintings of the porcelain production process in the Qing Dynasty.
This special exhibition showcases a series of 34 paintings that document the process of making and trading porcelain from the famous Jingdezhen kilns in the 18th century. Painted for the Western market, these illustrations vividly capture the work of the many specialised labourers as well as the way in which the trade and transport of the finished porcelain was arranged.
Explore the paintings in detail with the curator of this exhibition, Jane Sze, to find out more about what they tell us, their style, history and relationship to the porcelain also on display in the gallery.
Welcome to The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong. Founded in 1974 by a small group of collectors and enthusiasts, it is an independent non-profit society for those sharing an interest in Asian art and culture. Over its forty-year history, it has established itself as a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge about all aspects of Asian art through a diverse series of events. These include lectures by scholars and collectors, guided exhibition viewings, study tours, exclusive auction previews, collection visits, and masterclasses that look at a particular subject in greater depth.
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