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
Members only: $100
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is pleased to announce a preview of Christie’s Spring auctions with Rosemary Scott and Pola Antebi.
This Spring, Christie’s are presenting a special sale to celebrate their 30 years in Asia. 30 Years: The Sale will feature 30 lots that represent the most significant and important pieces in their respective categories. Christie’s will also present 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 are 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 features 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.
Due to the limited number of places for the auction preview, this event is open only to current OCS members. Register here
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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