Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn Auctions
Rosemary Scott and Pola Antebi
26 November 2017 – Hong Kong Convention and
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is delighted to announce a preview of Christie’s Hong
Kong Autumn Auctions of Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art with Rosemary Scott and Pola
Antebi who will guide members through this season’s sale highlights…. Read more
Central Harmony: Zhonghe Tang Group (1671-73) Revisited
Professor Peter Lam
28 November 2017 – The Hong Kong Club
In 1662 Kangxi emperor ascended to the throne. But it was not until the 10th year of his reign (1671) that the first recorded imperial firing of porcelain items was commissioned and conducted. Three years later warfare from the revolt of the Three Feudatories spread in the southern part of China. The Imperial Factory, kilns and workshops in Jingdezhen were sacked. A very characteristic group of plates… Read more
George Chinnery & Chinese Export Art
13 November 2017 – The Hong Kong Club
The lecture presented a rare opportunity to take a close look at The Hong Kong Club’s fine collection of works by George Chinnery (1774-1852) – drawings, watercolours and oil paintings by the great expatriate artist, who came to the China coast to escape from his Calcutta creditors, but remained for 27 years producing much of his best work.
K. S. Lo Memorial Lecture
Dining, Diplomacy and Decoration: Chinese Porcelain in European Court Collections, 1500-1800
Dr. Stacey Pierson
8 November 2017 – The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Pierson mapped and traced the complex and fascinating history of consumption, collecting and exchange of late Ming and Qing Chinese porcelain in the courts of Europe, demonstrating its lasting impact on the visual and cultural landscape of court settings across the European world.
Rui State Tombs: Shang and Western Zhou Jade Designs
Dr. Tsai Ching-Liang
23 October 2017 – Liang Yi Museum
Dr. Tsai Ching-Liang of the National Palace Museum (Taiwan) gave a lively lecture at the Liang Yi Museum about Shang and Western Zhou jades. Working like an archaeological detective, he reveals how his analysis of the jades found in the Rui State tombs provided insight into the political and spiritual motives of the royal occupants of these tombs.
The lecture discussed the fascinating history of The Royal Ontario Museum’s collection of Chinese art, including its history of acquisition, ongoing research and the strong Hong Kong connection with the Royal Ontario Museum.
Christopher Harvey Hall
7 October 2017
OCS Members were invited to an exclusive handling session of Chinese Textiles with collector Chris Hall, former President of the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, and the organisation’s current Honorary Treasurer.
The OCS organised a small-group study tour focused on the celadon ceramics of Zhejiang with Ms Lai Suk Yee, former Assistant Curator, and Researcher at the Art Museum.
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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