The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong is delighted to announce a private preview of Bonham’s Hong Kong Spring Sale of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art with Keason Tang, who will guide members through this season’s sale highlights.
These include an exquisite pair of Ming dynasty (1368–1644) Yongle period (r.1403–1424) blue-and-white octagonal ‘floral’ candlesticks. The distinctive style of the candlesticks is inspired by early Islamic metalwork of the time, but the charming octagonal form is an invention of the Chinese potter, which called for the most accomplished craftmanship and techniques. These candlesticks represent the peak of ceramics production of this era. These are the only known pair to have been in a private collection.
Another highlight of the sale is a group of rare early Chinese lacquerwares from the Feng Wen Tang collection. Dating to the height of lacquerware production from the Warring States Period (c.475–221 BCE) to the Han Dynasty (202 BCE–ACE 220), the exquisite artistry and superb condition of these works are fine examples of the rich decorative influences that draw on traditions of painting and textiles of the period.
Keason Tang joined Bonhams in the London, New Bond Street in 2018, and since January 2019 has be based at the Hong Kong office, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining relations with key collectors and dealers in Greater China. Keason is a specialist in archaic Chinese bronzes and antique guqin. He also has a strong interest in Chinese lacquer and scholarly objects. Keason holds a degree of B.Soc.Sc with honours from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MA in Archaeology and History of Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a native Mandarin speaker, also fluent in English, Cantonese and Japanese.
Members are reminded that as the preview takes place before the public are admitted, this event is strictly limited to current members only. A limited number of places are available and pre-registration is required. Drop-ins will not be entertained. Members are further reminded that photography is not ordinarily permitted. Also, Please note that visitors are required to wear a face mask, receive temperature screening, sanitize hands with rubbing alcohol provided, and register / use the LeaveHomeSafe application to scan the venue QR code at the temperature screening station prior to entry.