Sotheby’s Hong Kong – A Private Collection of Scholarly and Imperial Works of Art

March 22nd, 2012 by

This collection was formed in Paris in the seventies and in the eighties. More precisely in this extraordinary place in Paris called “Drouot”. As well as from time to time, in large antique fairs around Paris, including the famous “Ham and Antiques Fair” of Chatou where you could either buy food or antiques. However, it was in this incredible Hôtel des Ventes Drouot where most of the pieces of this unique collection were discovered.

Our aesthete was attracted at the first by French Old Master paintings, but soon moved to Chinese works of art. The quality of execution, originality of the designs, variety of materials held a fascination for him, especially in materials like jade, agate, ivory, bamboo but also bronze and gold.

Auction Venue:

Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing), 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

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