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Arts Culture Alan Chan Gets A First Look at Christie’s Collection Of Song Dynasty Treasures

Alan Chan Gets A First Look at Christie’s Collection Of Song Dynasty Treasures

Courtesy of Tatler Hong Kong
By Tatler Asia
June 26, 2020
Tatler+ Christie's
The renowned designer and collector share his insights and thoughts with a specialist ahead of the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art live auction and the Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art online sale

Alan Chan is an avid collector of Chinese art and spent some time at Tatler House with Timothy Lai, a specialist at Christie’s Works of Art department, to gain insights into the antique artworks on offer at the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction on July 9 and the Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art online sale that will run from July 1 to 15.

Chan’s eponymous design and brand consultancy firm has won more than 600 awards from both local and international organisations. His work is largely influenced by his love for art and Chan cites antique artworks, in particular, as a rich source of inspiration for him.

Lai introduced Chan to some highlights from Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, which includes works of art from the Song Dynasty. Among the pieces is an exquisite Ding floral-form dish from the Northern Song Dynasty that both Chan and Lai observe is a prime example of the elegant silhouette and subtle design that is characteristic of the artworks produced during the Song Dynasty.

Find out more about Alan Chan’s conversation with Christie’s Timothy Lai in the exclusive video below:

 
Videography: Kevin Cheung/Tatler Hong Kong

Tatler Picks

A very rare blue and white "pomegranate" dish

A very rare blue and white "pomegranate" dish

Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1426-1435) - 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diam.
A very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase

A very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase

Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) - 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high
Front: A very rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya; back: A superb and very rare gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

Front: A very rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya; back: A superb and very rare gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

Front: Incised Yongle six-character presentation mark and of the period (1403-1425). 8 ½ in. (20.1 cm.) high. HK$2,500,000-3,500,000 / US$320,000-450,000 Back: Incised Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435). 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. HK$4,000,000-6,000,000 / US$520,000-780,000
Javier Calleja (B. 1971), WHAT?

Javier Calleja (B. 1971), WHAT?

Acrylic on canvas - 195 x 162 cm. (76 ¾ x 63 ¾ in.) Painted in 2018 - HK$300,000-500,000; US$39,000-65,000
Liu Ye (B.1964), Mondrian in London

Liu Ye (B.1964), Mondrian in London

Oil on canvas - 150 x 150 cm. (59 x 59 in.) Painted in 2001 - HK$12,000,000–22,000,000; US$1,600,000–2,800,000
Wu Guangzhong (1919-2010), Flowers

Wu Guangzhong (1919-2010), Flowers

Oil on canvas - 53 x 65 cm. (20 7/8x 25 5/8 in.) Painted in 1992 - HK$4,000,000-6,000,000; US$520,000-780,000
Dong Qichang (1555-1636), Five Sacred Mountains

Dong Qichang (1555-1636), Five Sacred Mountains

Hanging scroll, ink on paper - 221 x 99 cm. (87 x 39 in.) Dated 1616 - HK$ 20,000,000–25,000,000; US$ 2,600,000–3,200,000
Yu Chengyao (1898-1993), Dawn Break Over Spring Mountains and Streams

Yu Chengyao (1898-1993), Dawn Break Over Spring Mountains and Streams

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink on paper - 96.5 x 183.7 cm. (38 x 72 ⅜ in.) HK$ 800,000-1,000,000; US$ 110,000-130,000
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Verdant East Lake

Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Verdant East Lake

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper - 66.5 x 136 cm. (26 ⅛ x 53 ½ in.) Dated 1981 - HK$ 40,000,000-60,000,000; US$ 5,200,000-7,800,000
Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), The Yulong Mountains in the Moonlight

Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), The Yulong Mountains in the Moonlight

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will take place on July 9 at Alexandra House, while the preview exhibition will be held from July 4 to 8 at Jardine House. The Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art online sale will run from July 1 to 15. Additional information on the lots, time, venue and more can be found on christies.com

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