Fine Art Asia 2018: Day 1 Highlights

September 29, 2018

Fine Art Asia is recognised by the international art world as Asia’s leading fine art fair. On display are museum-quality art works spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. Since its inception in 2006, Fine Art Asia has attracted an increasing number of leading international galleries while earning worldwide recognition. Fine Art Asia is unique: the only fair in Asia to showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from Asia and the West. Fine Art Asia is staged during the peak art season in Hong Kong. The fair coincides with major fine art auctions held in the same venue, and attracts a high-profile, sophisticated audience of leading dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the world.

 

The fair kicks off on 29th September in Hong Kong with nearly one hundred and thirty fine art exhibitors from across the world. On show will be Asian and Western antiques; jewellery, antique silver and timepieces; Impressionist, modern and contemporary art; design and photography. 

 

General opening:

Vernissage 28th September     6pm-9pm

29th September                       11am-7pm

30th September                       11am-7pm

1st October                              11am-7pm

2nd October                             11am-6pm

 

Venue:

Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

 

Andy Hei Ltd. (Booth D2 )

Expertise: Classic Chinese furniture

Founded in 1999, one of the most renowned galleries for fine Chinese antique furniture and works of art

 

A huanghuali solid plate altar table in original condition
Early Qing Dynasty, 18th century
L.205 x D. 45.5 x H. 91 cm

 

 

 

Jacqueline Simcox (Booth E2)

Expertise: Chinese, Tibetan and Central Asian textiles and works of art

Founded in 1996, silk textiles dating from the 2nd to 19th centuries

 

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)
L. 134.6 cm

 

A purple silk changyi for a young lady of the Imperial court embroidered with butterflies and begonia sprays. The word ‘butterfly’ sounds like ‘age 70 to 80’ and the begonia represents ‘calm’ – perfect celebratory dress for the Empress Dowager Cixi’s important 70th birthday celebrations in 1904 and the wish for ‘long life’. For similar examples see: ‘The Splendours of Imperial China’, Qing Court Attire from the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2008

 

 

Chinese University of Hong Kong – Fine Arts Department (Booth B18)

Expertise: Contemporary Art

Established in 1957, promoting the study of Chinese art and culture and the exchange of Chinese and Western art

 

 

 

 

Yewn (Booth E6, E8)

Expertise: Contemporary Designed Jewellery

Founded in 1995, revive the fineness and sophistication of Chinese arts and culture to develop a distinctive jewellery brand that truly represents modern China

 

 

Four Seasons object d’art
Brilliant cut diamonds, tsavorites, yellow sapphires, pink sapphires, wood set in 18k yellow gold and black rhodium

2018, D. 18 cm

 

 

 

Vanderven Oriental Art (Booth D6)

Expertise: Chinese porcelain and works of art

Founded in 1968, one of the world’s leading international dealers in the field of Chinese export porcelain

Buddha
China, Shanxi Province, 
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), 14th century
H. 122 cm

 

 

Koopman Rare Art (Booth C3)

Expertise: Antique silver

Founded for nearly 50 years, the pre-eminent dealers of the finest antique silver

 

Bao Heng Xiang
An exceptional pair of Chinese cachepots
c. 1880
Silver
H. 17cm, W. 1,860g

 

 

 

Pékin Fine Arts (Booth F13)

Expertise: Photography

A Beijing-based private consultancy and art gallery established in 2005

 

Liu Di (b. 1985)
The Weight of Oneself
2017
3D Animation Video, 20’00’’
Edition 5 + 1 AP

 

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