‘The thing I love about my job is the variety of objects that you can handle here each year,’ explains Kate Hunt, specialist head of Chinese art and ceramics at Christie’s South Kensington.
Offering a constantly changing inventory of art, jade and fine porcelain, the Chinese department is a treasure trove of works produced by ancient masters at the peak of their careers.
In this behind-the-scenes tour, Kate gives an expert’s guide to Chinese porcelain, explains how Jade carvers worked — and reveals how she identifies forgeries. Check back in for further videos and features with the specialists at Christie’s South Kensington, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of special events.
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