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    Sale 7664

    Contemporary Jewellery and Watches

    29 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 52

    AXIS MUNDI
    A SUPERB PAIR OF EMERALD, GREEN GARNET, JADEITE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY WALLACE CHAN

    Price Realised  

    AXIS MUNDI
    A SUPERB PAIR OF EMERALD, GREEN GARNET, JADEITE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY WALLACE CHAN
    Each designed as a series of oval-shaped emeralds suspended from a brilliant-cut diamond line encircling a pavé-set green garnet tear-shaped drop to the jadeite hoop and crescent-moon shaped surmount with brilliant-cut diamond detail, 10.1 cm long
    Signed Wallace Chan


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    Wallace Chan

    Sculptor- Metallurgist- Jewellery Designer - Artist

    Wallace Chan was born into a very traditional cultural environment in China. Having completed a rigorous training as a sculptor he enrolled in formal art courses. Even though Wallace advocates against the guidelines set by academia, the traditional principles of art constitute the foundation of his creative genius.

    His next creative step saw the invention of "Wallace Cut" sculpting techniques featuring medieval style cameos, intaglio carving and gem faceting .In this decade Wallace acquired fame for his exquisite work first in Japan, Singapore ,Taiwan ,Germany and then the rest of Europe.
    Since 2001 Wallace has dedicated himself as a creator of jewel art. His profound knowledge of metallurgy and gemmology are now the vehicles through which he achieves a kaleidoscope of colours in his jewellery. No particular shape or mixture of metals is too much of a challenge for him. He is known to destroy completed pieces if they are not perfect in his eyes.

    Wallace has achieved international acclaim as a designer and exhibits at international jewellery fairs and museums around the world. His jewellery creations are eagerly sought after by connoisseurs in Europe Japan and Taiwan.