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Christie's Art Forums presents special events and seminars throughout the year to enrich our visitors' experience of art. As the leading international auction house, Christie's is dedicated to providing collectors and art enthusiasts with the opportunity and knowledge to enjoy art, navigate the market and share in the passion of building magnificent collections. Visit here to watch the videos of art forums.

Hong Kong

Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence: Discover 500 years of craftsmanship from the Royal Courts of India to the present

Lecture Friday, 24 May, 2019 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Details

Join Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery & William Robinson, International Head of World Art, to hear the stories behind the most significant Mughal jewels and objects many of which once belonged to Emperors & Maharajas. This lecture will give a detailed exploration of a selection of exceptional jewellery made by Bulgari, Cartier, Janesich, Lacloche, Linzeler, Mauboussin, and Mellerio, along with contemporary creations by Bhagat and JAR, objects, and important gemstones.

Language

Lecture will be conducted in English, and translated simultaneously into Putonghua.

Speakers
Mr Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery, Christie's
Mr William Robinson, International Head of World Art, Christie's

The Patiala Ruby Choker
An Art Deco ruby, diamond and natural pearl choker necklace, Cartier
13 in, 1931, restored and restrung by Cartier Tradition in 2012

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Ceramics for the Imperial Gardens

Lecture Sunday, 26 May, 2019 (11:30am - 12:30pm)
Woods Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Details

The imperial gardens played an important part in court life, providing places of relaxation for the emperor and his family as well as venues for a range of cultural and leisure activities. In the gardens themselves, and in the pavilions within them, ceramics were used to contain special plants and to create elegant settings. This was especially true in the Qing dynasty, when both antique and contemporary ceramics can be seen in court paintings. This lecture will examine the use of both types of ceramic wares within the imperial gardens, with a particular focus on antique Jun wares.

Language

Lecture will be conducted in English, and translated simultaneously into Putonghua.

Speaker
Ms Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant Asian Art, Christie’s

Four masterpieces of Jun ware

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