On 30th, November, Christie’s Hong Kong will hold a live auction themed on ‘Imperial Glories From The Springfield Museum’ and present a dedicated sale of Chinese art works from the Springfield Museums, the largest cultural institution in Western Massachusetts. The sale will comprise twelve jade and cloisonné enamel pieces from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), reflecting the past glory of this empire that no longer exists.
These renowned collections are originally showcased in The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from the Springfield Museums. Modeled after an Italian palazzo, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum features a striking collection of Chinese porcelains, cloisonné ware and jade. In addition to a massive imperial cloisonné enamel vase decorated with dramatic mask motifs exceeding 64 cm. in height., highlights also include an exquisitely carved white jade figure of Shoulao, the Star God of Longevity, rare for its substantial size and superb quality.
「韶華璀璨：斯普菲博物館珍藏」 卓爾不凡的清代藝術珍藏 | 香港
‘Imperial Glories From The Springfield Museum’ An Outstanding Collection of Qing Dynasty Works | Hong Kong