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"Blue and White Chinese Ceramics at Auction" sponsored by the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society

Description
Chinese B&W porcelain occupies a significant place of importance in world history. Not only a valuable commodity central to Chinese dynastic rule, it is one of the quintessential forms of Chinese art and culture. The international auction market for Chinese ceramics in the last few decades has seen extraordinary results, reflecting the lasting fascination and appeal of Chinese B&W ceramics.

In this lecture, a very brief historical context of the Chinese B&W ceramic market will be given. Following this, the speaker will examine over 40 selected examples of top B&W ceramics sold at auction, from the Yuan Dynasty to the Republican Period. Various factors integral to the commercial success of these pieces will be discussed, including age, quality of glaze, colour, form, decoration and provenance.

Born in Singapore and educated in Hong Kong, Canada and London, our speaker, Susie Quek, started her career originally in advertising and has worked in the auction industry as a specialist in Chinese ceramics and works of art since 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honors degree in History from McGill University and a Masters degree in the Arts of China with Christie's Education. Her main areas of interest and expertise are in Ming and Qing ceramics, as well as jade carvings and scholar's objects. Ms. Quek is a SEACS Council member.

This event is open to SEACS members and members of the public.
Event Timeline
Thu Apr 28, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Visitors Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library, 100 Victoria Street
Tickets
Free
Venue Address
Visitors Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library, 100 Victoria Street Singapore
Directions
Ample public parking is available in the NLB parking garage.
Organizer
Southeast Asian Ceramic Society
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