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Alan Chan is an avid collector of Chinese art and spent some time at Tatler House with Timothy Lai, a specialist at Christie’s Works of Art department, to gain insights into the antique artworks on offer at the Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction on July 9 and the Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art online sale that will run from July 1 to 15.

Chan’s eponymous design and brand consultancy firm has won more than 600 awards from both local and international organisations. His work is largely influenced by his love for art and Chan cites antique artworks, in particular, as a rich source of inspiration for him.

Lai introduced Chan to some highlights from Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, which includes works of art from the Song Dynasty. Among the pieces is an exquisite Ding floral-form dish from the Northern Song Dynasty that both Chan and Lai observe is a prime example of the elegant silhouette and subtle design that is characteristic of the artworks produced during the Song Dynasty.

Find out more about Alan Chan’s conversation with Christie’s Timothy Lai in the exclusive video below:

Videography: Kevin Cheung/Tatler Hong Kong

Tatler Picks

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A very rare blue and white "pomegranate" dish 

 

rare moulded.jpgA very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase

 

BUDDHA GROUP crop1.jpgFront: A very rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya; back: A superb and very rare gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

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Javier Calleja (B. 1971), WHAT?

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Liu Ye (B.1964), Mondrian in London

 

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Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010), Flowers

dongqi.jpgDong Qichang (1555-1636), Five SacredMountains

luceng.jpgYu Chengyao (1898-1993), Dawn Break Over Spring Mountains and Streams

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Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), Verdant East Lake

wu guangzhong.jpgWu Guanzhong (1919-2010), The Yulong Mountains in the Moonlight

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction will take place on July 9 at Alexandra House, while the preview exhibition will be held from July 4 to 8 at Jardine House. The Cultivating Delight: Collecting Chinese Art online sale will run from July 1 to 15. Additional information on the lots, time, venue and more can be found on christies.com/hk