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TRAVEL & EVENTS

TRAVEL & EVENTS

May 2024

Hong Kong Chinese Auction Previews 

May 27th-June 1st 

I will be heading to Hong Kong for a week to view the Chinese art previews at Christies, Bonhams and Sotheby's. I will try to make a couple of museum stops as well. 

Asian Art in London 

May 12th-May 17th 

I will be heading to London to meet with clients and attend the Spring Asian Art in London events which include auction previews, exhibition openings and gallery visits. Please call or send me an email to book a private and confidential appointment. I look forward to seeing you there!

CSDA/CCAD Sundays Expert Series presents:

Tea, Art and Culture - The Design Evolution of Japanese Tea Ceramics of the Late Edo Period

A Zoom lecture by the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts, Sunday May 5th, 2024, 3:00-4:30pm (EST)

The tea ceremony was the central cultural sphere of Japan’s Edo period (1615–1868), in which social, political, and artistic ties were formed. The collection of ceramics, utensils, and decorative arts created for the tea ceremony is one of the most significant categories in Japan’s artistic canon. Early Edo workshops, such as Raku and Oribe, are well-known for austere and rustic designs that emphasized their handmade origins.

Join art appraiser, Harrison Schley, in conversation with Asian art consultant, Anthony Wu, as they discuss the evolution of styles and forms of tea wares during the second half of the Edo period, which reflect the growing popularity of literati culture and Chinese aesthetics. During this time period, ceramics made by artists such as Eiraku Hozen, Ogata Shūhei, and Mori Yūsetsu took on a refined, ornate, and decorative style. Artists’ seals were often stamped or incorporated into the design schemes of tea wares, reflecting the makers’ identification with Chinese and Japanese literati circles and the artists’ move toward self-promotion and branding.

Not sure you can attend live? We've got you covered! A video recording of this presentation will be made available to all those who reserve/purchase tickets.

Register on Eventbrite.

(Complimentary registration for CSDA members, non-members/Ornamentum subscribers $10)

April 2024

Vancouver and Toronto Heffel Asian Art Previews

April 5th-April 25th

My first sale of 2024 is now online! Feel free to stop the Heffel galleries in Vancouver or Toronto to view over 120 lots of Asian art objects I have curated for this auction.

 

In Toronto, highlights include an impressive painting of scholars by renowned Chinese artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), a Ming Dynasty gilt bronze seated figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, and a set of Korean '100 boys' panels from the Joseon Dynasty. In Vancouver the highlights include a rare pair of Chinese white jade dishes from the 18th/19th Century and numerous Chinese fan paintings from a West Coast family. 

I will be in the Toronto offices most days from April 11th to 25th. The Heffel Toronto office hours are Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 11am-5pm. Please stop by to say hi!

March 2023

Vancouver Appraisal and Valuation Days

March 27th-April 5th 

I will be visiting Vancouver to meet with clients to finalize the April Asian art online sale at Heffel. Please call or send me an email to book a private and confidential appointment.

New York Asia Week

March 12th-18th

I will be visiting New York City to attend the festivities which include the Asian Art previews at Bonhams, Christie's and Sotheby's. There will be numerous Asian Art themed exhibition openings including shows at Asia Society New York, The Rubin Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you will be there, please send me an email.

February 2024

Ottawa and Montreal Appraisal and Valuation Days

Ottawa, February 19th-20th, Montreal, February 20th-23rd 

I am scheduled to visit Ottawa and Montreal to meet with clients to seek consignments for the April 2024 Asian art online sale at Heffel.  I will also be meeting with clients and institutions for Asian art appraisals and valuations. Please call or send me an email to book a private and confidential appointment. Space is extremely limited.

January 2024

Vancouver Appraisal and Victoria Valuation Days

January 15th to February 1st

I will be visiting Vancouver and Victoria to meet with clients to seek consignments for the April 2024 Asian art online sale at Heffel. Please call or send me an email to book a private and confidential appointment. Space is extremely limited.

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