Building Collections: Chinese Ceramics through the Dynasties
As the pinnacle of Chinese art, porcelain have long fascinated global collectors with its rich archeological, historical, cultural and artistic value. Commanding some of the highest auction records in Asian art, ceramics from dynastic China have been sought after by collectors around the world for centuries.
This Weekly Virtuals series takes you to appreciate the art of ceramics throughout dynastic China, from the Tang to the Qing Dynasty, highlighting the evolution of technology, artistic creativity and the context for its production and consumption. We will explore the relationship between imperial patronage and the artistic achievements of each dynasty, and how China’s material culture interacted with its neighbouring countries and the West.
This object-based and market-oriented programme highlights both the artistic value and market value of a wide range of ceramic objects from key periods of Imperial China. With academic lectures, handling sessions and guided tours led by scholars and Christie’s specialists, this weekly virtual series is perfect for starting collectors, as well as those who are looking to hone their connoisseurship skills, no matter where you are.
What you will learn:
- Overview of the evolution of ceramics in China, including key technological and artistic advances, and imperial influences in each dynasty
- Develop connoisseurship skills by looking at objects through the expert’s eye, focusing on key styles and features of each dynasty
- Understand the current market landscape for Chinese ceramics from different periods, and how Chinese art collecting is evolving globally