Christie’s Offers 17th-Century Porcelains from Private Collection
Twice a year, in March and September, major auction houses and galleries in New York City host Asia Week, a jam-packed roster of shows, auctions, lectures, and related events. At this year’s New York Asia Week, March 2015, Christie’s will offer an important private collection of superb Chinese porcelain. An Era of Inspiration: 17th-Century Porcelains from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis will feature 95 lots, each vividly showcasing the talent and creativity of the 17th-century porcelain artisans. A one-day symposium will also take place during the sale preview.
Combining superb quality and sophisticated connoisseurship, the Curtis Collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelains provides a unique window into the exciting period of porcelain production in China between the fall of the Ming dynasty and the onset of the Qing dynasty.
The exhibition, symposium and sale of this carefully assembled and meticulously researched collection will provide collectors and scholars the unique opportunity to engage with the brilliantly decorated porcelains produced in this short period of time.
Julia and John Curtis have assembled this important collection over a period of over thirty-five years.