Christie's will hold its 2012 Spring Auction at Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25 to 30 May 2012. Their specialists, Pola Antebi and Rosemary Scott will guide us on a tour to view the exquisite Chinese Works of Art objects featured this season. Highlights will include two pairs of cloisonné enamel animals – one of elephants and one of peacocks; as well as a magnificent blue and white mandarin duck charger.
Pola Antebi joined Christie's Hong Kong in 1990. Since 2000, she has been the Department Head of the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art in Hong Kong, which has grown exponentially under her leadership. She was instrumental in garnering some of the most prestigious private collections offered at Christie's HK sales. Her areas of expertise include imperial ceramics, jades and works of art from the Yuan to the Qing periods. Antebi holds degrees in French Literature and Art History from the University of Vermont in the United States.
Rosemary Scott is Christie's International Academic Director of Asian Art, instrumental in expanding Christie's educational programs in Asian art, lecturing and conducting scholarly research for Christie's Asian art sales worldwide. She holds an honors degree in Chinese Art and Archaeology from the University of London. Her career has spanned various important positions in her chosen field, including deputy keeper of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, with curatorial responsibility for Oriental art; the curator of the Percival David Foundation, University of London; and head of the Museums Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Scott is also past president of the London Oriental Ceramic Society.