The Museum Society is pleased to organize a gallery walk to view some of the exceptional works of art at Christie's Spring Sales 2013. Guided by Rosemary Scott and Pola Antebi, we will see highlights from The Imperial Sale – Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art; In Pursuit of Refinement – A Legacy of the YC Chen Collection (雅趣流芳: 陳玉階珍藏中國藝術精品); and Reverence and Perfection – Magnificent Imperial Cloisonne Enamels from a Private European Collection. Members and friends are welcome to view the other galleries after the tour.
Rosemary Scott is Christie's International Academic Director of Asian Art, who has successfully expanded 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 between 2006-2009.
Pola Antebi joined Christie's Hong Kong in 1990. Since 2000, she has been the Department Head, as well as International Director of the Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art in Hong Kong, which has grown exponentially under her leadership. She travels extensively sourcing objects for sale, and has been 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.