Qingbai Wares with Kai-yuen Ng (吳繼遠)
Qingbai wares are also known as yingqing wares. They refer to porcelains first fired in Jingdezhen during the Song dynasty with translucent glaze tinted with a hint of blue or jade-like green. They were available in multifarious forms including tea cups/stands, dishes, bowls, ewers, boxes and funeral objects with mostly incised or moulded motifs. Later, it was also produced in kilns of Anhui, Zhejiang, Hubei, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi.
Veteran dealer and connoisseur of Chinese art and antiquities in Hong Kong, Kai-yuen Ng graduated cum laude with a B.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Two years after his graduation, he inherited his father's antique business and worked relentlessly to increase his knowledge and expertise. In 1975, he became Assistant Curator of the Hong Kong Art Museum. In 2001, he established K.Y. Fine Art on Hollywood Road and has since gained respect and renown in this field. Ng has collaborated with many art museums and institutions by providing services in appraisal, evaluation and translation. He has also organized exhibitions, edited catalogues and served in various leadership roles in the professional community. Since 2001, he has been the Vice Chairman of the HKACMA's Authentication Committee.
This lecture will be presented mainly in Cantonese, supplemented with some English. His presentation will include numerous visual images to illustrate the subtle differences between works that are genuine and imitated, as well as those from various regions and periods.