Christie’s will present “Wallace Chan: The Beginning of a Genius”, an extraordinary collection created by the internationally famed jeweler and artist during his most innovative period of self-discovery in the late 20th century. This collection of works will form one of the highlights of the autumn sale of Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels on 28 November 2017.
- Wallace Chan
Trained as a sculptor from an early age, Wallace Chan has over the span of four decades, created exquisite pieces from referencing traditional Chinese icons, incorporating elements of nature, and experimenting with elaborate sculptural flair. He continues to tirelessly experiment with different methods and materials to bring to life his poetic vision, embodying his design philosophy of harmonising the symbol of heaven, earth and humanity.
- A multi-gem brooch US$150,000-230,000 (left) - A multi-gem “pride” brooch US$78,000-100,000 (center) - A multi-gem brooch US$38,000-65,000 (right)
Featured in this auction is a comprehensive assemblage of his spectacular works spanning reinterpreted traditional icons such as Chinese zodiac signs made from carved jadeite, to contemporary designs like butterflies and flowers with gems of vibrant colours. All of which inspire an inner Zen and reflect Wallace’s wondrous craftsmanship.
- A multi-gem Elan Brooch/Sculpture US$50,000-78,000 (left) - A pair of nephrite and diamond ’Innocence’ ear pendants US$100,000-150,000 (center) - A pair of 3.13 and 2.88 carats E/VVS2-VS1 tapered baguette cut diamond ear pendants US$100,000-150,000 (right)
Vickie Sek, Deputy Chairman and Director of Jewellery Asia, commented “It is our honour to continue our long-standing relationship with Wallace, and we believe his classically romantic yet modern designs will undoubtedly capture the hearts of Asian and international jewellery collectors and connoisseurs.”