International Antiques Fair Returns for Its 12th Edition, Opening Next Month with Lineup of Exciting Events

The highly-anticipated International Antiques Fair (IAF) is returning for its 12th edition. For antique lovers and general public looking for an opportunity to acquire antique knowledge from experts and art enthusiasts alike, don't forget to save the dates.

The fair is set to be held from 24th - 28th May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hall 5BC. It welcomes more than 70 exhibitors from around the world to showcase over 10,000 pieces of collectibles from various categories including porcelain, ceramics, works of art, furniture, paintings, sculptures, watches and jewellery.

International Antiques Fair 2018

International Antiques Fair 2018

OU Raeantiik|Exceptional mameluke saber of a Belgian General. Western Europe, Belgium, mid-19th century

Gauchet Asian Art|A white and russet jade carving of a phoenix. China, 18th century, Qianlong period

Hollywood Galleries|A Gilt Bronze Figure of Padmasambhava. Tibet, 14th century

Richard Peters Antiques|A Famille Rose Turquoise Ground “Boys” Jar. Qing Dynasty, Daoguang Mark and of the Period

Da Guan Tang Antique Furniture|A Huanghuali Canopy Bed with Dragon Pattern. Late Ming/Early Qing dynasty

To ensure the best selection of exhibits, exhibitors have to go through a strict vetting process imposed by the Vetting Committee, composed of renowned international professionals in all the specialities represented.

Like its previous editions, the 12th edition of IAF will offer a lineup of exciting programmes including special exhibitions, antique appraisals, lectures and guided tours. Here are some snapshots from the event last year.

Guide tours on antique appreciation

International Antiques Fair 2018

International Antiques Fair 2018

International Antiques Fair 2018

International Antiques Fair 2018

International Antiques Fair 2018

IAF will bring visitors to the fascinating world of glassware and traditional Japanese art through two special exhibitions – ‘‘Graces of Ancient Glassware” will feature an array of Chinese antique glassware from the celebrated PT collection. In collaboration with WADO PROJECT, “Beauty and Faith: Mingei and the Essence of Japanese Art” will introduce artists in wide-ranging fields who embrace nature in their relentless quest for beauty. It will also delve into Buddhism and tea culture, important elements that form the basis of traditional Asian culture and aesthetics.

PT CollectionA Glass Ewer, Tang Dynasty

PT Collection|A Glass Oil Lamp, Song Dynasty

A White Glazed Jar by Kanjiro Kawai, circa 1910

IAF will also create a cross-cultural dialogue between experts in the field and prominent figures from renowned museums by hosting a series of lectures on topics such as Hong Kong antiques market, glassware, Japanese art, silverware and more.

IAF will open to public for free from 25 to 28 May, following a VIP opening night on 24 May. Sharing a philanthropic vision to give back to the community, the fair organiser,Chak’s Investment Limited, is going to make a donation to benefit a designated charity during the fair.

The Value, as the official media partner of IAF, will keep you all posted of the latest news about the fair. For more updates on fair highlights, exhibitions, lectures and speakers, please stay tuned!

Exhibition details

The 12th Edition International Antiques Fair (2019)

24th May (opening night for VIPs) | 6pm - 9pm (By invitation only)
25th - 27th May | 11am - 7pm
28th May | 11am - 5pm

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5BC
Address: 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Free admission for the public (except the opening night)