International Antiques Fair (IAF) 2019 was officially opened last night in Hall 5BC Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It welcomes antique dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, and it opens to the general public for free starting today until 28th May.
The fair showcases over 10,000 pieces of collectibles from various categories including porcelain, ceramics, works of art, furniture, paintings, sculptures, watches and jewellery.
The fair is open to the general public for free starting today till 28th May
Guests made a toast at the ceremony. From left to right: Mr. William Chak, Co-founder of International Antiques Fair; Dr. Eddy S. H. Li, GBS, JP, President of Hong Kong Chinese Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation; Mr. John Yeung, Senior Assistant Commissioner of the Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade; Mr. PT Mak; Mr. Ronald Chak, CEO of International Antiques Fair
Besides promoting antique knowledge to the public, IAF is devoted to giving back to the community. At the fair this year, Chak's Investment Limited, the organiser of the fair, donated HK$500,000 to St. John Ambulance Association to support their mission on providing first aid and ambulance services in emergency for the general public.
Special exhibition Beauty and Faith: Mingei and the Essence of Japanese Art in IAF
During the opening night, The Value had a sneak peek into two special exhibitions at the fair. Beauty and Faith: Mingei and the Essence of Japanese Art curated by Japanese-based group WADO PROJECT, showcases an array of Japanese works of art that embody traditional Japanese culture. Another exhibition Graces of Ancient Chinese Glassware presents ancient glassware from the precious collection of Mr. PT Mak.
Special exhibition Graces of Ancient Chinese Glassware
Glass hairpins from the Song dynasty
Here comes an exciting news for art lovers. The complete set of catalogues “Graces of Song Wares: Treasures from PT Collection” by Mr PT Mak and the School of Archaeology and Museology from Peking University is on sale at the fair. This important set of books took three years of preparation and academic research, recording more than 280 pieces of Song wares from the acclaimed PT collection. These treasures were on display in its dedicated exhibition in Peking University back in 2016. The books are now available for sale at The Value booth in IAF. Visitors can come to our booth for more details.
The 12th International Antiques Fair 2019
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)