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For lovers of antiques and all things vintage, here's some exciting news: the International Antiques Fair (IAF) is finally returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 26 to 30 for its 13th edition, after a 3-year pandemic hiatus.

Hosted in one of the world's most vibrant arts hubs, the fair draws antique dealers, collectors, and art lovers from around the world to explore a vast array of antiques, from classic Chinese ceramics to rare European silverware, and everything in between.

But that's not all – The Value is thrilled to announce that by following us on Instagram (@thevalueart) and Facebook, you can gain free entry to the exclusive VIP preview, which is worth HK$500.

Unveiled on 26 May at 6pm, the VIP opening preview allows for an early glimpse at the exquisite pieces, as well as an opportunity to gather around with experts and prominent figures in the field of antique, auction and appraisal.

International Antiques Fair (IAF) gathers collectors and art lovers from around the world | IAF 2019

Over the past two decades, IAF has remained dedicated to the mission of promoting antique knowledge and sharing the beauty and history of antiques with the world.

As with previous editions, this year's fair welcomes important exhibitors from around the globe, including both sides of the Straits, the West, and Southeastern Asia. They will present historical treasures spanning centuries, ranging from ceramics, jades, and lacquerwares to classical furniture, Buddha statues, and much more.

Alongside a robust roster of global exhibitors, this year’s fair continues to raise the bar with a premier line-up of public events, including antiques appraisal, book launches, a special tea ceremony performed by WUYI STAR Tea Garden, a series of lectures hosted by respected experts in the field, and guided tours led by renowned antique dealer and founder of IAF, William Chak.

Among the many highlights will be a special exhibition, The Art of Kungfu Tea, Ruoshen Teacup, which allows visitors to discover the art of traditional Chinese tea ceremony through an exquisite array of tea wares. 

Below are the details of the Fair and a complete list of exhibitors. 

About International Antiques Fair

Founded in 2002 by William and Priscilla Chak, the Asian art and antiques experts based in Hong Kong, and managed by their son Ronald Chak, the International Antiques Fair has brought together some of the best dealers in Chinese and Asian antiques from all over the world. In recent years, The International Antiques Fair has also included some Western Antiques in the show.

The key words to define IAF includes: Novelty, Diversity, Rarity and, Variety, but also Instructive & Informative. Since its creation, IAF has set very high standards in the choice of its exhibitors and their offerings to make sure that both collectors and amateurs who visit the fair will find the best creations in Oriental antiques.

Every year, before the exhibition starts, a vetting committee containing a vetting committee members will appraise the exhibits of each exhibitors before the fair opens. The International Antiques Fair provides free lectures, guided tours, antique appraisals and exhibition where the public may learn more about antiques.

The Complete List of Exhibitors of IAF 2023:

A1 | Antique One, Inc.
Buddha and Bodhisattva, Gandhara 4-5th century
Height: 70 cm

A2 | Jean Gauchet Gauchet Asian Art
An Extremely Rare and Magnificent Porcelain Wall-Vase
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the period (1736-1795)
Height: 27 cm

A3 | Orientique
An Extremely Fine and Rare Famille-Rose Tea Tray
Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing mark and of the Period (1796-1820)
Width: 15.5 cm

 A4 | KSL Poster
Cachou Lajaunie Poster by Leonetto Cappiello, 1900

A5 | Shiqi Dzibeads
Dzibeads and Works of Art

A6 | CA Book Publishing
Award-winning art publication specialists with worldwide recognition

  1. The Lotus Pond Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles | US$200 / HK$1,560
  2. Collectors, Curators, Connoisseurs: A century of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1920-2021 | US$141 / HK$1,100
  3. Early Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain: The Mingzhitang Collection of Sir Joseph Hotung | US$230 / HK$1,800
  4. Song Dynasty Ceramics | US$103 / HK$800

B1 | Chak's Co., Ltd.
An Important Pink-Ground Yangcai "Eight Daoist Immortals" Lantern-Shaped Vase
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Mark and of the Period (1736-1795)
Height: 55 cm

C1 | Yumekoubou Antique Kyoto
A Black "Lingbi" Scholar's Rock
Late Edo / Meiji Period (1603-1867 / 1868-1912)
32.5 x 22.5 x 39.7 cm

C2 | Da Guan Tang Antique Furniture
A Pair of Zitan Wood Square Table
66.5 x 66.5 x 33 cm

D1 | Art Asiatique Sarl
Coromandel Chinese Polychrome Lacquer 12-Panel Screen
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
600 x 200 cm
Provenance: French Private Collection

D2 | Ying's Gallery
A Pair of Painted Enamel Octagonal Vases
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Height: 37 cm

D2 | Morris & Joey Low Gallery
A Boxwood Carved “Landscape” Brushpot
Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Height: 14.5 cm

D3 | Syuusindou
Lacquer Decoration
Yuan/Ming Dynasty (1271-1368 / 1368-1644)

A Blue and White Square Vase with Dragon & Phoenix Pattern
Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark and of the Period (1521-1567)
Height: 57 cm

D5 | Maison Kwan
Scholar’s Rock Table-top Ornament
104 Diamonds (1.72ct), 574 Tsavorites (9.36ct), 18K White & Yellow Gold
Height: 120 mm

D6 | De Peng Ge
A Rare Yellow Jade “Chilong” Vase and Cover
Height: 17.2 cm
Provenance: The Ju-Yi Scholar’s Studio Collection, Taipei

D7 | Ho Ho Gallery
A Carved Polychrome Lacquer Circular Box and Cover
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Diameter: 21.5 cm

E1 | Sue Ollemans Oriental Works of Art
A Gold Inlaid Crystal and Enamelled Necklace
Length: 33 cm
Provenance: A Private Collection in New York

A tax-free national national platform in China that provides all-rounded art services including storing, transporting, displaying and trading cultural relics and artworks.

E3 | Ethereal Auctioneers
A Rare & Exclusive Large Copper-Inlaid Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Hu
Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.)
Height: 50.4cm
Provenance: Acquired from Chang Wei-Hwa & Company, Taipei

E4 | SANTOS-London
A Fine Chinese Qingbai Water Dropper
11/12th Century, Northern Song Dynasty
Height: 8 cm

E5 | Treasures of Chinese Archaic Jade
A Human-Shaped Jade
Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.)
10 x 3.1 x 2.5cm

E6 | 鈺品軒 (from Metropolitan Jewelry & Antiques Center in Taipei)
A Molded Dingyao Dish
Jin Dynasty (265 A.D. - 420 A.D.)

E6 | 映雪堂 (from Metropolitan Jewelry & Antiques Center in Taipei)
A Cizhou Sgraffiato Jar
Jin Dynasty (265 A.D. - 420 A.D.)

E6 | 蟠青山房 (From Taiwan)
A Wucai Cup with Butterfly Pattern
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1661-1722)

E7 | Asia Material Technology (JP) Co., Ltd.
An Embossed Gold Teapot
Showa Period (1926-1989)
Height: 20 cm; Weight: 505.8 g

E8 | Somlo London
Stainless steel, reference 51463 open face pocket watch
Made 1950

E9 | Buddhist Art
A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Kubera
Early 14th Century
Height: 14.5cm

E10 | Lee & Sons
Ganesh, protector of initiates and the one who breaks down or creates obstacles
Art of Cambodia, Limestone
9th Century - Pre-Angkor Period
Height: 45 cm

E11 | Richie's Gallery of Finland
ESTRID ERICSON, Ice Bucket, Stockholm 1955
Lid Knob and Handles in Chinese Jade Bangles
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Height: 18.5cm

The Anthony Lovett Collection
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1661-1722)
To be sold by auction on 6 November 2023

E13 | Wakisyoukai
A Silver Okimono of A Hawk On A Black Lacquer Tall Perch For The Tokonoma (Tea-Room Alcove)
The Hawk by Shoami Yoshihiro, The Lacquer Perch by Kanshosai Toyo II
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
70 x 49 x 19 cm

E13 | Sabi-Net
A Selection of Tea Wear
Antique Ware

E14 | Nurbu Arts
Dzi Beads & Coral Beads Necklace

E15 | Martindale Chinese Art
A Pale Celadon and Russet Jade Carved Horse
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) or Earlier
Length: 7.7cm
Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong September 1954

E15 | Mark Powley Chinese Works of Art
A Wucai “Hen and Chicks” Dish
Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Mark (1521-1567)
Diameter: 17.5cm

E16 | Qiandi Culture
A Gold Inlaid Jade Bracelet
Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 A.D.)
Diameter: 8 cm

E17 | AntikWest Oriental Antiques Sweden
A Doucai Ogee Bowl
Qing Dynasty, Tongzhi Mark and of the Period (1861-1875)
Diameter: 21cm

F1 | Koller Auktionen AG
A Fine Bronze Vessel ‘Zun
China, Late Shang/Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 16th century - 770 B.C.)
Height: 28.3 cm
Provenance: From the collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes
Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum New York in 1938 and illustrated in the corresponding catalogue

A Git-Bronze Figure of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva
Ming Dynasty, Yongle/Xuande Period (1402-1424 / 1425-1435)
Height: 48.5 cm

F3 | Silver & Silver
A Sterling Silver Parrot with Amethyst Base
Signed Mario Buccellati, Circa 1960
21 x 18 x 20 cm

F4 | Alhambra Antiques
A Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Buddha
15th Century
Height: 35cm

F5 | Fleurdelys Antiquités
A Group of Unusual Chinese Wood Stands
Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A Chinese Soapstone Mountain - Form Brush Rest with an Inscription and Three Seals
18th Century
15 x 7 cm
Provenance: E&J Frankel, R.Blumenfield, Christie's, H.Arnhold, Sotheby's

F7 | Hong Kong Art Craft Merchants Association
Antique Appraisal Certificate Services

F8 | Bukhara Paris
Natural Baltic Amber Bracelet
19th Century

A Large and Important Parcel Gilt-Lacquered Zitan Figure of Sariputra
Mid-Qing Dynasty or Earlier (1644-1911)
Height: 91 cm
Provenance: Property from an Old Austrian Private Collection