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Galerie Nicolas Fournery Inaugural Catalog + Printemps Asiatique Exhibition in Paris!
Its been a while, but I would like to highlight the Printemps Asiatique Asian Spring Paris Exhibition starting today until June 16th. It is being held at the Pagoda in Paris built by the legendary dealer and collector, C.T. Loo.
The inaugural exhibition of Galerie Nicolas Fournery is being held at the Pagoda. As many of you know, he is one of the top Chinese export porcelain dealers in the world and has taught me a great deal in my very short collecting career. He gave me a wonderful opportunity to write three write-ups for his catalog on pages 180, 230, and 240:
- Page 180 (No. 28) is a previously unrecorded partial tea set with a topographical scene depicting Kronborg Castle for the Danish market. c. 1730-40.
- Page 230 (No. 34) is a Dutch market armorial charger that I was able to acquire for my own collection. c. 1755
- Page 240 (No. 35) is an English market armorial plate with an interesting Chinese inspired central scene. c. 1740.
- Also noteworthy is page 112 (No. 21) - a rediscovered pair of monumental famille rose Yongzheng vases and covers depicting scenes of the Romance at the Western Chamber, standing at 35 inches tall.
Here is the link to his catalog:
Here is the link to Printemps Asiatique:
I hope you all enjoy it 😀
That is so exciting, what an opportunity for you. Thanks for the link, I wish I was closer to Paris!
Most excellent John and I did enjoy it very much, thank you. How was Vegas?
That is so exciting, what an opportunity for you. Thanks for the link, I wish I was closer to Paris!
Just read it through. John, your pieces were very readable and informative. I suspect this is the start of something good for you! I hope so.
Thank you Julia, Sharon, and Russell! 😀 I agree, it was an amazing opportunity, and I feel so thankful for his generosity in letting me write on those pieces. I hope I'll be able to continue this kind of work with future projects. The Kronborg Castle set is my favorite in the catalog, especially after I was able to find the source engraving and make a China trade connection.
Vegas was fun, but I miss being with the family the most. I immediately began bar review when we got back home while juggling this project, so it's been a bit hectic on my end. I do have a post planned as an update for that giant punch bowl I shared earlier once things slow down, though. It'll be stylized as an analysis of the enamels and its execution to hopefully help others. It arrived while I was in Vegas. To keep the suspense at a minimum, my judgment is that the photos did not do it justice - the enamels are vibrant and thick in some places, and the central scene was not artificially dirtied and cleaned up very easily. However, it is undoubtedly a modern copy. I think Bill hit the nail on the head with this one when he called it a honeypot!
I missed that one before sending the other response! Thank you so much Julia 😊 I hope so too. It was really fulfilling and exciting to research these pieces, especially to have written alongside such prominent figures in the Chinese export art world as Christiaan Jorg and Bill Sargent.
A Beautiful catalog - very well done. Wish my French was better!
Thank you, David! All of the credit goes to Nicolas for that - he did a fantastic job with the catalog. I only wish I was able to attend. I'm so sorry for missing your response, I've been a bit bogged down lately with studying and haven't been able to log on lately. And I am with you - I had tremendous help from a translator for the French notices 😬
What a superb catalogue. Well resourced and full of interesting material. Fantastic pictures.
Thank you very much, Mark! 😊 I will be sure to pass along your high praise to Nicolas, too!
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