Jorge Welsh Gallery exhibit two rare pieces at TEFAF Maastricht

Posted: 2016-03-11 17:22:24 - Last updated: 2016-03-11 17:24:43

BADA members Jorge Welsh – Works of Art are bringing a very special collection to the TEFAF Maastricht fair, which opened to the public today.

Partners Luisa Vinhais and Jorge Welsh feel they have put together some extraordinary items which range from the 15th to the early 19th century, including two pieces which are being exhibited for the first time.

One of the highlights of their stand is a rare eight-tiered Chinese export porcelain Pagoda decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and gold, from the Qing dynasty, late 18th/early 19th century. The pagoda became a fascinating symbol for early Western travellers and models were particularly popular with European royalty of the time.

Between 1806-1816, King George IV bought six porcelain pagodas for the Brighton Pavilion, which are now in the Royal Collection Trust. Similar models are also on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The other previously unseen piece is a Chinese three-fold screen, dating to the Qianlong period (1736-1795), made for the Portuguese market. The screen features scenes painted with oil on the canvas, a technique that was only introduced in China during the 16th century by the Jesuits. Chinese screens showing Portuguese inscriptions are extremely rare.

Both items can be viewed at Jorge Welsh – Works of Art on Stand 210 at TEFAF Maastricht, March 11-20

For more information on Jorge Welsh – Works of Art visit www.jorgewelsh.com

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