Rare antique Asian jewellery sale in Hong Kong

Altfield Gallery offers 160 wearable pieces from India, China, Java, Thailand and Nepal dating from the 3rd century to the 19th century

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 February, 2016, 3:35pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 February, 2016, 3:37pm

An exhibition of rare Asian jewellery is taking place in Hong Kong until February 20.

The annual exhibition at Altfield Gallery in Central, showcases 160 wearable pieces from around Asia – including China, India, Cambodia, Indonesia , Nepal and Cambodia. They date from the 3rd century to the 19th century, says London-based jewellery dealer Susan Ollemans.

“The workmanship in these pieces is fantastic,” says Ollemans. The pieces should sell for upwards of

HK$3,000. One of the highlights is a 14th-century Garuda piece from Nepal.

There are pieces from the early kingdoms of Sukhothai and Ayuthaiya in what is now Thailand, and 9th to 12th-century gold rings from Java.

“From India there is lovely dowry jewellery featuring diamonds, rubies and enamelling.”

It also includes jewellery from China dating from the Song through to the Qing periods.

Ollemans says the sale should appeal to those wanting to add to their collections and looking for statement pieces.

Altfield Gallery, 248-249 Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2537 6370