Friday, November 12, 2010

Arader Galleries at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Arader Galleries booths at
SF Fall Antiques Show

Arader Galleries was excited to participate in the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show benefiting Enterprise for High School Students held October 28 - 31 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.

The theme for the 2010 show was Chinoiserie, an influential artistic and decorative style which reflects Chinese influences. The numerous lecturers spoke on an array of fascinating topics including an informative lecture on China and porcelain from Senior Vice President, Department Director, Chinese Works of Art and Head of European Ceramics and Chinese Export Porcelain at Sotheby’s, New York, Christina Prescott Walker. Using her own China cabinet as an example, she touched on the history of porcelain in China and the secrets of making it that Europeans tried to emulate. She also spoke of the different painting styles artists used to decorate the China, which were exported and coveted by Europeans for their delicacy and beauty.

Hey Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent also gave a lively lecture on Chinoiserie influences in porcelain, art and design seen throughout the courts of Europe. Illustrated with pictures and examples from her own travels throughout Europe, Her Royal Highness gave a deep inside look into the collections of royalty and the histories behind the fascination with collecting these rare and beautiful pieces.

The 2010 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show was filled with lavish beauty, decoration and works from the finest galleries throughout the world and included an interesting and informative lecture series devoted to Chinoiserie.

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