news — March 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

Wallace Chan, news at Tefaf

At Tefaf in Maastricht, the earrings Birth and Blossom, a new work by Wallace Chan.
In Maastricht, Netherlands, is coming back Tefaf (10 to 19 March), the largest antiques fair, which also includes an area dedicated to the jewelry. And not only the antique, but also to pieces of high contemporary jewelery which in some cases are works of art rather than jewelry to wear at night to go to the theater. This is the case of Wallace Chan, who not coincidentally began his career as a sculptor. Then, he became a legend of jewelry and more. His pieces are bought for millions of dollars, but you don’t ask him directly the price: he don’t talk about it. As with paintings and sculptures, the artist is not to deal with these venal aspects, but the dealer (or dealer), which provides the destination. The maestro Chan makes jewels as dreams that materialize through the finest materials and a manual skill out of the ordinary. The carved stones and daring combinations are the ingredients on which builds his works. At Tefaf, inter alia, Chan exposes the new earrings Birth and Blossom, realized with two emeralds for a total of 30.88 carats, pearls, yellow and white diamonds, pink sapphires and mother of pearl. Look at the picture: the jeweler (but it makes sense to call it that?) he carved two pearls, and has placed within them diamonds and sapphires, from which comes a titanium coil that acts as a link with the hanging stones. The pistils are surrounded by diamonds. All is above two large emerald pendants. Only this gem is worth the trip. Federico Graglia

Spilla Apsara, diamanti giallo intenso, diamanti rosa, gialli e verdi, smeraldi
Spilla Apsara, diamanti giallo intenso, diamanti rosa, gialli e verdi, smeraldi
Stilled Life, spilla scultura. Spilla: giadeite imperiale, giada lavanda, rubino e diamanti fancy. Scultura di bambù: cristallo, diamante giallo, zaffiri rosa, granati, tzavorite
Stilled Life, spilla scultura. Spilla: giadeite imperiale, giada lavanda, rubino e diamanti fancy. Scultura di bambù: cristallo, diamante giallo, zaffiri rosa, granati, tzavorite
Ruby Castle, anello. Rubino birmano di forma esagonale, zaffiri rosa, titanio
Ruby Castle, anello. Rubino birmano di forma esagonale, zaffiri rosa, titanio
Birth and Blossom, orecchini. Smeraldi, madreperla, zaffiri, diamanti
Birth and Blossom, orecchini. Smeraldi, madreperla, zaffiri, diamanti
A Lyrical Moment, bracciale con zaffiri colorati, granat,i tsavorite, diamanti bianchi e giali, rubini e ametiste
A Lyrical Moment, 2016. Bracciale con zaffiri colorati, granat,i tsavorite, diamanti bianchi e giali, rubini e ametiste
A tale of two dragons, spille. Periodo Qianlong (1736-1795) bianco, gancio Jade Dragon cintura, smeraldo, rubino, zaffiro, zaffiri rosa e diamanti fancy
A tale of two dragons, spille. Periodo Qianlong (1736-1795) bianco, gancio Jade Dragon cintura, smeraldo, rubino, zaffiro, zaffiri rosa e diamanti fancy

2 Comments

  1. Wallace Chan is always surprising, but sometimes a little exaggerated…
    not always easy to wear his pieces… more objects of virtue than really
    jewels,
    Anyway, he is a genius.

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