Jorge Welsh Works of Art at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

28 October - 1 November 2017

Jorge Welsh Works of Art will participate in the second edition of TEFAF New York Fall. Remarkable works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan, resulting from the cultural encounters between the West and the East, will be exhibited at booth 30, designed by Tom Postma. 

We will showcase an important collection of Chinese export porcelain. Highlights include a "hong" punch bowl decorated in overglaze famille rose enamels and gold, depicting views of the foreign factories (known as hongs) on the banks of the Pearl River in Canton, made around 1770; a saucer dish decorated in Holland ca. 1730 with the Crucifixion scene, inspired by a 1620 painting by Peter Paul Rubens, that had been commissioned by the burgomaster of Antwerp, Nicolaes Rockox, for the high altar of the church of the Recollects; a pair of cranes decorated in overglaze enamels from the Qianlong period (1736-1795). The crane (鹤, he) is native to China and an important symbol of longevity in Chinese mythology. It is also a symbol of high rank, and is used for the first rank badge of civil officials out of a total of nine. Although cranes appear regularly in Chinese domestic arts, porcelain figures such as the present examples seem to have been made for the export market. Porcelain figures of birds, animals and humans became particularly fashionable for the export market from the late 17th century onwards, as a result of increasing demand for ‘curiosities’ in Europe at this time.

Focusing on fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 28-November 1, 2017. We look forward to your visit.


Opening Hours:

Saturday 28 October              
11am - 8pm
Sunday 29 October                         
11am - 6pm
Monday and Tuesday 30 - 31 October                         
11am - 8pm
Wednesday 1 November                         
11am - 6pm


Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, New York

Stand 30