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Chow Tai Fook to hold art-themed jewellery auction in Hong Kong

26 april 2016
With this year’s preview on April 23 of Chow Tai Fook High Jewellery collection, the fifth in the series, the worlds of art and jewellery came together, as reported in South China Morning Post.
For this collection, Chow Tai Fook took inspiration from four abstract artists: Wassily Kandinsky, Frank Stella, Piet Mondrian and Robert Delaunay.
Titled Le Labyrinthe Artistique, the collection, takes design cues from abstract art and marries them with the craftsmanship of high jewellery cutting, setting and finishing. The last two collections, each comprising 15 pieces, both raised more than HK$30 million, and individual pieces have been known to sell for close to HK$4 million; most are knocked down for at least HK$100,000.
“Le Labyrinthe Artistique is our first high jewellery collection inspired by the arts. It’s a celebration of some of the most significant abstract artists in history,” says Adrian Cheng, Chow Tai Fook executive director.
April’s preview for Le Labyrinthe Artistique at the Grand Hyatt is the first of a series in Hong Kong and China ahead of the auction itself, for which a date has yet to be set.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished