Following its popular exhibition dedicated to the mysterious world inside rubies and sapphires, L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific invites the public to now discover the fascinating techniques of goldsmithing. Regarded L’ÉCOLE’s third exhibition at its permanent location in K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong, and its first ever exhibition dedicated to Savoir-Faire – this event titled, “The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures”, is expected to feature masterpieces from the Mengdiexuan collection, highlighting 3,000 years of Chinese gold craftsmanship.
Curated in collaboration with the Art Museum, “The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures” will commence on 9th December 2020 up till 28th March 2021, offering free public admissions and pre-registration, alongside guided tours available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Showcasing a selection of 55 extraordinary gold jewellery pieces and ornaments, including precious necklaces, earrings, hairpins, bracelets, brooches and belt plaques, this exhibitions aims to take visitors on a journey across central China, the Steppes, the Mongolian and the Himalayan regions of the Shang to the Qing Dynasties.
Spanning three millennia, these historical masterpieces will illustrate four major techniques of goldsmithing used in ancient China: hammering and chasing, casting, gold wire and filigree, and granulation. Despite having evolved over the years, “The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures” presents these techniques in their purest form, promising a rare opportunity to witness the exceptional craftsmanship of ancient goldsmiths, first-hand.