Lot 19. Blue topaz pendant, Wallace Chan, circa 1980s. Estimate HK$20,000 - 40,000 (US$2,600 - 5,100). © Tiancheng International
Simply set with a blue topaz weighing approximately 34.75 carats, to the obverse carved with a portrait of two goddesses, mounted in platinum, signed, accompanied by a platinum necklace, length approximately 428mm.
Wallace Chan is an internationally renowned Chinese jewellery artist. His jewellery creations are highly acclaimed by jewellery experts, collectors, and international media as they integrate unique and innovative design with revolutionary technologies. In 1973, he became a gemstone carving apprentice. Since then, his destiny has been intertwined with gemstones for over 40 years. He is the first Chinese jewellery artist to be invited to showcase his creations at several international exhibitions: Masterpiece London, TEFAF Maastricht and New York, and the Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris. This season Tiancheng International will offer a blue topaz intaglio (Lot 19) and a citrine intaglio (Lot 20). These exceptional carvings created in the 1980s by Wallace Chan demonstrate unparalleled craftsmanship and transcending the traditional carving techniques.
Tiancheng International. Jewellery and Jadeite, 2 Oct · 1 pm