Jade: Authenticity & Value - CANCELLED
Registration Information
April 8, 2017 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th Street
3rd Floor
New York City, NY


View and learn from the extraordinary collection of jade
showcased in the exhibition Mythical Beasts: The Divinity of Dragons

This lecture and hands-on session by Spencer Throckmorton will give attendees the opportunity to handle jade pieces and discuss the pitfalls of authenticity when dealing with jade and the resulting effects on value. 

The exhibition, Mythical Beasts: The Divinity of Dragons, showcases the finest collection of jade dragons representing the art of early China. Emerging out of the northern boundaries of today’s China, the dragon eventually predominated as the mark par excellence of heavenly favor. Wearing or suspending a jade pendant in the shape of a dragon was believed to inoculate the owner with some of the dragon’s positive energy.

The positive energy of Chinese dragons is represented in a miraculous
variety of sinuous forms from the Hongshan cultural period through Shang, western and eastern Zhou, and later Han eras. The dragon art of eastern Zhou and Han periods climax in an extravagant display of multitudinous variations of intertwining bodies texturally distinguished by feathers, cloud scrolls, scales or granulation.

 Image courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art

2 CE credits.

$20 Members & General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

Spencer Throckmorton founded Throckmorton Fine Art in 1980
and maintains an important gallery on 57th Street in New York City. He has become one of the foremost sources for important Latin American Contemporary and Vintage Photography, as well as for antique Pre-Columbian artworks, and Chinese Jade and Antiquities.

No refunds are available for this program.



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