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Pair of Chinese Ink Cards displayed at Baselworld 2017

2017-03-29 16:13
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BEIJING, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A pair of Chinese Ink Cards were displayed at Baselworld 2017 in Switzerland on March 23. The works drew the attention of many visitors, bringing new attention across the world of jewellery and fashion to the many art forms that can be undertaken with Chinese jade.

The works, the result of an effort by an up and coming Chinese designer, are a pair of Chinese ink sculptures made of Xiuying jade. The two sculptures, brought to the event by Yao Chi Ji Qing, a Chinese company specializing in jade production and trading, were on display at booth #2.1 K89 at Baselworld 2017. The pieces were designed by the company's special technical consultant Ye Yidong, an expert with a specialisation in ink painting of bamboo as well as a young and talented designer who has of late been receiving a lot of attention. A professional art critic offered a description and a commentary on the works: a pair of Mandarina ducks are swimming under the lotus; rain is falling gently on the lotus flowers; the ink cards reveal the poems of the Ancient Chan Masters; readers feel intoxicated when they speak the verses of the poems aloud! The beautiful, transparent Xiuying Jade, embedded with streaks of dark green, contrasted and, yet, enriched by the poetic rhymes and fine dots of black ink, is a masterpiece of elegance evoking profound moods.

In addition to the pair of Chinese Ink Cards, the company had several other works on display that attracted the attention of attendees. Several stopped to ask: "What are these? How were these fantastic works completed?" The staff manning the booth, educated in the background of the works on display, explained, "They are manually sculptured and made of gemstones only available in China." Several exhibitors from other countries also expressed their great admiration, with one exclaiming, "They are, indeed, beautiful and masterful works of art!"

The annual Baselworld 2017, the Oscars of the jewellery industry, is where the world's top brands have an opportunity to showcase their latest collections. The site is also well known for its high barrier to entry, making it not only an honour but also a highly coveted mark of respect across the industry for an exhibitor to be granted access to the event. Only a select 1,300 to 1,500 are selected among the tens of thousands who apply for an exhibition space every year. Yao Chi Ji Qing felt deeply proud to have been given the opportunity to display the artistic accomplishments that can be achieved with Chinese jade at the prestigious international fashion and design event.

At the show, Yao Chi Ji Qing exhibited sculptures made of Chinese jade, combining European jewellery styles with the Chinese culture that is part and parcel of any work performed with the delicate stone. The jade maker's foray into this event will go a long way in paving the way for Chinese jewellers to establish a meaningful presence for jade and works done with jade at top international jewellery exhibitions, shaping a new future for the Chinese jade and jewellery industry. 

Source: Yao Chi Ji Qing Company

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