Artymathilde at pier 8 – Norwegian Tall ship : Sorlandet

You enjoy sailing?

You like maritime heritage?

You want to see a legendary tall ship in Hong Kong?


The Sorlandet was built in 1927 thanks to the generosity of the Norwegian philanthropist and shipowner Oluf Andreas Tollefsen Skjelbred, who was a skilled ship captain himself. The ship now serves as a sailing and nautical training school, in adequation to the will of her owner.


The Sorlandet is now in Hong Kong!!!! Pier 8!!!! The welcoming ceremony was hold last Tuesday afternoon, with the traditionnal decorum!

On Saturday July 2nd, in partnership with the Maritime Museum, the Sorlandet is open to visitors. Don’t forget to book – enquiries 3713 2500!!!! First arrived first served….


Helm Of The Sorlandet Tall Ship by Lingfai Leung

Discover more on the sorlandet on their official website:

artymathilde at Liang Yi Museum – Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum

You like fine artefacts?

You want to know more about British Silver?

You like antique and modern pieces?

Don’t miss Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum, at the Liang Yi Museum until August 18th 2016.

Coffee Pot -London  1743-44

Coffee-pot or hot-water jug. London, Paul de Lamerie, 1743–44. Silver and wood, height 35.6cm

Box - Michael Rowe 1978 London

Box. Michael Rowe, London, 1978. Silver and gold, 22 x 33cm, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Breakfast Bouquet, Juliane Schloss, Germany, 2010, Silver and Stainless Steel, V and A

With  46 pieces from the V and A, among which some taken from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, and 15 pieces from the Fung Collection, that exhibition displays beautiful pieces from the 18th to the 21 st century.


From Soup tureens to cabaret pieces, from vases, sculptures, platters and knives to tropheys, that exhibition shows the extreme power and sensibility of silver and steel.

From luxury stands to ritual objects:

“By 1600 owning a collection of magnificent artworks was a princely obligation. One of the richest displays in the gallery features wonders of the natural world – fossils, minerals, shells, animal horns – encapsulated in elaborate silver mounts to create a colourful, exotic treasury. These were not simply display items: drinking from coconut shells was believed to offer a powerful aphrodisiac, while serpentine and rhinoceros horn warded against poison…

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At the Victoria and Albert Museum, in the European section of the Silver galleries, over 1400 objects from Britain and the world reflect key social issues and developments in the craft during a period of massive expansion. Thematic displays in the galleries are devoted to the changing uses of silver in the home, technological innovation, manufacturing and new markets, international exhibitions and the battles of the styles.”

To learn more on technical aspects:  Techniques of Decoration on Arms and Armor


Reunion II, Ja-Kyung Shin, Germany Nuremberg, 2010, Electroplated silver, V and A

Liang Yi Museum 

181-199 Hollywood Road,

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

(852) 2806-8280


Until  August 18, 2016

Opening Hours : Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays.

Admission Fee : HK$200 includes a guided tour, HK$300 includes a guided tour and exhibition catalogue. Appointments are required. Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with prior arrangement.

Artymathilde at hk Maritime Museum :KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator

You like high technology?

You are fascinated by the hectic activity of the harbour?

You want to discover more of Hong Kong Harbour?


Challenge yourself with the KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator, now available for free at the Maritime Museum…Pier 9

I tested the KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator last week and i must admit details just like animations are absolutly impressive.

The access to the Simulator is limited to 15 people maximum but you can book in advance and even organise Corporate activities or family birthdays around that exclusive activity. For admission, simply collect a complimentary ticket upon arrival at the Visitor Services Counter and visit the simulator on A-deck as per the designated timeslot. 

“Sponsored by Valles Steamship Company Limited, the HK$4.7 million KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator now installed at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum boasts the city’s most state-of-the-art control deck for ocean-going vessels”


Only 3 other simulators of that type are in use in Hong Kong, for professional Pilotes…controll board and visual effects are very realistic, weather changes as well, from Typhoon to snow, from deep waves to strong mist.A real discovery…


The Museum team made me the following confession: a version of Hong Kong harbour in the past is in the pipes…That could be so great…

KM Koo Ship Bridge Simulator

25,26 June (Saturday and Sunday) – 2, 3, 9, 10 Jul (Saturday and Sunday) 

 14:00-14:30, 14:45-15:15, 15:30-16:00, 16:15-16:45

 maximum 15 persons per session, in English and Cantonese


artymathilde at Christie’s Spring preview

You like Chinese Art,

You enjoy previews,

You want to know the results,

From Saturday May 28th to Tuesday 31st, Spring Auctions and 30 years anniversary of Christie’s in Hong Kong…



The OCS tour, with Pola Antebi, Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

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A magnificent very rare large blue and white ‘dragon’ jar, guan Xuande four-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1426-1435). 19⅛ in. (48.5 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$60,000,000-80,000,000 / fetched HK$562,500

That Dragon Vase  was found in Swiss – passed from French grand-mother through family. It was an umbrella stand, on display outside. The MET has a similar piece – part of a set. It was meant for the London sale but the piece was underestimated and undervalued… So it was sent to HK after further examination. 


IMPERIAL INSCRIBED CLOISONNE ENAMEL AND GILT-BRONZE RUYI-SHAPED PANEL, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795), Estimate HK$12,000,000 – HK$15,000,000 ($1,552,592 – $1,940,741), fetched  HK$15,640,000

 That cloisonne enamel piece comes from the Bishop collection. It was Emperor Quianlong present to his mother: A poem from the emperor allowed to identify it. With that Ruyi shape and the exceptionnal colors, it is a beautiful piece. 

Miscallaneous from the Golden Ages…


A Huolin Confucius Style lacquered Qin, Southern Song Dynasty, perfectly tuned.

People collecting it still play it…Amasing!!


Lu Fusheng 1949, scroll mounted on frame, Lady and Horse in Tang dynasty.

That Horse is so funny!!!


More sales results



artymathilde at International Antiques Fair

Until tomorrow 5 pm, enjoy the display of fine antiques from all over the world, at HKCEC.


With 12 french galleries and about 80 exhibitors, that 9th edition presents more french galleries than the past, in partnership with LeFrenchMay


18th century Bronze statue – China, picture@artymathilde

‘Having previously participated in the Hong Kong fair, Christian Deydier, an expert in Chinese archaic bronzes and the former president of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires and of the Biennale des Antiquaires, has convinced several new European galleries to join him at this year’s fair. Instead of taking full booths, several dealers including Oscar Graf and Galerie Pascal Lansberg, which both specialize in decorative arts, and Galerie Mermoz, a specialist of pre-Columbian art, are joining forces to present a selection of objects from their galleries in the Les Pavillons section.

Visitors from mainland China represent about 60 percent of attendees, says fair director Ronald Chak, adding they are showing an increasing interest in broadening their collecting horizons. Even for Chinese antiques, collectors’ tastes have been evolving in recent years, Chak adds, pointing out more are moving from Ming and Qing Dynasties toward the older Song Dynasty.’

Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | March 31, 2016

– See more at:



Miniature wardrobe, Japan, 19th century, picture@artymathilde


Aubusson tapestry, 18th century, France, Chinoiserie after Francois Boucher, picture@artymathilde




Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – Hall 5BC

Exhibitor Registration:

26th May, (Thu) 3pm – 7pm

27th May, (Fri) 9am – 4pm

Exhibitor Move-In:

26th May, (Thu) 5pm-10pm

27th May, (Fri) 9am-4pm

Cocktail & Buffet:

27th May, (Fri) 6pm & 8pm (By Invitation Only)

Opening Cocktail:

28th May, (Sat) Start at 11am

(Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 12noon)

Open to Public:

28th May, (Sat) 12noon – 7pm

29th – 30th May, (Sun to Mon) 11am-7pm

31st May, (Tue) 11am-5pm

Exhibitor Move-out:

31st May, (Tue) 5pm – 10pm

Artymathilde – Voyage en Indochine – Siem Reap

Conservation et protection de la cité des rois Khmers: Angkor

Vishnu, Krishna, Shiva… Angkor Wat, Bakong, Ta Phrom…autant de noms aux consonances magiques qui peuplent les abords de l’ancienne métropole des Khmers, où fouilles et campagnes de restauration se succèdent. Redécouverte au milieu du dix-neuvième siècle par des explorateurs français, la ville abandonnée d’Angkor compte, sur 400 km2, 12 temples majeurs et environ 80 sites archéologiques construits entre les IX et XVème siècles. Classée au Patrimoine Mondial de l’humanité par l’Unesco en 1993, le site est un haut lieu de pèlerinage bouddhiste qui fait l’objet d’une surveillance accrue, afin d’éviter pillages et dégradations.


Le rôle de l’Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient


Crée en 1898 à Saigon sous le titre de Mission Archéologique, l’Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient (rebaptisée dès 1900) assure la conservation du patrimoine Khmer depuis 1907, aux côtés d’autres organisations internationales. Depuis 1992, une entité fondée par le gouvernement cambodgien : Apsara, centralise les actions concernant le parc archéologique d’Angkor.


Si les pionniers français tels que Lunet Lajonquière, Henri Parmentier, ou Jean Commaille, premier conservateur officiel de l’EFEO, manquaient cruellement de moyens et débroussaillaient les sites pris dans les lianes à la machette, les nombreux conflits en Asie du Sud Est ont ralenti les recherches des conservateurs au XXème siècle. Les armées des Khmers Rouges ont d’ailleurs occupé le site de 1974 a 1978 et l’on se battait encore a Siem Reap dans les années 80. Apres une fastidieuse campagne de déminage achevée en 1994, le parc a pu rouvrir ses portes et connaît une affluence toujours croissante. Les habitants encouragent cette manne touristique et les autorités multiplient d’ailleurs les campagnes de sensibilisation au respect de la jungle et des écosystèmes environnants.


Entretien avec le Directeur de l’EFEO


D’après son directeur, le Professeur Dominique Soutif, historien médiéviste et spécialiste en épigraphie, Angkor présente une attraction culturelle majeure qui nécessite minimum 5 jours de visite. Aux tours traditionnels dans les nombreux temples, s’ajoute un écotourisme dans la campagne environnante, entre rizières, pagodes coloniales et ateliers d’artisanat traditionnels. Des tours proposés par des organismes comme Chemins d’Angkor ou Terre Cambodge, basés à Siem Reap. L’EFEO propose quant à elle à ses mécènes de participer aux fouilles archéologiques.


Le professeur dirige plusieurs chantiers de fouilles dans le secteur de Pre Rup, entre autres, et souligne la difficulté de conserver des sites dont les murs sont en briques. A cet effet, ses équipes ont mené des recherches en archéologie expérimentale et ont reconstitué un four a brique comme au temps des Khmers, dans le jardin de l’école. Véritable centre névralgique pour les experts et professeurs du monde entier, l’EFEO rassemble des ressources papiers et numériques incontournables. Une collection de céramiques khmères y est d’ailleurs conservée et est mise à la disposition des étudiants. Les missions de l’EFEO consistent donc largement à enregistrer les données collectées sur les sites, exploiter les archives et encourager la recherche dans la région.



Classée première destination sur Trip Advisor, Angkor – Siem Reap, offre un dépaysement total et une expérience culturelle unique dont la pérennité repose sur l’argent du tourisme. Si les temples sont pris d’assaut lors de la haute saison, les mois de mai et juin sont plutôt calmes… Une excursion a 2 heures de Hong Kong via HK Express…





MathildeHK at City hall – Paris extended, Jean-Philippe Lebee

you are fond of Paris?

you enjoy photographes?


That exhibition was ment for you!  With 13 large scale photos depicting the Parisian lifestyle, that free exhibition launched jointly by LeFrenchMay and the Parisian airport Roissy Charles De Gaulle presents diptyques confronting the same figure inside Paris and within the airport terminals.


Until May 28, discover the fresh and poetic eye placed by such a young artists, Jean-philippe is 24, on his generation. A poetic view of Parisian landscape and French elegance.


A second personnel exhibition with spontaneity and  naturalism: no model but 4 young actrices and 3 young actors posed for the shooting, in their own clothes.  A insight in Paris everyday life…


Paris extended, Jean Philippe Lebee, Exhibition Hall, City Hall

Free admission

Exhibition guided tours

15-May 1:30-2:30pm (Chinese 中文)

22-May 1:30-2:30pm (English 英文)


Art exhibitions and Art institutions in HK : My favourite visits, art shows and cultural discoveries downtown