Looking for a festive present for someone special? These one-of-a-kind pieces for the dining table or display cabinet could be just the thing! For the holiday season, Altfield Gallery has put together a carefully curated selection of decorative artisan pieces that celebrate stylish creativity and refined tastes. We asked them to talk us through their selection of unique gifts in Hong Kong, from fine wine decanters to antique porcelain plates and more.
Gorgeous glass spirit and wine decanters
“Our collection of fine English antique glassware – from the early Georgian and Regency periods – includes a particularly wonderful selection of spirit and wine decanters that you can use at the table, or as a drinks tray or trolley. Fine early glass has a very different feel and look to modern mass-made pieces, and these are useable and very elegant pieces for the discerning entertainer. You can buy a lovely spirit or wine decanter from $3,600 to $14,500.”
Beautiful hand-painted boxes
“This group of antique Chinese export lacquer boxes feature fine hand-painted gilt decorations. With all the charm of the best Chinoiserie pieces, made for the European market in Canton and the treaty ports along the South China coast, these are wonderful accessories for any room. They’ll also suit your décor whether it’s traditional or modern. Priced from $980 to $33,000.”
Perfect porcelain plates and decor
“Decorative porcelain pieces from Japan, with their wonderful combinations of red, white, blue and gold, are very collectable. And we have some very fine examples of Imari display pieces such as vases, charger plates and jardinieres in store. There’s a wide group of pieces for use in table settings for elegant tea and dinner parties, too, including sets of Imari and lacquer trays, bowls and dishes. You can mix and match them to create the magical table-scapes that are well known in the Japanese aesthetic. These porcelain items are priced from $400 to $15,000.”
Need unique gifts in Hong Kong and stocking fillers?
Altfield also offers hand-carved white Peking Glass vases ($600), pictured here on fine scholar’s trays made with spotted bamboo.
Find all these items and more at Altfield Gallery, Shop 249, Landmark Prince’s, Central.
2537 6370 | altfieldgallery.com
This article featuring wine decanters, porcelain plates and décor and unique gifts in Hong Kong first appeared in the Winter 2023/2024 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue!