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GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.


Very Rare Pair of Chinese Mirror Black and Rouge de Fer Porcelain Triple Gourd Vases, Kangxi Period, ca. early 18th century, height: 10 ΒΌ inches (26 cm)

This week’s Gallery Spotlight shines upon the oldest specialist gallery in the United States in the field of fine antique Chinese porcelain and works of art, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.

An immigrant from London, Ralph M. Chait entered this field in 1910 when he was a young man of 18 years and soon became a knowledgeable, respected, and trusted dealer and authority in the field.

As a third-generation family business they are cognizant of and steeped in its past but always are looking ahead. Throughout this time, it has maintained and enhanced its reputation as experts in the field and as an extraordinary purveyor of fine antique Chinese art to private and museum collections throughout the world.

The Gallery today is owned and run by Steven and Andrew Chait who are profoundly grateful to their grandfather and founder, Ralph M. Chait, their father, Allan Chait and their aunt, Marion Chait Howe, in whose footsteps they now walk as they continue forward to the illustrious years ahead.

This summer month of June is the traditional month of celebrations, particularly graduations and weddings, and many Chinese porcelains are decorated with flowers and/or animal motifs offering wishes for these celebrations, such as long life, prosperity, progeny, and success in life and careers.

They welcome you to view their fine examples of such pieces either in their galleries or on their website here.

Asia Week New York Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2091, New York, NY 10021

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Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.