Show Date: 25th-27th May, 11:00am-7:00pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 5G
26 bd PoissonniÃ¨re
Tel : 33(0)1 48 00 03 41
Fax: 33 (0)1 48 00 02 64
The office has been founded in 1909 by André Portier as a part of the society "Henri Portier and Co." specialized in silk importation from East Asia since the 19th century. Henry, his father, was a collector of all kind of works of art. A part of his collection was sold at the Hôtel Drouot on 21-22-23 of January 1902. André Portier was the expert of famous collections like Haviland, Gonse, Corbin, Migeon, Vever, Vignier, Manzi, Vitta and others. He was not only specialized in East Asian Art, but also African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art. He worked mostly with the auction-houses such as Lair-Dubreuil, Baudoin, Flagel, Etienne Ader and others.
In 1942, Guy Portier, head of the silk department until that time, takes the place of his father, imprisoned during the War. André Portier passes away in 1963. The office gets more focalized in East Asian Art. Japanese Prints have passionated Guy Portier during years, he was, with his son Thierry, the expert of different important sales, such as the Levéel Collection of Japanese Prints sold in 1979 and 1980
In 1973, Thierry Portier joins the office. He is the expert of several important sales such the Japanese works of art from the Corbin, Lichtenberger and Rouvière Collection, and the Chinese collection of Docteur Maurin and Hussein Pacha, and the Korean collection of Mr and Mrs Mallet. In 2007, the Important Chinese Lacquer Collection of Mr an Mrs de Strycker has been sold in Paris with Thierry Portier's assistance. Guy Portier passes away in 2005.