07 décembre 2010

"Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City" @ the V&A

Emperor's yellow dragon robe, 1736-1795. On loan from the Palace Museum, Beijing © The Palace Museum, Beijing LONDON.- The magnificent robes worn by the emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of China, shown for the first time in Europe, at the V&A. The exhibition will tell the story of a vanished court life within the confines of the Forbidden City, through exquisite and intricate clothes for grand state functions as well as simple, beautiful garments that were worn daily. This will be a rare... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2010

Chinese Emperor's Personal White Jade Dragon Seal Sells for £2.7 Million @ Bonhams

This iconic Chinese object, a small exquisite work of art, created huge interest before the sale in Europe and as well as China. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- A stunning piece of China’s Imperial history – a seal personally commissioned and used by the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) – sold for £2,708,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Chinese Art on November 11th in London. The perfect four centimetre square jade seal bearing the inscription `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, (‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases’) is closely linked to the Emperor’s 80th birthday... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2010

"Within the Emperor's Garden - The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion" @ Flushing Town Hall

The pavilion will be on view for one year at Flushing Town Hall, and the community is invited to receptions, related exhibitions, community events, and education programs throughout the year. FLUSHING, NY.- Flushing Town Hall hosts “Within The Emperor’s Garden – The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion,” a highly detailed 1:5 scale model of the classic Wan Chun Ting pavilion found within Beijing’s Forbidden City. Handcrafted using red sandalwood – a cherished material in Imperial China, it is a stunning example of traditional Chinese... [Lire la suite]