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Chinese astrological signs. White cloud temple

Chinese astrological signs. White cloud temple

Silk belt decorated with pearls and precious stones in the Forbidden City collection.

Objects in the Forbidden City

Silk belt decorated with pearls and precious stones in the Forbidden City collection.

China, Liao Dynasty, Sancai plate in a speckled green and brown glaze, underside unglazed, with bird figure motifs around the center, containing an auspicious symbol. Diameter 10 in.

China, Liao Dynasty, Sancai plate in a speckled green and brown glaze, underside unglazed, with bird figure motifs around the center, containing an auspicious symbol. Diameter 10 in.

A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE ELEPHANT TUREEN AND A COVER. CIRCA 1785 with a later silver-metal mount.

A CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE ELEPHANT TUREEN AND A COVER. CIRCA 1785 with a later silver-metal mount.

Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Sancai Porcelain Duck

Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Sancai Porcelain Duck

Chinese New Year Snake #3500 Hand Painted Lois Hamilton First Day Cover special cork covered envelope limited edition of 115

Chinese New Year Snake Hand Painted Lois Hamilton First Day Cover special cork covered envelope limited edition of 115

Album of Sketching from Life Shen Zhou (1427-1509), Ming dynasty. 明 沈周 寫生 冊. 沈周的寫意畫風影響後世深遠,〈寫生冊〉正是一重要例證。此冊分別描繪花果、家禽、貓、驢等日常所見之物,計十六開。前副葉篆書題寫「觀物之生」四字,雖無書者款印,但從書風特色觀察,推測是沈周好友李應禎所書。前副葉第一開沈周六十八歲自題云:「我於蠢動兼生植,弄筆還能竊化機;明日小窗孤坐處,春風滿面此心微。戲筆此冊,隨物賦形,聊自適閒居飽食之興。若以畫求我,我則在丹青之外矣。弘治甲寅(一四九四)。沈周題。」

Album of Sketching from Life Shen Zhou (1427-1509), Ming dynasty. 明 沈周 寫生 冊. 沈周的寫意畫風影響後世深遠,〈寫生冊〉正是一重要例證。此冊分別描繪花果、家禽、貓、驢等日常所見之物,計十六開。前副葉篆書題寫「觀物之生」四字,雖無書者款印,但從書風特色觀察,推測是沈周好友李應禎所書。前副葉第一開沈周六十八歲自題云:「我於蠢動兼生植,弄筆還能竊化機;明日小窗孤坐處,春風滿面此心微。戲筆此冊,隨物賦形,聊自適閒居飽食之興。若以畫求我,我則在丹青之外矣。弘治甲寅(一四九四)。沈周題。」

Chinese perfume-holder Pyramidal porcelain perfume casket with square cross-section. Supported on four bulbous feet, with domed cover and flattened top. Fine white porcelain with partly pierced design of bamboo leaves within conventional wave and prunus border. Kangxi period.  © The Trustees of the British Museum

perfume-holder Pyramidal porcelain perfume casket with square cross-section…

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