Artistic Interactions: Mughal Jades and Enamelled Wares in the Palace Museum Collection
CUHK Art Museum
In addition to the Forbidden City’s collection of well-known jade ware from India, there are also three Indian-made enamel vessels decorated with precious stone inlays. The vessels were a gift from the 6th Panchen Lama to Emperor Qianlong to honour the Emperor’s 70th birthday. This lecture will explore how these jade and enamel ware came to China via Central Asia and Tibet.
Xu Xiaodong worked as researcher and preservationist in the Palace Museum from 2007 to 2013. Her research interests include history of Chinese jade, gold and silver, amber, imperial arts of the Ming and Qing dynasties and artistic interactions between ancient China and the West. She is currently Associate Director of the Art Museum, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the Fine Arts Department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Xu earned her Ph.D. and M.Phil from the CUHK, and her B.A. from Peking University.