Artymathilde at Liang Yi Museum – The Secret Garden: Symbols of nature in wood, silver and gold

Until March 2017, The liang Yi Museum’s special exhibition showcases the key natural motives which inspired Chinese and Western decorative arts.

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With that ambitious thematic, the exhibition proposes to explore how natural elements influenced decoration and craftmen in the last centuries. An interesting focus, with more than 200 pieces from the Fung Collection, devided in 2 floors. On the 1st level, Chinese pieces in Zitan wood on the one side, on Huanghuali on the other side, gathering examples of blessings and protective animals cherished by both Ming and Qing dynasties.

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Highlight: Chinese pagoda which belonged to emperor Qianlong , with 4 inscriptions at the back : in Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan and Mandchurian. A precious sample of Chinese architecture.

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On the upper floor, a large collection of 19th – 20 th century silversmith from Italy, England, United States, France, Russia and Japan. A beautiful specimen of silver and gold from prestigious tables and bathrooms.

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Nature is also depicted on vanity cases on display under their showcases, highest symbols of elegant beauty from the 1910s  to 1970s.

Liang Yi Museum

Exhibition dates – 1 September 2016 to March 2017

By appointment only
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Tel: +852 2806 8280
Location: 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
http://www.liangyimuseum.com

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