To deepen the understanding of cultural and social background of the Chinese Treasures of Imperial China.
The Palace Museum’s Essential Collection
Selected 229 sets of Chinese Treasures from different dynasties
The Palace Museum, the Forbidden City, has a comprehensive collection of the world’s largest treasury of ancient Chinese art. The Museum is an abundant resource for anyone who is interested in Chinese painting, ceramic ware, jade ware, calligraphy, furniture, and other valuable treasures.
This title offers descriptions of a selected collection of 229 sets of Chinese treasures from different dynasties, mainly from Yuan, Ming, and Qing, collected by the Palace Museum. These treasures are made of different materials by various means of techniques. The detailed descriptions of designs and decorations may facilitate readers to better understand and appreciate the motif and beauty of these treasures on top of their historical value.