To deepen the understanding of cultural and social background of Chinese Jade Ware.
The Palace Museum’s Essential Collection
Selected 260 pieces of Chinese jade ware from different cultures, periods and 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, in chronological order, of a selected collection of 260 pieces of jade ware from different cultures, periods, and dynasties collected by the Palace Museum. The usage and history of jade objects are introduced in addition to a brief description of the design and motifs, hoping that it can help readers to have a basic understanding of the jade collection in the Palace Museum and the development of jade ware in China.