Bowl with dragons, phoenixes, gourds and characters for happiness, which was used in the 1880s probably in the most lavish royal weddings in Chinese history.
Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period, late1880s. Gift of the Conger Collection, 1991. Photo by Walter Silver/ PEM.
On view April 5, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Located in the: First Floor Galleries
Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than 30 highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collection spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies and celebrations. Discover plants and animals, myths and symbols and decipher the Chinese character for "Double Happiness."