CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DRAGON:
THE ART OF ORNAMENTATION IN JAPAN AND CHINA IN THE 17TH – 19TH CENTURY

18th March to 31st August, 2019

Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th – 19th Century opens on the 18th March 2019 and runs until the 31st August, 2019. The exhibition will offer an insight into the differing yet equally lavish arts and crafts movements in China and Japan during the 17th to 19th century. Featuring over 180 Japanese objects – including the portable stationery, yatate; and the kiseru tobacco pipe, in addition to over 50 objects from the museum's classical Ming and Qing dynasties furniture collection, Chrysanthemum and Dragon is one of the largest exhibitions to explore the shared decorative traditions of China and Japan, allowing visitors to compare the craftsmanship of both cultures side-by-side.

The exhibition is supported by The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong.

Tabako-bon-Shaped Writing Chest (marked Kansai) Japan Meiji period (1868-1912) Maki-e over wood and silver Height 11.5 x Width 8.6 x Length 10.5cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Yatate (marked Hirano) Japan Taishō period (1912-1926) Bamboo and lacquer Length 19.4cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Suzuribako (Writing Box) Japan Late Edo period (18th to 19th century) Maki-e lacquer over wood Height 6 x Width 23 x Length 25cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Bundai (Writing Table) Japan Late Edo period (18th to 19th century) Maki-e lacquer over wood Height 12.8 x Width 59 x Length 36cm Liang Yi Museum collection

A Set of Five Coloured Giyaman Kiseru Japan Meiji period (1868-1912) Coloured glass Length 20cm (each) Liang Yi Museum collection

Tabako-bon Japan Meiji period (1868-1912) Maki-e over wood and silver Height 24.5 x Width 27.4 x Length 16cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Compact with a Cigarette Case and a Lighter Maker: attributed to Faraone 1950s Gold, enamel, diamond Compact: Height 1.22 x Width 6.6 x Length 7.91cm Cigarette case: Height 1.5 x Width 9 x Length 6.4cm Lighter: Height 4.7 x Width 4.8 x Length 3.5cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Nécessaire with a Cigarette Holder Maker: Boucheron c. 1945 Silver, gold, sapphire, ruby and tortoiseshell Height 1.3 x Width 11.7 x Length 13cm Liang Yi Museum collection

Small Carrying Case China 20th century Zitan, lacquer and brass Height 14 × Width 16 × Length 13cm Liang Yi Museum collection

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