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A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection (Phase 2)

2/F T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
21 May 2016 -

Co-operating with The Tsui Art Foundation, the Heritage Museum has selected outstanding items from the Foundation's collection to share the late Dr T. T. Tsui's interests and tastes for public appreciation. Phase one features a painting album by Huang Yongyu and seven ceramics depicted in the album.

Phase two features fine works of the applied arts. Foremost among them are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi. Each set consists of twelve cups made of eggshell porcelain, each cup painted with a flower of the month and accompanied by a poem. Other exhibits include jade carvings and accessories, some of which were kept by Dr Tsui in his office as personal favourites. Also featured are textile panels and wooden objects with semi-precious stones inlay. The Heritage Museum also features from the museum collection items of jade and gold to complement the display.

 

 exhibition pamphlet

Exhibition pamphlet

 

Exhibit Highlights

Golden hairpin in flower shape

Golden hairpin in flower shape

Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

 

Porcelain cup painted with Lotus
in wucai style (the Sixth of the twelve month cups)

Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Porcelain cup painted with Lotus in wucai style (the sixth of the twelve month cups)

 

Pale celadon jade vase and cover with twin phoenix

Pale celadon jade vase and cover with twin phoenix

Yongzheng period (1723-1735), Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 

Circular jade ornament carved with
dragon amidst clouds motif

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Circular jade ornament carved with dragon amidst clouds motif

 Porcelain cup painted with osmanthus in wucai style (The eighth of the twelve month cups)

Porcelain cup painted with osmanthus in wucai style
(The eighth of the twelve month cups)

Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 

Jade figure of a boy

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 Jade figure of a boy
Jade box with deer and trees in openwork mounted in silver

Jade box with deer and trees in openwork mounted in silver

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 

Pair of carved green jade quail shaped boxes

Mid Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Pair of carved green jade quail shaped boxes

 

Kesi tapestry weave panel with peony and bird

Kesi tapestry weave panel with peony and bird 

18th-19th century
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 

Jade ornament carved with silkworms and mulberry leaves in openwork

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Jade ornament carved with silkworms and mulberry leaves in openwork

 

Porcelain cup painted with pomegranate blossom in wuchai style (The fifth of the twelve month cups)

Porcelain cup painted with pomegranate blossom in wuchai style
(The fifth of the twelve month cups)

Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722) Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

 

Wooden box in leaf shape with semi-precious stones inlay of cicada and insect design

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Wooden box in leaf shape with semi-precious stones inlay of cicada and insect design

 

Mirror mounted with jade plaque and handle of jade belt hook

Mirror mounted with jade plaque and handle of jade belt hook

18th to 19th Century
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Kesi tapestry weave panel of Eight Immortals attending Banquet

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

Kesi tapestry weave panel of Eight Immortals attending Banquet

 

Porcelain cup painted with wintersweet in wucai style (the last of the twelve month cups) Qing dynasty

Porcelain cup painted with wintersweet in wucai style
(The last of the twelve month cups)

Qing dynasty
Mark and period of Kangxi (1662 – 1722)
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation