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A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection (Phase 2)

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
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 will open in May, featuring 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 wood objects inlaid with mother-of-pearl and precious stones, and textile panels. 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 Peach Blossom
in wucai style (the Third of the twelve month cups)

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

Porcelain cup painted with Peach Blossom in wucai style (the third of the twelve month cups)

 

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

 

Wooden box with semi-precious stone inlay of lotus root, flowers and fruit design

Wooden box with semi-precious stone inlay of
lotus root, flowers and fruit design

Qing dynasty
Collection of The Tsui Art Foundation

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

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

 

 Embroidered panel with dragon motif

Embroidered panel with dragon motif

Late 19th century
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