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05 February 2019THE TREASURES OF FAR CATHAY
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THE TREASURES OF FAR CATHAY Peter de Rossignol Tuesday 05 February 2019

The whole day will encompass the wonders and exoticism of the East that held the West enthralled for over two centuries. The Meridian line of the Forbidden City, the pure white marble path, double hip roofs and the importance of the number 9 are all discussed, together with the Court Ritual. The first lecture will give a general overview of Chinese decorative arts, including architecture, rock gardens, porcelain, enamel and jewels.  The second session will concentrate on jade and after lunch Peter plans to touch on aspects of Japanese and Chinese art. As he has agreed to look at and comment on Chinese artworks belonging to the audience the third session has to be flexible.  If there are a large number of items he may have to select which ones he can comment on.

About the lecturer:

Dr Peter le Rossignol has degrees in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors and Fine Art Valuation as well as a DPhil in Art History. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

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The image is of a vase from the Ming Dynasty.