Last museum for the day was the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to see ‘The Silver Age: Origins and Trade of China Export Silver’. Some truly gorgeous pieces. Although the exhibition told an interesting story about the silver trade I did feel that it failed to engage with the objects on display in a very meaningful way.
Visited: 26 January 2018
Silver filigree trinket box in butterfly form, late 18th to early 19th century from the K.L. Leung Collection of Export Art.
Note the incredibly fine enamelling. Gilt-silver filigree octagonal silver box, late 18th century to early 19th century, from the K.L. Leung Collection of Export Art.
My favourite – a teeny tiny rabbit hook. Silver belt ornament, Han dynasty, on loan from Anthony J. Hardy.
Filigree gilt-silver hairpin in dragonfly shape, Qing dynasty, on loan from Mengdiexuan Collection.
The intricate work on these boats was breathtaking. Silver-plated model of a small police or war junk, early 20th century, Hong Kong Maritime Museum collection.
One of pair of silver figural condiments, Wang Hing, Hong Kong, c.1900, on loan from Chris Hall.
A set of Chinese silver and ceramic tableware, Qing dynasty, on loan from Cheng Xun Tang Collection.