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Throne and throne stand
1316
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The rectangular seat is deeply carved with flower blossoms, repeated on the arched apron, bowed legs and hoof-shaped feet. Five-claw dragon and clouds and flames on a diaper ground is found on each panel at the throne back, indicating its usage by the emperor.

History of the Object
Chinese lacquer ware has a long history that can be traced back to the Warring States Period (475-221 BCE). Carved red lacquer became popular in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Cinnabar lacquer 
Measurements
130 x 124 x 89 cm. 
Creator name
Imperial workshop 
Creator date
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
19th Century - 20th century; late 19th-early 20th; Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) 
Function
Imperial furniture 
Acquisition
Auctioned by Christie's (HK) on 27 April 1997 Donated by the D. H. Chen Foundation 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The University of Hong Kong 
Museum
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Credit line
Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 

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