Liang Yi Museum presents new Spring exhibition, Beneath the Surface

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THE Liang Yi Museum announces the opening of its spring exhibition Beneath the Surface, featuring Chinese Inlay, Japanese Maki-e and European Cloisonné Enamel which opens to the public today. Including over 200 artefacts from the museum’s permanent collections, this landmark exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore the history, skill and cultural significance behind some of the most iconic and laborious decorative techniques.

Beneath the Surface Exhibition

Focusing on the ancient technique of the ancient technique of Chinese mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones inlay (baibaoqian), in addition to a display of Japanese lacquer (maki-e) and European cloisonné enamel from the museum’s core collections of classical Chinese furniture. The exhibition will also feature Japanese works of art, Russian silver, European vanities.

Compact, Van Cleef & Arpels, c.1930

Beneath the Surface offers a comparative focus on global cultures and their varying techniques of decoration and craftsmanship.

by Rosie Fitter

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by the museum, available here

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