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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:19

British royal collections' Chinese items


Following a private lunch and a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at UK's Buckingham Palace, President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan were invited to a viewing of Chinese-related items at the British Royal Collection. Let's take a look at what they saw.

British royal collections' Chinese items
This peach-shaped lacquer box is decorated with a geometric pattern of flower heads. The top is carved with an illustration of a Daoist immortal and a child walking in the mountains. This beautiful object was part of numerous gifts from Emperor Qianlong to George III in 1793. ( Photo/Royal Collection Trust)
British royal collections' Chinese items
In 1896, Chinese diplomat Li Hongzhang visited British Queen Victoria at Osborne House. On behalf of Qing Dynasty Emperor Guangxu (1878 – 1901), Li presented this jade vase and lid engraved in gilt with pines and chrysanthemum symbolizing long life. ( Photo/Royal Collection Trust)

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