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British royal collections' Chinese items

By chinadaily.com.cn

British royal collections' Chinese items
Here is a pear-shaped porcelain vase with a four-clawed dragon painted around the sides from Jingdezhen of China's Jiangxi province. There is a smaller dragon rising from the waves at the base of the vase. This gift was also presented to British Queen Victoria by Li Hongzhang in 1896 at Osborne House. ( Photo/Royal Collection Trust)
British royal collections' Chinese items
This photograph is of Guo Songtao, the 1st Chinese Ambassador who arrived in Southampton from Shanghai in January 1877. The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom was the first diplomatic abroad mission Chinese history. ( Photo/Royal Collection Trust)

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