Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay, Japanese Maki-e and More
Why We Recommend it
The Liang Yi Museum celebrates some of the most iconic and laborious decorative techniques of all times, including Chinese inlay, Japanese maki-e and European cloisonné enamel.
Liang Yi Museum’s exhibition Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay; Japanese Maki-e; and European Cloisonné Enamel celebrates some of the most iconic and laborious decorative techniques of all times.
Featuring more than 200 objects and spanning two floors, the extensive exhibition showcases outstanding examples of surface decorative arts from the museum’s permanent collections, offering a unique opportunity to understand their history, technique, design and cultural significance.
The selected artefacts in this exhibition focuses primarily on the ancient technique of Chinese mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones inlay (known as baibaoqian), alongside a comparative display of Japanese lacquer (maki-e) and European cloisonné enamel from the museum’s core collections of classical Chinese furniture; Japanese works of art; and Russian silver and European vanities.