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Jewelry from Ming and Qing dynasties on display in city

A HISTORIC jewelry exhibition that includes some imperial jewelry from China's Ming and Qing dynasties has opened to the public at a local cultural center through September 18.

Many of the dozens of cultural relics at the exhibition named Thousand Years' Print at No. 22 Zhongshan Road E. were borrowed from the Palace Museum in Beijing and some private collectors.

Main attractions include a gold necklace that a Ming emperor wore when he got married, a hairpin made of leather from a bird for a princess as well as a gold crown for the emperor.

A highlight is a gold phoenix that was said to be a favorite toy of the Jiajing Emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The phoenix exhibit was looted by the Eight-Nation Allied Forces when they occupied Beijing in late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was later exhibited by a descent of an official with the army in the United Kingdom, said a staff member with Oriental Luxurious Jewelry, the operator of the exhibition.

It was exhibited to the public for the first time in China, he added.

Famous jewelry crafts and experts are introducing the jewelry to the public at the exhibition.


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