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Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Periods
Han Dynasty Bronzes
Early Chinese Ceramics
Sculpture from Tombs
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Tang and Liao Dynasty Metalwork
Ceramics of the Song and Jin Periods
Porcelains of the Yuan and Early Ming Periods
Imperial Chinese Ceramics of the 15th Century
Ceramics of the Late Ming Period
Qing Dynasty Porcelain
Landscape Painting in China
Jade and Lacquer in China
Jade and Lacquer in China

In the East, objects made of jade and lacquer were displayed in courts and in elegant homes and considered luxuries the way objects made of gold and silver were in the West. The quantity of symbolic or auspicious jade and lacquerware images reflects the high esteem in which these materials were held. Much of this value is derived from the complexity of the processes used to carve jade and to produce lacquerware -- both art forms require sophisticated skills.
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