All posts tagged Guangzhou


Conservator behind the scenes

By: Maria João Petsica Chinese export pieces that feature the black lacquer and gold decoration are commonly designated as Canton lacquer in a clear association with the place from whence …

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Global crossings

Chinese export painting was an intriguing phenomenon in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the West’s fascination with decorative arts in the chinoiserie style gave rise to the production of …

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Island reflection

Every year, around the end of October, Salem-ites struggle with what to do with ourselves. Spooky festivities, at this point, have lasted weeks, and we’re anxious for November to begin …