XU Xiaodong 許曉東
The Palace Museum

A Reconsideration of Several Jades in The Palace Museum Collection

This presentation would like to introduce five jades at Beijing Palace Museum. They are all from Qing imperial family collection and were suggested as Tang or Ming pieces, but never published so far, maybe due to the fact that no one is quite sure about their unusual shapes, their datings and places of origins. When and where were they made? This presentation would like to suggest other possibilities and to take the advantage to ask for more suggestions and advice from all the participants of this conference.