Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection

March 30, 2018
Editor: Wu Shanshan
Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A hawksbill-framed round hanging mirror painted with a lady on its back, from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]

 

After a harsh winter, spring finally draws near. People can't wait to dress up to embrace the warm and beautiful season. The love of beauty is almost universal, and a mirror is an indispensable thing in a lady's room from ancient times to modern. The Palace Museum in Beijing has recently released several photos on its official microblog showing its collection of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) mirrors. Let's take a look.

 

Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A copper-framed ellipse mirror painted with a foreign woman on its back from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A hawksbill-framed round hanging mirror painted with a lady on its back from the Qing DynastQing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A copper-framed octagonal glass mirror painted with a lady on its silk-textured back from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A hawksbill-framed round hanging mirror with painted enamel on its back from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Qing Dynasty Mirrors from Palace Museum Collection
A copper-framed round mirror with painted enamel on its back from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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