The Emperor’s Flask

Event Type Coffee with a Curator
Date calendar  Monday, June 13, 2022
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall

What does a Chinese Emperor, the belief in the power of jade, and a New York City socialite have to do with this 18th-century porcelain flask in the FIA collection? This talk by Tracee Glab, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, will explore the myriad connections that one object can have with people, places, and history.

Image information:

Chinese, Peacock-Handled Flask, 1734, 12th year of Emperor Yongzheng (r. 1722-1735), Porcelain with clair de lune glaze, 9 × 9 1/4 × 5 in. Gift of Mrs. Thelma C. Foy, 2005.99

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