Hall That Dispels The Clouds Collector Plate
BY CHINESE ARTISAN ZHANG SONG MAO W/ COA Limited Edition
The “Hall That Dispels The Clouds” is within the gardens of The Summer Palace. The Hall That Dispels The Clouds is the third in the China Scenes from the Summer Palace limited edition collector’s plate series, captured by artisan Zhang Song Mao.
Built by Emperor Qianlong as a gift for his mother’s 60th birthday. It was burned down in 1860 and rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Guangxu. The name of the front lower part of the temple (formerly Hall of Mahavira) was changed to the complex of the Hall of Dispelling Clouds. This new name was derived from a verse by the noted poet Guo Pu (276-324) in the Jin Dynasty, saying ‘in such a splendid hall, supernatural beings will emerge’, which indicates the occupants were blessed with a prolonged life.
This plate is 8 ½ inches wide, and was limited to only 175 days of firing. Bradex Number 10-I50-2.3, comes with a Chinese explanation of the scene also comes with the Certificate Of Authentication. Made in 1988. Great unique gift for him or her that loves history.
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