In the first half of the seventeenth century, the Manchus, a semi-nomadic people from the northeast, took over China and established the Qing (pure) dynasty (1644 1911). Under the Manchus the arts flourished, especially during the reigns of the emperors Kangxi (r. 16621722), Yongzheng (r. 172236), and Qianlong (r. 1736 95). These enlightened rulers embraced Chinese artistic traditions and supported the production of elegant paintings on silk and paper, as well as exquisite ceramics, lacquerware, glass, and jade.
Our watch design is developed from the colorful embroidered blossoms on a festive eighteenth-century Qing wedding hanging in the Museums collection. An era of rich artistic achievement, Chinas Qing Dynasty (16441911) produced beautiful objects in diverse media including paintings on silk, ceramics, lacquerware, and jade. 18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Imported. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8” to 7 7/8”L; Case: 1 1/4” diam.
18K gold overlay case Printed plastic band Quartz movement Imported Band: adjusts from 5 7/8” to 7 7/8”L, Case: 1 1/4” diam.