The most expensive china displayed

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ChenghuaDoucai chicken cups

ChenghuaDoucai chicken cups, created in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), are regarded as the most expensive china with estimates ranging between HK$ 200-300 million. The cups, famous for chickens painted on them, are now collected in museums or are in private hands.

The most successful copies of the cups along with precious china in Qing Dynasty(1644-1911)were displayed in Beijing for the first time from January 29 to 31, arousing much excitement amongchina lovers and collectors.

Though small enough to be held in one hand, Chenghua doucai chicken cups are distinguished by their delicate shape, elegant colors and distinctive luster. "The copies exhibited this time resemblethe real ones in painting, color and luster, creating high value for collecting," said a staff member of Yuan Hua Tang, a factory committed to restoring and creating royal china.

Used by the eighth Emperor of Ming Dynasty, commonly known as Chenghua, not many chicken cups were produced and few remain. The cups are characterized with desirable paintings of cocks, hens and chicks since the Emperor was fond of poultry.

Moreover, the exhibition of modern art of china also displayed works created in the era of Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng in late Qing Dynasty, china made for guests attending the 2014 APEC summit, as well as representative china of Jingdezhen.

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