Cartier Exhibition in the Forbidden City: Beyond Boundaries
       
     
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  Empress' Champagne-Colored Auspicious Robe with Flower and Phoenix Motifs  Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) The Palace Museum Collection
       
     
  Bird of Paradise Brooch   Cartier Paris, special order, 1948
       
     
  Chimera Mystery Clock   Cartier New York, 1926
       
     
  Pocket Watch   Late 18th century, England Gold-plated Copper 8 x 12 x 4.5 cm The Palace Museum Collection
       
     
  Gold seal with inscription 'Da Qing si Tianzi bao' (Great Qing Treasure of the Son of Heaven)  Chongde reign (1636-1643), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) The Palace Museum Collection
       
     
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Cartier Exhibition in the Forbidden City: Beyond Boundaries
       
     
Cartier Exhibition in the Forbidden City: Beyond Boundaries

Scroll tiara
Cartier Paris, 1910
© The Cartier Collection

In 1996, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented the work of Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Le Pot Doré, in front of Taihe Men (The Gate of Supreme Harmony) at the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City, marking the start of over two decades of exchanges and friendship between Maison Cartier and the Palace Museum.

Following the exhibition Cartier Treasure in 2009, and the collaboration in 2017 on the restoration of antique timepieces belonging to the Palace Museum, in 2019, Cartier and the Palace Museum are co-organizing an exhibition selecting more than 800 cultural relics, including jewelry, clocks, costumes, objects and archives from the collections of these two institutions, as well as from museums all over the world.

Doors accompanied Cartier in the recruiting of trilingual mediators who presented the exhibition.

Incorporated more than 1,600 exceptional creations, the Cartier Collection embodies the essence of the Eastern and Western cultures, with exhibits witnessing the change of social fashion trends. Since 1989, the Cartier Collection has been invited for public exhibition in more than thirty of world’s most prestigious museums. The Cartier Collection has forged a bond with China for a long time. Through exhibitions at the Shanghai Museum, the Palace Museum, Taipei Palace Museum, Liaoning Provincial Museum, Shanghai Power Station of Art and Sichuan Museum, the Collection has presented to the Chinese visitors the essence of the French art, and the cultural collisions between the East and the West.

 The recruits who presented the exhibition
       
     

The recruits who presented the exhibition

  Empress' Champagne-Colored Auspicious Robe with Flower and Phoenix Motifs  Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) The Palace Museum Collection
       
     

Empress' Champagne-Colored Auspicious Robe with Flower and Phoenix Motifs
Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
The Palace Museum Collection

  Bird of Paradise Brooch   Cartier Paris, special order, 1948
       
     

Bird of Paradise Brooch 
Cartier Paris, special order, 1948

  Chimera Mystery Clock   Cartier New York, 1926
       
     

Chimera Mystery Clock
Cartier New York, 1926

  Pocket Watch   Late 18th century, England Gold-plated Copper 8 x 12 x 4.5 cm The Palace Museum Collection
       
     

Pocket Watch
Late 18th century, England
Gold-plated Copper
8 x 12 x 4.5 cm
The Palace Museum Collection

  Gold seal with inscription 'Da Qing si Tianzi bao' (Great Qing Treasure of the Son of Heaven)  Chongde reign (1636-1643), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) The Palace Museum Collection
       
     

Gold seal with inscription 'Da Qing si Tianzi bao' (Great Qing Treasure of the Son of Heaven)
Chongde reign (1636-1643), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
The Palace Museum Collection

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