Qianlong


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Qian·long

 (chyän′lo͝ong′) also Ch'ien-lung (chyĕn′lo͝ong′) 1711-1799.
Chinese emperor (1735-1796) of the Qing dynasty who subdued the Turkish and Mongolian threats to northern China, expanded the empire, and was a patron of the arts.
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Summary: The 8-inch vase once belonged to the Qianlong Emperor who ruled China from 1735 to 1796.
BY THE time you read this, an ultra-rare cinnabar lacquer throne decorated with nine imperial five-clawed dragons and probably sat upon by the Qianlong emperor - he ruled China from 1736 to 1795 - will have been sold at Christie's in London for around PS1m, possibly more.
Photo: Woolley & Wallis Buyers A very rare and magnificent imperial threecolour carved 'Nine Dragon' lacquer throne, dating from the Qianlong period (1736-1795).
The works were commissioned by order of Emperor Qianlong sometime after 1747 following a visit to Taiwan by a Qing royal Inspector.
Emperor Qianlong would collect Jacquet Droz clocks and he translated the Jaquet Droz name into Chinese.
Expert Nic Sainty said the 11in vase was a one-off made for Emperor Qianlong between 1780 and 1790.
Highlight exhibits include a plate in guangcai style with Canton rose in medallion design, a pair of deities in Qianlong fencai style, a plate with a scene of an angel announcing the resurrection of Christ, a covered jar with gilded copper ornamentation and mandarin design in Qianlong guangcai style, a two-handled vase lamp stand with a tobacco leaf pattern, and a pewter-encased square tile ashtray with green butterfly design.
Earlier, Bentley guided Captain Vancouver, owned by Nasser Saeed al Eida and trained by Jahromi, to a one and a half lengths triumph against Qianlong in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate 1,900m.
It is, in effect, part of a triptych showing Xiaoxian, her husband the Qianlong emperor and another of his wives, Empress Xiaoyi; the other two paintings have remained in Beijing.
During the Christmas season, there are feasts and gatherings galore and with Casa de Memoria's Qianlong Period style porcelain plates and platters, hosts can wow with their luxe table spreads.
A professor of Asian history at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Max Oidtmann in his book Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet, presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong emperor in 1792.
Oidtmann presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong emperor in 1792 and evaluates the Qing state's ability to alter Tibetan religious and political traditions.