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5.21.2007

Pink Pu Yi Tray


[Photograph by Simon Upton]

Months ago, I posted this photo of a Miles Redd-designed room, as seen in Elle Decor, November 2006. Since then, several readers have asked for details on the tiny tray with the Warhol-like image of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi. This weekend, I discovered a good retail source: the Freer and Sackler Galleries online museum shop. Here you will find the tray, signed Fabienne Jouvin, Paris. The piece measures 4.75"x7.75"x.75" and is available in various colors. $28.95.



BTW: Because of its sumptuous colors and textures, Bernardo Bertolucci's film,  The Last Emperor, is often on designers' lists of visually inspirational movies.

Update: Nomita sent in this alternative tray source: Global Table, under other. This shop offers green, beige, fuschia, and orange. The Freer and Sackler Galleries shop has a few more choices.

Update 5.22.07:
The light pink tray available through the Freer and Sackler Galleries has just sold out
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Update 9.12.10:


PEM currently sells the trays too.

10 comments:

nomita said...

You can find this exact tray on globaltable.com under the "other" category for only $18! You save $10 vs. this source! Hope this helps.

Nomita

style court said...

Thanks Nomita!

a. said...

Great find!

Janet said...

Shanghai Tang also carries pieces by Puyi ~ I think they are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

he is not just an "asian man". he was the last emperor of china folks.

Ty said...

Pu Yi. Not simply an "asian man" but the last emperor of china ...

The Peak of Chic said...

I forgot about that little tray! Thanks for the source Style Court.

denise said...

thank you so much!!!! I was one of the people who inquired about it and just ordered it. :) thanks! -d

style court said...

Oh good Denise! Thanks for letting me know.

denise said...

ALERT: they're out of the pink tray and won't be getting more. :(