Excellence and Elegance: Decorative Arts of the 18th-Century Qing Court
Cup. Decorated with waves, Qing dynasty, (1723-1735) Porcelain, secret or anhua décor with a white reserve on a "red coral" base, Former Grandidier collection Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet G 1556 (C) Photo RMN / © Thierry Ollivier
Coming soon to The Met: Excellence and Elegance: Decorative Arts of the Eighteenth-Century Qing Court. The exhibition opens August 25, and will feature exquisite Chinese porcelain, metalwork, jade, lacquer, and textiles. Apparently the rare porcelain included among the 60 works on view is decorated with especially brilliant colors.
(At the moment I don't have an image from the upcoming exhibition, but the cup above, from the Musée national des Arts, is an amazing example of Qing dynasty porcelain.)