US State Department exhibits precious Chinese porcelain, witnessing Sino-US cooperation

China News Service, Washington, February 19th (Reporter Zhang Weiran) A thirteen-line exterior map Punch wine bowl (also known as “Drawing Bowl”) made in the 1880s, with a 2008 The brand new “Drawing Bowl” was placed side by side in the prominent position of the US State Department’s diplomatic reception room and was regarded as one of the “treasures of the town hall”. According to the heads of state-owned treasures and historians, they not only represent the gains of early Sino-US economic and trade exchanges, but also witness the exchanges between China and the United States for more than 200 years.

In order to let the outside world know more about the early exchanges between the United States and China, the US State Department made a special trip to Chinese journalists on the 19th to showcase the precious Chinese porcelains, most of which were exported to China in the 18th century, from private donations. In these collections, two “dish bowls” are particularly eye-catching.

Thirteen lines of location map Punch wine bowl from China in the 18th century, the State Department’s diplomatic reception room director Marcee Craighill told reporters that on February 22, 1784, the US merchant ship & ldquo; China The Queen ” sailed from New York Harbor on the birthday of George · and sailed to Guangzhou, China, the first trade mission to the country after the end of the American War of Independence. While bringing silver coins, fur and ginseng to China, the delegation also brought back precious Chinese products such as silk, porcelain and tea. As a representative of China’s export-oriented porcelain, this 13-line exterior map Punch wine bowl was brought back to the United States by the “Queen of China” and is now in the State Council.

The reporter saw that this “only bowl” externally portrayed the busy trade scene of the thirteenth line of Guangzhou in the 1880s. Guangzhou is the only port of the Qing government to trade with Europe, with trade. The development of the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United States and other countries have successively established trade lines on the edge of the Pearl River in Guangzhou. The trade lines depicted on the outside of the bowl are quite deep in appearance, but they are reflected in the clothing, food, shelter and transportation of Chinese and foreign businessmen.

“‘ Rows & rsquo; After coming to the United States, after more than 190 years, the United States and China officially established diplomatic relations, & lsquo; row bowl & rsquo; has become a witness to the early trade between the two countries. & rdquo; Craig said.

In 2008, in order to celebrate the completion of the new US Embassy in China and to commemorate the rapid development of Sino-US relations, West Virginia University and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute of China cooperated with the thirteen lines of exterior maps. The wine bowl has created a brand new “dish bowl” for the prototype. Students from the United States and Chinese craftsmen not only reproduce the appearance of the US Embassy in China on the porcelain bowl, but also carefully draw 50 gorgeous flowers, representing the 50 states of the United States, the classical Chinese and the United States. The exotic style of the whole body, this bowl has become another testimony of Sino-US friendship.

Susan Holly, a senior historian of the State Department of the United States, said that many American students come to the State Council’s diplomatic reception room every day. Every time the State Council introduces two “China’s bowls” from China. They are like silent exchanges between the two countries, “ambassadors”, visitors can not only see what the early China looked like, but also understand that China is very important to the United States, and the two countries have not only carried out lasting prosperity. Trade, this kind of exchange will continue. (End)

Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang

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