Splendour of Jade
The 162 master pieces of jade are collected by the owner of Songzhutang, Mr. Thomas T. Fok. This collection covers both Chinese jades of archaic periods and of the later Ming/Qing dynasties. Jades can be excavated, or never been buried underground showing different qualities and this collection shows good examples of both. The collection spans the Neolithic to the Qing periods, including typical representative samples of successive eras through the passage of time; it should be recognized as a systematic collection with a direction because it does exemplify the significant historical stages in the evolution of jade production, and specimens of master pieces with fine carvings and good quality of jade. Text in English and Chinese.