Shopping in Canton: China Trade Art in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Phase III)

Overview

  • Date
    From 2024.01.19
  • Venue
    China Trade Art Gallery, 3/F
  • Fee
    Free

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Canton (present-day Guangzhou) was the centre of foreign trade in China. There were some busy shopping streets near the foreign factories in the southwest suburbs of the Canton city along the Pearl River, with rows of stores selling various crafts and curiosities, tea leaves, local products, snacks and drinks. The target customers were mostly foreign traders. This exhibition showcases a wide variety of China trade art collections to reconstruct scenes of the bustling shopping paradise in Canton. What's more, visitors will immerse themselves in the interactive animations created by local animators the Tsui Brothers, as they embark on an artistic window-shopping tour!


Audios

Guided Tour for Public

 

Audios

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  • 600Exhibition Overview
  • Market place in front of the foreign factories, Canton601Market place in front of the foreign factories, Canton
  • Shoemaker602Shoemaker
  • Old China Street with part of the foreign factories in Canton603Old China Street with part of the foreign factories in Canton
  • Folding fan with ivory sticks depicting views of Canton, Macao and Hong Kong604Folding fan with ivory sticks depicting views of Canton, Macao and Hong Kong
  • Barber's basin with floral design in painted enamels605Barber's basin with floral design in painted enamels
  • A lacquer shop, Canton606A lacquer shop, Canton
  • Silver chocolate jug in Rococo style607Silver chocolate jug in Rococo style
  • The studio of Tingqua608The studio of Tingqua
  • A bolt of fabric with a painted floral pattern609A bolt of fabric with a painted floral pattern
  • Tea seller610Tea seller
  • Gilt bronze clock with enamel and coloured glass inlay and waterfall features611Gilt bronze clock with enamel and coloured glass inlay and waterfall features

Floorplan

Floorplan