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Colorful Chinese Cloisonné: A talk by Béatrice Quette

A talk by Béatrice Quette, an expert on Chinese Closionné, on the new exhibit of the Sunnylands collection from the Annenbergs.

January 22, 2013 2:00pm to 3:30pm

"Imperial Splendor: Chinese Cloisonné", an exhibition on Chinese cloisonné, will open Jan. 20 at Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage. Chinese cloisonné is the art of applying colored enamels to the surface of a metal object, creating intricate and decorative designs. The Annenbergs began collecting Chinese cloisonné enamel work in 1966, just as the Sunnylands estate was being completed. Most of the collection of 35 objects was acquired from London galleries when the Annenbergs were living in the United Kingdom between 1969 and 1974 and Walter served as the ambassador to the Court of Saint James’s

In conjunction with the opening, Béatrice Quette, an expert on Chinese Closionné, will speak on the Sunnylands collection. Quette is the head of education at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

See the exhibit information here.