Top 10 treasures inside the Forbidden City

By Elaine Duan
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Gray Jade Stove Carved with Dragon in Cloud (青玉云龙纹炉)

Where to be found: the Jadeware Hall of Zhongcui Palace 钟粹宫玉器馆

Gray Jade Stove Carved with Dragon in Cloud

Gray Jade Stove Carved with Dragon in Cloud. 

The stove is considered a jadeware masterpiece among the Palace Museum's collection. Made in the Song Dyansty, the stove is 7.9 centimeters tall and 12.8 centimeters in diameter. The surface is carved with floating dragons, auspicious clouds and the oceanic waves. Carved at bottom of the piece is a classical poem written by Emperor Qianlong.

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