Po Leung Kuk Museum
- Porcelain photos are a form of image carrier that saw popular adoption between the late 19th and early 20th century. By applying ceramic pigment on porcelain and firing, a portrait or images of objects can be permanently preserved.
In the 1930s, Po Leung Kuk had raised for the construction of Main Building . To express gratitude to major benefactors, the Kuk placed commemorative porcelain photos of donors in Kwan Ti Hall for posterity.
Porcelain photos in Kwan Ti Hall were handcrafted by skilled artisans from Jingdezhen, known as the “porcelain capital” for its finest handicrafts. Not only did porcelain photos possess great artistic value, they preserved a vivid recollection of the past, allowing the present to understand contemporary culture and tradition.
Taking the example of a non-portrait porcelain photo of Sincere Department Store, the unique art preserved the image of famous architecture in Hong Kong, which was long demolished.
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