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Imperial Taste

Monday, July 24th, 1989

In the 12th cen­tu­ry, the Emper­or Quian­long, who was a also a poet, said, “I want col­or”. He got col­or: exquis­ite pale blues and greens that seem to float on the sur­face of the bowls’ smooth sur­faces like clouds; pur­ple splash­es called “the sky at dusk”; and a pale cobalt blue that seems dis­tilled from a serene and cloud­less sum­mer sky.

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