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Flagstaff House Museum of Tea ware description and photos - Hong Kong: Hong Kong. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Flagstaff House Museum of Tea ware.
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Built in the 1840s, Flagstaff House is a reminder of Hong Kong's colonial heritage. Previously the office and residence of the British commander in Hong Kong, it is now one of the oldest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the city.
Its first resident was Major General G.S. D'Aguilar, who served as commander of the British forces in China from 1844 to 1846 and served as vice governor. Flagstaff House continued to be the commander's residence until 1978, when it was handed over to the Hong Kong government. During the Second World War, the house was twice bombed by Japanese bombers, but it was quickly repaired because the building was requisitioned by the occupying forces.
For a time, Flagstaff House housed the marriage registration department. Today, the building holds pride of place in Hong Kong Park and is still one of the favorite wedding photography backdrops. The house was converted into the Tea Ware Museum and a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1984, and a new display was added to it in a separate wing in 1995.
This is the world's first museum dedicated to the study and display of tea ware. The core of the museum's collection was donated by a connoisseur, Dr. K.S. Lo. The exhibition includes about 600 pieces of tableware, from the Western Zhou period (11th century BC-771 BC) to the 20th century. Half of the collection consists of porcelain tea ware, which includes bowls, cups, teapots and jugs, the other half includes objects, sculptures and objects from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the present day. Besides,
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