November 12, 2014 @ Shanghaiist
China pulled out all the stops in the cutlery department for its APEC welcoming banquet inside Beijing’s “Water Cube” on Monday night, wowing foreign dignitaries with their excellent sense of design and trademark imperial yellow color. The theme of the dining set was the “Flourishing Age” (aka “The Age of Xi”) and it was designed and produced by a Beijing company. The design of the dishes, name plates, and china sets was inspired by the mural painting of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang. The enamel-coated porcelain was widely used in the court of the Qing dynasty.
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