A ceramic cup with lid. [Photo provided to China Daily]

An exhibition at the Jiaxing Museum until Aug 15, Royal Glamor traces the life of the royal family in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) at the Imperial Palace in Shenyang.

Built between 1625 and 1635, the palace is now known as the Shenyang Palace Museum.

Artifacts on show are from the palace museum’s collection, with displays of exquisite outfits, ornaments, jewelries and other types of fine craftsmanship to help visitors picture scenes of ancient court activities.

It is a testament to the royals’ taste in art, and reflects their take on hierarchy, and also life and death.