The Connoisseur

Limited Edition of 9 Pens

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AP Limited Editions presents DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER in a stunning Maki-e rendition honoring one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature, authored by Cao Xueqin in 1760. The story is set against the backdrop of 18th century Chinese aristocracy and weaves together an enchanting tale of love, politics and karma traced through the lives of two of the most illustrious families that lived next door to each other. The central characters of the story include the three cousins – Bao-yu, son of the illustrious Jia clan, and his cousin sisters Dai-yu and Bao-chai. The fate of the characters in this love triangle unfolds into a poetic tale of magic and mystery that has inspired art, opera and theater through the ages.

AP Limited Editions pays tribute to this literary masterpiece and presents a snapshot of the inner and outer worlds experienced by Bao-yu.