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Museum's paired utensils bring warmth to winter

? ? ? In the chilly winter, holding your lover's hands will surely warm your body and heart. In celebration of winter, the Palace Museum in Beijing has shared a range of photos featuring paired utensils with netizens on the micro blog Sina Weibo. The utensils in paired form usually symbolize fineness and bring a sense of warmth. Let's take a look at the paired utensils from the museum's collection.





? ? A gray jade paired litchi box from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).?






? ? A yellow-ground famille-rose paired vase painted with landscape paintings from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).?






? ? A pink green-glazed paired round plate from the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty.?






? ? A bamboo paired brush pot engraved with landscape paintings from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.?







? ? A cloisonne enamel paired jar with lotus design from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.?





? ? A gray jade paired flower receptacle from the Qing Dynasty.?





? ? A gray jade paired snuff bottle in the shape of gourd from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.?







? ? A Guan-type paired casket in the shape of flowerpot from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.?






? ? A gray jade paired capped bottle from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.