McDonald's #1, 2007, Li Lihong; the work combines McDonald's 'golden arches' logo, a symbol of globalised consumer culture, and traditional Chinese ceramic decorative motifs and techniques to question how traditional culture interacts with modern life. (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Moon-shaped flask with birds, Yongzheng mark/period, AD 1723-35. The Chinese contribution to ceramic art is one of uncontested brilliance. As an art form, only ceramics cover the entire forty five century span of Chinese history, undoubtedly leaving the Chinese to claim the world's longest and foremost ceramic tradition.