The Bund in Shanghai, in 1935. Photos: Corbis; Christie’s Images; Sotheby’s Hong Kong

From Puccini to powder boxes, how China infused art deco era

The 1920s and '30s saw an explosion in Western interest in 'exotic' China, and nowhere is this more evident than in the fashion, jewellery and accessories produced for a generation of newly liberated women, writes Patrick Lecomte

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The Bund in Shanghai, in 1935. Photos: Corbis; Christie’s Images; Sotheby’s Hong Kong
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