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Mar

22

Blue-and-white Flask with Ruyi-scepter Shaped Ears and Interlocking Lotus Design

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Blue-and-white Flask with Ruyi-scepter Shaped Ears and Interlocking Lotus Design

Qianlong Reign (1736-1795), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

This pot has a garlic-head shaped mouth and a pair of ruyi-shaped ears. The interior is glazed white while the exterior is painted with floral designs. This vessel was made for court use during the Qianlong era (1736-1795) at Jingdezhen imperial kiln. This flask reflects the popularity of antique style at that time.

Mar

22

Tricolor Pottery Ewer with a Phoenix-head Spout

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Tricolor Pottery Ewer with a Phoenix-head Spout

Tang Dynasty (618-907)

A symbol of authority and dignity, phoenix is a divine bird in ancient tales. It was a common decorative motif as well. Ewers with phoenix-head spouts proliferated in early Tang period (the early 7th century) as a common tricolor vessel type with conspicuous Persian style. It is an innovation for tricolor vessels to integrate alien culture with indigenous art.

Jan

20

Celadon Vase with Bowstring Patterns and Tube-shaped Ears, Longquan Ware

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Celadon Vase with Bowstring Patterns and Tube-shaped Ears, Longquan Ware

 

Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Longquan kiln is located in Longquan, Zhejiang province The vase was designed after a bronze pot of ancient times. With archaic and elegant style, it is a masterpiece of Longquan celadon wares.

Jul

2

Large Green-glazed Plate Carved with Grape Design, Longquan Ware

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Large Green-glazed Plate

 

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Longquan Kiln is located in Longquan city, Zhejiang province Starting porcelain manufacture in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), Longquan kilns are famous for celadon wares. Longquan wares of the Ming dynasty have a heavy body covered with a thick glaze layer. The dish displayed here is large in size. It is translucent green glazed and carved with a grape motif in the interior bottom. It is a refined celadon ware typifying early Ming dynasty Longquan wares.

Dec

31

Ancient ceramics in Palace Museum destroyed

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A piece of ancient Chinese ceramics in the Beijing Palace Museum, known as Ge Ware, has been destroyed due to improper handling. Academics were inspecting the pieces when the accident occurred. The Palace Museum’s inspection of the ancient ceramics has now been suspended.

Ge Ware originated in the Song Dynasty, about 800 years ago. Ge Ware represents one of the pinnacles of Chinese porcelain. Only a few hundred pieces remain, all of them priceless. Ge Ware is renowned for the high skill needed to create their distinctive crackling pattern.

Ge Ware destroyed due to improper handling.