White Porcelain from East Asia: Pursuing “White” and Bringing Out its Beauty

"White Porcelain from East Asia: Pursuing “White” and Bringing Out its Beauty"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  August 18, 2015 (Tue) - December 23, 2015 (Wed)

  
Phoenix-Head Ewer, White porcelain, Tang dynasty, 7th century, Important Cultural Property (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

This exhibition showcases white porcelain, along with vessels with transparent glazes on white slip, produced in various parts of China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. It aims to show the processes of trying to “perfect” these white vessels in unique ways based on each nation s cultural background. The works exhibited reflect how the people from each of these countries felt about “white vessels” and how they should be conceived artistically.

Current exhibit includes:
Phoenix-Head Ewer, White porcelain, Tang dynasty, 7th century, Important Cultural Property (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Bowl, White porcelain with carved lotus flower design,
Ding ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century (Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige)
Jar with Four Handles, White porcelain,
Excavated from ancient tomb at Shiroyamashita, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; site of excavation: Kamakura-Nanbokucho period, 14th century

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