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Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Ceramics

Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Ceramics / Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5   August 30, 2016 (Tue) - February 26, 2017 (Sun)

  
Bowl, Lotus and dragon design in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, Zhengde era (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)

Here we present a number of exquisite articles from the Shanghai Museum's collection of Chinese ceramics.

From the pottery of the Northern Song dynasty, renowned as the most beautiful and sophisticated of ceramics, to the splendid and sophisticated blue and white ware, and Wucai ( “five colors” ) porcelain from the Jingdezhen imperial kilns of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the items in this exhibit have significance not often encountered in Japanese collections.

We invite visitors to savor the millennium of ceramics from Tang to Qing, as you enjoy the outstanding masterpieces from the Tokyo National Museum and Shanghai Museum.

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Dish, Celadon glaze, Ru ware, ChinaFormerly owned by Kawabata Yasunari, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century (Gift of Mr. Katori Kuniomi and Mrs. Katori Yoshiko)
Dish, Celadon glaze, Ru ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century
Bowl with Foliate Rim, Celadon glaze, Guan ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Jug, Arabesque design in underglaze blue, Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, Xuande era (Private collection)
Bowl, Spot design in glaze with tortoiseshell pattern, Jizhou ware, China, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century (Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Ceramic Shards, From imperial kiln (Jiaotanxia kiln) site, Guan ware, ChinaCollected in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

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August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  January 27, 2017 (Fri)   18:30 - 19:00   RESERVE_DAY