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Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development / Toyokan Room 5   January 2, 2019 (Wed) - April 21, 2019 (Sun)

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

This thematic exhibition sheds light on Chinese white porcelain, namely when and how it was born and how it evolved. White porcelain, which was the foundation for blue-and-white porcelain and overglaze-enamel wares, is well known today. However, re-tracing how it was born and developed reveals very unique circumstances. For this exhibition, precious works of early white porcelain, which are shrouded in mystery, have been specially selected from the collections of the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation and the Tokyo National 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.
Chicken-headed Ewer, White porcelain, China, Sui dynasty, 6th–7th century (Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation)
Ewer, White porcelain, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)
Ewer with Decoration in Shape of Human Head, White porcelain, China, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century (Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation)
Vase with Beast-shaped Handles, White porcelain, China, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century (Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation)
Vase with Dragon Handles, Three-color glaze with applied ornaments, High-Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke)

Pamphlet

Early White Porcelain
Early White Porcelain
Its Birth and Development

(In Japanese)

The pamphlet is distributed  he Information desk, Toyonkan 1st  floor during the thematic exhibition periods

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