Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan National Palace Museum: Gallery 201 (Magic Of The Kneaded Clay 01)

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Taiwan National Palace Museum: 2nd Floor Gallery 201
(Magic Of The Kneaded Clay 01) - November 2017
Peach-shaped pitcher with birds & flowers motifs - Wucai polycrome porcelain, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and TaibaoTaiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. Gallery 201 (Magic Of The Kneaded Clay) provides an introduction to Chinese pottery made from normal clay and fine Chinese porcelain made from kaolin. It lightly touches on how Chinese ceramics are made and decorated.
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Clay roof eave end-tile piece - Kingdom of Bobai (719-857).

Li, black pottery tripod vessel - Neolithic Xiajiadian Culture (2300–1500 BCE).

Bodied teapot with Meng-Chen mark - clay pottery, Qing Dynasty (c.1820).

Sancai (三枕) - tri-color glazed pottery pillow with impressed floral motif, Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Pottery Pig - Han Dynasty (206-22 BCE).

Red glazed tile window piece - glaze pottery feels smooth upon touching yet is made of coarse and porous pottery.

Yellow bowl with green decoration of children playing - porcelain from Emperor Jiajing period, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Cong-shaped (琮) vase - Celadon porcelain  from Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) to Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) period.

Ming bowl with cloud and dragon motif - porcelain in under-glaze blue, Emperor Xuande period, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Peach-shaped pitcher with bird & flower motifs - Wucai polychrome decor porcelaing, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Wucai (五彩, "Five colours") is a style of Chinese porcelain. It normally uses white for the porcelain, blue for the design outline, and red, green, and yellow for the designs.

Pottery figure of a standing lady with painted colours - Tang Dynasty (618-907).

MIng blue dish Qilin (麒麟) motif - underglaze porcelain, modern works. 
Underglaze is a method of decorating pottery in which the decoration is applied to the surface before it is glazed. Because the glaze will subsequently cover it, such decoration is completely durable, and it also allows the production of pottery with a surface that has a uniform sheen.

Dish with flower & fruit motif - overglaze polychrome porcelain, modern works.
Overglaze is a method of decorating pottery, most often porcelain, where the coloured decoration is applied on top of the already glazed surface, done in a special firing. It is often described as producing "enamelled" decoration. The colours fuse on to the glaze, so the decoration becomes durable. This decorative firing is usually done at a lower temperature which allows for a more varied and vidid palette of colours than often is available than with underglaze decoration, where the coloured pattern is applied before glazing.

12th to 13th Century dish with impressed design of flowers in white glaze - Ting Ware (定瓷) porcelain from Jin Dynasty (266-420) to Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) period.
Fucao is a method of setting clay bodies upside down on a sagger during firing. Ring setters were used to support Ting Ware bowls. Due to this firing method, the mouth rims of the wares are left unglazed, a metal band is often applied to onto these unglazed mouths to enhance the radiance of the piece. The metal band of the above piece have fallen off and the absence of the glaze could be seen.

12th to 13th Century mold for impressing decoration -  Song Dynasty (960-1279).

12th to 13th Century bowl with impressed chrysanthemum design yellowish-green glaze - Yaozhou ware porcelain, Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Large vase with the scene of a hundred deer - procelain finished with Fencai Polychrome Emperor Qianlong period ()1736-1796, Qing Dynasty. 
Fencai (粉彩) (or Famille rose enamel style), meaning 'soft colours', was introduced during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1654–1722), possibly around 1720. It used mainly pink or purple and remained popular throughout the 18th and the 19th centuries, also being widely adopted by European factories. Famille rose enamel ware allows a greater range of colours and tones than was previously possible, enabling the depiction of more complex images, including flowers, figures and insects.

Kandi in brown glaze - procelain from the Yuan Dynasty to Ming Dynasty period (13th to 14th Century).

Chinese porcelain were pursued in various regions in Asia and Europe. They were traded all over the world through both land and sea routes. Exhibits from ship-wrecks demonstrate the durability of porcelain. Those sunk into the ocean and covered by sea creatures were treasured as curious in the Qing court. The following pieces were recovered from ship-wrecks:
Dish with Chinese characters -  porcelain with underglaze blue Qing Dynasty (c.1820).

Bowl in an oyster shell -  Celadon porcelain, Tang Dynasty to Song Dynasty period (9th to 13th Century).

This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 201 at the second floor galleries:

Go To 3rd Flr

Go to Main Museum         |      Go To 2nd Flr Main         |        Go to 2nd Flr 203a >

Go To 1st Flr

Second Floor Layout Plan National Palace Museum Taipei

National Palace Museum
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