Saturday, June 2, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan National Palace Museum: Gallery 203c (Antiquities Special Exhibition 03)

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Taiwan National Palace Museum: 2nd Floor Gallery 203c
(Antiquities Special Exhibition 03) - November 2017
Incense burner with pierced holes with blue underglaze flowers decoration. 
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 203c (Antiquities Special Exhibition 02) that looks into collections from the court of the Ming Emperor Yongle (1360-1424).
This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 203c of the second floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:

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Go to 2nd Flr 203b          |         Go To 2nd Flr Main         |        Go to 2nd Flr 205a >

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The reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle (朱 棣) (1402-1424witnessed major advances both culturally and military, including the construction of the vast Frobidden City and many major naval expeditions to explore and have cultural exchange with the rest of world. There was also the production of numerous fine and beautiful imperial wares, including the renown Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain. Just as the rest of the world admired and adopted some Chinese art styles during cross-culture exchange, the Chinese too adopted some of the foreign art styles. This gallery and the following artwork (unless otherwise stated) showcases the fine artwork that was collected and promoted during the Yongle Peiod
Hibiscus-shaped cup with decoration of ganoderma lucidum (靈芝, lingzhi) Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Hibiscus-shaped dish flowers decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


 Lotus-shaped dish with flowers & fruits decor Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


 Lidded jar four-season flowers decor  Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain from the Yongle (永樂) (1360-1424) to Xuande (宣德) (1399-1435) period of the Ming Dynasty.


"Tahmina Enters Rustam's Chamber" - Central Asian painting (c.1434) from the Havard Museum Collection
 The yuhuchun vase and meiping vase in blue underglaze were both adopted for daily use in the Timurid imperial palace in Central Asia.
"A bejeweled Tahmina (تَهمينه‎) wearing a fur-lined coat looks coyly behind the candle held by her chambermaid. Rustam (رُستَ‎), shown under the covers, gazes intently at her figure with his hand on a pillow beckoning her. His armor and weapons, situated behind his bed, are symbolic of his heroic valor. With such jewel-like details this painting is not only a great work of art, but a testimony to the splendor of Timurid palace interiors, now lost." - from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh.


Yuhuchun vase with flowers & butterfly decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Lotus-shaped dish with intertwined flowers decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Bowl with four-seasons decoration, rim edge with vine pattern Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.
The forms of these three bowls (the own above and the two below) are similar and their sizes uniform, the decoration mainly consisting of flowers from the four seasons. Of particular note is that the edge decoration along the inside and outside of the rim and the base is different. The idea of different sets for series decoration in a regular arrangement reflects the unique characteristics of official porcelains.


Bowl with four-seasons decoration, rim edge with wave & chequered pattern Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Bowl with four-seasons decoration, rim edge with chequered pattern Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Dish with lotus flowers decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Stem bowl with flowers and birds decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Sweet-white glaze bowl with impressed four-seasons flowers.


Bowl with four-seasons flowers decoration Blue and white (青花Qīng-huā porcelain.


Bamboo-green glaze lidded jar with three knots.
Bamboo green glaze was an innovative celadon color of the Yongle reign so named because of it's likeness to bamboo. It is produced by firing at high temperatures with oxidised iron as a coloring agent. The glaze has a hard glassy surface, under which are many bubbles similar to tiny fish eggs. Few pieces of Yongle bamboo-green porcelain with its elegant lightness and refreshing purity survive today.


Green glaze bowl with incised lotus decoration - Longquan ware of the Yongle (永樂) (1360-1424) to Xuande (宣德) (1399-1435) period of the Ming Dynasty.

 Emerald green glaze ware lidded jar - Longquan porcelain.


Green glaze Yuhuchun vase incised flowers decoration.

This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 203c of the second floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:

Go To 3rd Flr
Go to 2nd Flr 203b          |         Go To 2nd Flr Main         |        Go to 2nd Flr 205a >
Go To 1st Flr


Second Floor Layout Plan National Palace Museum Taipei.

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