Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing

September 21, 2015
By Zhang JiaminEditor: Mackenzie Zhang

An exhibition titled Golden Age Elegance -- Imperial Kiln Porcelain in the rein of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, the second collaborative effort between the Capital Museum and the Palace Museum, opened at the former on July 14 and will last until February 28, 2016.

Once again focused on the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) ruler, a selection of 100 Imperial Kiln porcelain wares will provide visitors with an invaluable chance to learn more about the everyday life of the imperial family.

Imperial Kiln Porcelain produced in the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722) occupies a decisive position in the developmental of Chinese ceramics. While incorporating the fine traditions of Ming Dynasty Jingdezhen porcelain, it improved on glazing, decoration and body to reveal a more bold and unconstrained design. Imperial Kiln Porcelain integrates both tradition and innovation thanks to Emperor Kangxi's interest in history, culture, art, as well as advanced western technologies.

The exhibit is divided into four parts. The first focuses on white as well as under-glazed red porcelain, developed based on available Ming technology. The second part centers on floral color-glazed porcelain, representing exquisite Qing design. The third looks at colorful faience, including the introduction of over-glazed and clashing colors. The last part includes miscellaneous glazed color porcelain developed in the time of Emperor Kangxi.

The exhibition breaks the design pattern of previous royal themed shows by integrating elements of literacy pertaining to Emperor Kangxi. Imperial Kiln Porcelains truly resemble the exotic development of Chinese ceramics.

Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
A painting of Emperor Kangxi at the exhibition [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]
Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
Pocerlains at the exhibition [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]
Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
Visitors watch pocerlains at the exhibition. [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]
Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
A pocerlain at the exhibition [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]
Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
A pocerlain at the exhibition [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]
Imperial Kiln Porcelain in Qing Dynasty Exhibited in Beijing
A pocerlain at the exhibition [Women of China/Zhang Jiamin]

(Women of China)

 

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