Other Ceramics in National Palace Museum, part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of ceramics from the Song dynasty! Here you can explore some of the most beautiful and unique pieces from this era. Our collection includes a Bowl with Blue Landscape in Falangcai Painted Enamels, Tea Caddy with Gold Tracery Decoration of "Continuous Happiness" Symbols on a Red Ground, Black Pottery Stemcup, White Pottery Guei-pitcher, Flask with Ruyi Handles and Figures Decoration in Underglaze Blue, Bowl with Sky-blue Glaze and Purple Splashes, Ju-i Pillow with Azure Glaze and Purple Splashes, Celadon Stembowls, Pottery Figure of Ladies Playing Polo Game in Sancai Tri-color Glaze, and White Porcelain Vase with Loops. These artifacts offer us a glimpse into the culture and artistry of the Song dynasty. We hope you enjoy exploring these incredible pieces!
1. Bowl with Blue Landscape in Falangcai Painted Enamels
Compared to enamelware ceramics of the Kangxi reign, official wares of the Yongzheng reign developed in a more image-oriented direction in terms of the surface decorations of vessels.
2. Tea Caddy with Gold Tracery Decoration of "Continuous Happiness" Symbols on a Red Ground
This jar was maybe used for holding tea.
3. Black pottery stemcup
The Shandon Longshan Culture developed the technique of using a potting wheel to produce ceramic objects. This allowed them to make vessels with very thin walls, which could be carved with openwork patterns. This type of pottery is known as "egg-shell pottery".
4. White pottery guei-pitcher
Pottery was an important artifact in ancient civilizations. In China, sage rulers of high antiquity emphasized the making of pottery as an important skill for the people's livelihood.
5. Flask with ruyi handles and figures decoration in underglaze blue
This flask was influenced by the pottery and glassware of Central and Western Asia. It has a small mouth, slender neck, flat round belly, and flat base without a ring foot. On each side of the neck, a bow-shaped handle links the neck and shoulders.
6. Bowl with sky-blue glaze and purple splashes, Jun ware
This deep-walled water jar has a wide inward mouth and a slightly flaring lower body. It is covered with sky-blue glaze and a linear crackle pattern.
7. Ju-i Pillow with Azure Glaze and Purple Splashes, Jun ware
This porcelain pillow is in the shape of the "ju-i" symbol. It is high at the back and sloping down towards the front, and the top of the pillow is slightly indented towards the center.
8. Celadon Stembowls, Ko ware
Ko ware is a type of light-colored celadon that often has crackling in distinct pieces, hence the name "broken ware." High-stemmed cups and bowls were produced in large quantities during the Yuan dynasty.
9. Pottery figure of ladies playing polo game in sancai tri-color glaze
In the Tang dynasty, people became interested in having lavish funerals with lots of impressive grave goods. To create these goods, artisans made figurines out of clay and covered them with different colors of low-temperature glaze. One such figurine is of a lady riding a yellow horse.