Other Ceramics in National Palace Museum, part3
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 sky-blue glaze and purple splashes, Ju-i Pillow with Azure Glaze and Purple Splashes, Celadon Stembowls, Warming bowl with celadon glaze, Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child with white glaze, Ruby Red-glazed Vase, Celadon water container and Monk's cap ewer with ruby red glaze. All of these pieces were made by master craftsmen and are sure to impress. Come take a look at these incredible artifacts today!
1. Bowl with sky-blue glaze and purple splashes, Jun ware
This water jar has a deep wall and a wide inward mouth. The lower body has a slight flare and constricts to form a small base. The center of the base has a sharp protruding point. The inside of the jar is glazed with a dark color.
2. Ju-i Pillow with Azure Glaze and Purple Splashes, Jun ware
This porcelain pillow is in the shape of the "ju-i" symbol, which is a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture. The top of the pillow is slightly indented towards the center, which is said to help bring good luck to whoever uses it.
3. Celadon Stembowls, Ko ware
This bowl has a wide, flaring rim and a curved body. The stem is thin and tall, and slightly wider at the bottom than at the top. The entire piece is covered with a creamy glaze, which has ash white specks and clear crackle lines on the exterior.
4. Warming bowl with celadon glaze, Ru ware
This bowl was molded and has smooth curves. It is a bluish green color and has crackles stained brown. It has a high, splayed ring foot and five spur marks along the edge of its base.
5. Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, Ru ware
This oval dish has deep, slightly flaring sides and a flat base. It is covered all over in a light blue, highly lustrous glaze, which shows a hint of green at the base. It has four cloud-shaped feet.
6. Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child with white glaze, Ding ware
The Tang dynasty had two types of ceramic pillows: one for sleeping and one for taking a pulse. By the Song dynasty, there was a greater variety of designs, including one made especially to be buried with the deceased.
7. Ruby Red-glazed Vase
Lang Tingji was ordered to go to the Jingdezhen kilns factory in 1705 and manage the firing of ceramics there. Among the porcelains produced was a red-glazed vessel in imitation of one from the Ming dynasty.
8. Celadon water container, Yue ware
This is a celadon water container from the Wuyue Kingdom. It is a Yue celadon piece, similar to those found in the Famen Temple underground hoard.
9. Monk's cap ewer with ruby red glaze
This ewer has a stepped rim that resembles the cap worn by Tang dynasty monks. It has a pointed spout and a flat handle decorated with a "ju-i" motif at both ends. It is attached to the curvature of the belly at one end and the rim at the other.