Tranquil Tuesdays spent the morning and afternoon at the “Passion for Porcelain” visiting exhibition from the British Museum and the V&A currently at the National Museum of China in Beijing. We had lots of fun soaking up the fascinating history and stories of Chinese porcelain from Jingdezhen and how it has captured the world’s imagination for the last 500 years.
Here is each of our team member’s impressions of the overall exhibition:
“Traditional” porcelain in the west is actually not authentic Chinese porcelain but foreign impressions and imagination of what traditional Chinese culture actually was.” —Liu Zhen
“Jingdezhen has been exporting porcelain for over 400 years and it is so exciting that we [Tranquil Tuesdays] are carrying on that tradition.”—Luc Lu
” Alot of the pieces plates, cups, teapots weren’t really for everyday use but more for display—interesting that porcelain was so coveted that it was a status symbol.” Rachel Wang
“Chinese innovation and porcelain design so mesmerized the world that during the 17th century Europe was eagerly producing imitation and fake Jingdezhen Chinese porcelain.” Charlene
We will share more of the specific pieces, interesting tidbits, and exciting stories in an upcoming blog post!
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