Changsha fired up for Yaozhou porcelain
Running until July 9, the exhibition includes 116 sets of porcelain vessels and 65 samples produced at Yaozhou kilns from as earlier as the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).
Delicate porcelain ware from Shaanxi province's Yaozhou Kiln are on display at an exhibition at Changsha Museum. [Photo/csm.hn.cn]
The Yaozhou Kiln boasts the widest range of porcelain in North China and is well known for its olive green celadon. The kiln has been used for over 1,300 years, and is where "Northern Celadon" originated.
Changsha Museum will also curate lectures on the history of the Yaozhou Kiln and teach basic knowledge about porcelain appreciation.
Shaanxi's Yaozhou Kiln Historic Site was rated as one of "China's Top 100 Archaeological Discoveries" in the 20th century, as well as being one of the province's "Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries". It is also a national key cultural relic protection site, and its traditional manual porcelain making craft is included in the national intangible cultural heritage list.
A set of porcelain vessels produced from Shaanxi province's Yaozhou Kiln are displayed at an exhibition at Changsha Museum running until July 9. [Photo/csm.hn.cn]
A porcelain bowl produced from Shaanxi province's Yaozhou Kiln during the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) is exhibited at Changsha Museum. [Photo/csm.hn.cn]
Source: Changsha Evening News