Discover the Celadons of Zhejiang
with Lai Suk Yee
Postponed to 25th-28th May 2017 (provisional)
Priority to members
The OCS is thrilled to announce a small-group study tour focusing on the celadon ceramics of Zhejiang with Ms Lai Suk Yee, former Assistant Curator, and Researcher at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose research centres on Yixing stoneware of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and Zhejiang celadon of the Tang and Song dynasties.
This compact study tour offers an in-depth, and hands-on approach to learning about Yue wares of the Tang to Northern Song periods, and Longquan wares from the Song to Yuan periods. Beginning in Ningpo, and concluding in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s picturesque capital, we will benefit from the expert guidance of Ms Lai throughout. The tour will include visits to museum collections, and other sites of interest, with opportunities to handle celadon sherds at kiln sites in the Shanglinhu area, as well as excavated celadons at the Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeological Research Institute.
Weekend Study Tour
Buddhist and Tibetan art in Shenzhen, and Shang and Han jades in Guangzhou
Saturday 18th–19th February 2017
The Oriental Ceramic Society organised a two-day study tour to Shenzhen and Guangzhou for an in-depth look at Buddhist art and ancient Chinese jades through visits several special exhibitions of important archaeological finds. In Shenzhen we were introduced to two views of Buddhist practice, by Dr. Roslyn Hammers, Associate Professor of art history at HKU, through Mandala: Famen Temple and Tang Dynasty Esoteric Buddhism, and Propitious Clouds holding up the Mount Qomolangma—Select Artworks of Tibetan Buddhism at the Shenzhen Museum.
Our visit to Guangzhou was led by collector Renee Chiang who guided us through the exhibition of Jades from the tomb of Fu Hao at the Guangdong Provincial Museum, and the Han dynasty Museum of the King of the Tomb of Nanyue.
Welcome to The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong. Founded in 1974 by a small group of collectors and enthusiasts, it is an independent non-profit society for those sharing an interest in Asian art and culture. Over its forty-year history, it has established itself as a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge about all aspects of Asian art through a diverse series of events. These include lectures by scholars and collectors, guided exhibition viewings, study tours, exclusive auction previews, collection visits, and masterclasses that look at a particular subject in greater depth.
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