Discover the Celadons of Zhejiang
with Lai Suk Yee
Postponed to 25-28 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. Celadons count among the most important and influential wares in China’s long ceramic history due to their status as coveted export and tribute wares.
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.
Registration for this tour is now open. As numbers for this tour are strictly limited, we recommend early registration to avoid disappointment. Expressions of interest may also be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen
by Rufus Bird
Monday 5th December 2016
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, in association the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, was delighted to announce a lecture by Mr Rufus Bird on Chinese and Japanese works of art in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of the publication of the three-volume catalogue raisonné of the collection. Taking twenty years to complete, the catalogue raisonné comprises two thousand catalogue entries written by John Ayers, former Keeper of the Far Eastern Dept of the Victoria and Albert Museum, covering hundreds of porcelains, quantities of jades and enamels, dozens of lacquers and two musical instruments. This important publication documents Britain’s contact with Asia through the diplomatic exchange of works of art.
In addition to presenting an overview of the Asian collections in the Royal Collection, Mr Bird discussed his own specialisation of European gilt bronze mounts applied to porcelains and lacquers, and the appropriation of Asian objects as a decorative leitmotif running through the Royal residences beginning in the late seventeenth century.
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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