This special exhibition showcases a series of 34 paintings that document the process of making and trading porcelain from the famous Jingdezhen kilns in the 18th century. Painted for the Western market, these illustrations vividly capture the work of the many specialised labourers as well as the way in which the trade and transport of the finished porcelain was arranged.
Explore the paintings in detail with Jane Sze, the Museum’s curator of this exhibition, and find out more about what they tell us, their style, history and relationship to the porcelain also on display in the gallery.
Jane Sze is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong and the University of York (UK). Before joining the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, she worked at the University Museum and Art Gallery of HKU and Christie’s Hong Kong, specializing in Chinese art, Hong Kong art and Hong Kong history.