Past Exhibitions

Special Exhibition: Northern Song Ru Ware Narcissus Basins – Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Outline

This exhibition introduces the masterpieces of celadon narcissus basins, the most outstanding wares fired at the Ru kiln which produced celadon wares exclusively for the Chinese court during the late Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127). Ru ware is known for its elegant tianqing or “heavenly blue” color of the glaze as well as its refined, handsome form.
This is the first and rare opportunity in which the world’s finest Ru ware narcissus basins housed in the National Palace Museum, Taipei are assembled outside Taiwan. It shows four Ru ware narcissus basins of the Northern Song dynasty, including the “Celadon Narcissus Basin with Light Bluish-Green Glaze” which can be said as “the masterpiece of the masterpieces” among the numerous Chinese ceramics. Also on display is the celadon narcissus basin of the Qing dynasty, which was modeled on the aforementioned “Celadon Narcissus Basin with Light Bluish-Green Glaze”. It was produced at the Jingdezhen official kiln under the order of the Qing emperor. Please enjoy the quintessence of Ru celadon, the astonishingly beautiful treasure cherished by the successive Chinese emperors.

Information

TitleSpecial Exhibition:
Northern Song Ru Ware Narcissus Basins – Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
DatesSaturday, December 10, 2016~Sunday, March 26, 2017
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Gallery J Closed daysMondays (open on December 19, January 9 and March 20),
December 28 – January 4,
Tuesday,January 10 and Tuesday,March 21
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm ※Open until 7:00 pm on December 16 – 25, 2016 ※Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, National Palace Museum, Taipei, The Asahi Shimbun
Special collaboration withIse Foundation Cooperation byChina Airlines, CCS Inc.
AdmissionAdults 1,200 (1,000) yen, university and high school students 700 (600) yen
a.Prices in parenthesis are group discount rates for a party of 20 or more.
b.The following visitors are free of charge:
①Holders of special IDs such as Shogaisha techo (Identification Booklet for the Physically Disabled), including one attendant
②Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older (please show ID)
③Junior high school students and under
Number of items on display6 works
Also showingFeatured Exhibition :
The Beauty of Song Ceramics

Permanent Exhibition :
Chinese and Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection
Korean Ceramics of the Rhee Byung-chang Collection
Japanese Cerami
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display