A newly discovered Ming Dynasty shipwreck, carrying ~100,000 pieces of porcelain, has been located in Chinese waters. Because they were found on the Continental Slope of the South China Sea, they were named: Northwest Continental Slope No 1 and No 2 Shipwrecks.
Dr. Teresa Canepa introduced the most important collection of seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain in the world, assembled by the distinguished British diplomat Sir Michael Butler (1927–2013). Butler’s lavish collection covers most types of porcelain produced at Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi Province, during the seventeenth century known as the ‘Transitional Period’ between the ceasing of production of the Imperial kilns in 1608 to the reinstatement of Imperial supervisors in 1683.
Visiting Hong Kong? The Hong Kong Museum of Art is celebrating the 50 [...]
SEACS shares with you a hard-to-find essay by Dr. John N. Miksic on the B&W shards found in Trowulan, Indonesia. What relationship might they have with the B&W Yuan Dynasty shards found on the Temasek Wreck?
A talk examining the art and artefacts of the Ming Dynasty with a view to exploring approaches to the study and connoisseurship of Chinese material culture, presented by Dr. Stacey Pierson to SEACS members on 9 December 2020.
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The founder of the Ming Dynasty banned private external trade and channeled foreign trade ... but despite the official ban, the China trade continued to grow for over 200 years.
Jizhou and Jingdezhen during the Song-Yuan-Ming period with Dr. Anne [...]
Members studying ceramics at previous event. Show and Tell, Ask & [...]