Objects to be featured in The Brit...
Project Curator: Ming: 50 years that changed China
- Large porcelain flask painted with underglaze blue decoration of lotus flowers . made in jingdezhen , Jiangxi province China 1426-1435 Ming Dynasty Xuande iconic blue and white porcelain flask with lotus decoration at over 50cm tall it is the largest Ming Imperial procln in the British Museum collection . Blue and white became immensely popular across China and around the world during the Ming when for the first time it reached Europe in bulk. . Made in Jingdezhen town in southeast China continues to reduce porcelain wares today.
Objects to be featured in The British Museum's big exhibition planned for the autumn of 2014 'Ming: 50 Years That Changed China' (18th September 2014 Ð 5th January 2015) at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery.
The show demonstrates how the 50 years of the Ming dynasty played a major role in creating the China we recognise today, turning it into a global superpower. This major exhibition will include spectacular objects from all over the world, as well as recent discoveries from the excavations of royal tombs in China.