Huai'an, a historical city of Jiangsu Province, located along the Grand Canal of China, was once an important transportation hub and a major salt trading hub. Goods from the north and south were exchanged here, and cultures were fused here. It was once home to many literati, scholars and rich merchants. Ancient flowerpots are one of the many cultural relics handed down from that period. These ancient flowerpots serve both practical and aesthetic functions, preserving a wealth of information about the ancient life and aesthetics of Huaian.
This special online exhibition curated 28 representative pieces from the collection of Tiexiaxuan Museum, located in Huai’an, which specializes in the collecting of ancient flowerpots. The themes of the flowerpots cover from pastel figures of court ladies, carved porcelain, to blue and white porcelain, etc, involving multiple techniques and cultural backgrounds, presenting a historical outlook of the canal city - Huai'an.
01 Romance of the Western Chamber
02 The Three Graces
04 Expect her son win the crown
05 The 12 floras
07 Lin Daiyu burying flower
08 You Sisters enjoying the spring
09 The heavenly maids scatter blossoms.
10 The four beauties
11 Xi Shi washing yarn on the river bank.
12 Beijing Opera the story of Chen Shimei
13 The four beauties
14 Eight Immortals of Taoism
15 A hermit teaching his son
16 Figure of Qiao sisters hermits
17 A hermit reading
18 Visit friends with Gu Qin
19 Elegant gathering
20 Visit friends with Gu Qin
21 Wang Xizhi admiring crane
22 Lin Hejing admiring crane
23 MILKY WAY LOVERS
24 Decoration of small collection on the desk
25 Beautiful flowers for the four seasons
26 Blue and white landscape
27 Seeking friends on the branch
You can also view the exhibition on the following platforms:
Facebook：China Cultural Center Den Haag
YouTube：China Cultural Center_Den Haag
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