Taichung City Government held the ‘Collecting Banquet’ series of ‘Remembering Relics’ exhibition in the Cultural Corridor, and the 8th stage, named “Blue-and white Porcelains of the Ming and Qing Dynasties” has started, and will continue to June 10th, 2007.
The blue-and-white porcelain is the best representative, most widely used, and most massively produced among Chinese porcelain wares, with pure white and flawless un-processed ware, crystal glaze, splendid blue and white coloring, and impressively colorful decoration to create this delicate and fascinating art work. The blue-and-white is the color under glaze, made through decoration of the un-processed ware with paints composed of Cobaltous oxide, covered with transparent glaze, and baked in high temperature up to 1,280 degree Celsius to craft blue colors of different deep levels. Furthermore, iron in the un-processed ware presents green with various tones to influence transparency under the glaze and lightness of blue and white colors. Amongst these, bubbles produced in the glaze may vary with the temperatures, that is, the lower the temperature, the more bubbles it generates, and vise versa. The touch of jade usually appears enchanting to people who will not bear releasing it.
The Exhibition is supported by Collector Yang, ShuMing who have many-year collections of daily flower vases, plates, jars, tea cans, porridge cruses, cover cups, bowls, and dishes, totaling over 50 wares. These are all delicate, smooth-painting decorated, special-shaped blue and white porcelains of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, welcoming people’s appreciations in the Cultural Corridor.