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Ancient porcelains return home

11-07-2011 08:37 BJT

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Some of the porcelain produced in the Dehua kiln in Fujian Province has returned to its place of origin, after having been stored at the Forbidden City for centuries.

The twenty-five relics, which were produced during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, cover all genres created in the Dehua kiln. Only the finest of the 700 pieces stored by the Palace Museum will be transferred to Fujian.

Comparison pictures show the difference between images of a 1,000-year-old porcelain plate
released by the official website of the Palace Museum (L) and China Central Television (R),
Aug 2, 2011. The porcelain plate, a grade-one cultural relic from the Ge kiln called
"Celadon Plate with a Mouth in the Shape of Mallow Petals", was crushed and damaged on July
4 when a laboratory researcher used a device to examine it, according to a statement from
the museum. The difference has aroused doubts online. Netizens are doubtful of whether
pictures are of same plate.

The Dehua kiln was one of the three major kilns of ancient China, and much of its output were used to pay tribute to the royal court.

Centerpieces include a Buddha and two white porcelain Buddhasattavas. The life-like works reflect the superb craftsmanship of pieces made in the Dehua kiln.

The porcelain relics opens to the public at the Dehua Porcelain Museum starting on Wednesday.

The porcelain plate is a grade-one cultural relic from the Ge Kiln, entitled as it
looks, "Celadon Plate with a Mouth in the Shape of Mallow Petals".

Porcelain plate of Ge kiln damaged by Palace Museum (File photo)

Porcelain of Ge kiln (File photo)


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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