Longquan Celadons Exhibited at Guangzhou Museum


The exhibition Beauty of Longquan Celadons: Collection of Longquan Wares at the Guangzhou Museum, organized by the Guangzhou Museum, was opened on November 2, 2021. The Guangzhou Museum has selected a total of 113 items (sets) from its over 460 collections of Longquan wares ranging from the Northern Song dynasty to modern times, making a debut display of the Longquan wares of the Guangzhou Museum comprehensively and officially.

The Longquan kilns, praised as the “Unprecedented Peak of Celadon”, are the longest-running and most influential celadon kilns in China. There are numerous Longquan wares that are discovered in most countries and regions along the Land and Maritime Silk Road. As an epitome of celadon, the Longquan kiln has become an important symbol of Chinese culture, with its master manufacturing techniques passed down over a thousand years and the continuous yields of masterpieces. In 2009, the traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, becoming the first and the only item of the ceramic category selected worldwide.

The exhibition is divided into three sections, presenting the development of the Longquan celadons, their utilities in the lives of various social classes, and the spirit and aesthetic appreciation of the ancients contained within the Longquan celadons respectively.

The exhibition will last until February 20, 2022.

Source: Guangzhou Museum