Zhangzhou Ware exhibit talk and tour at Yuchengco Museum

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byCassie Cheng

Renowned Chinese porcelain scholar Rita Ching Tan will present her talk and lead a guided tour of the exhibit Zhangzhou Ware Found in the Philippines: “Swatow” Export Ceramics from Fujian 16th – 17th Century on February 9, Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Yuchengco Museum. Tan will present a fascinating overview of the dramatic times in which ceramics from the Zhangzhou district of Fujian province were produced.

Tan will delve on the end of the 200-year trade ban of the Ming dynasty and the emergence of the Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch in Asia—events that led to the rise of Zhangzhou ware in the 16th and 17th centuries. Tan will then walk the audience through a special guided tour of the exhibit, focusing on the range of techniques, subjects, and motifs seen in Zhangzhou ware.

Rita Ching Tan is an independent researcher on Chinese trade wares ranging from the 10th to 17 centuries. President of The Oriental Ceramic Society of the Philippines and curator of the Ceramic Gallery of Bahay Tsinoy, Tan received her Master’s degree in Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Zhanghzou Ware Found in the Philippines: An Exhibit Talk and Guided Tour by Rita Ching Tan is free with museum admission, and reservations are required. The exhibit is on view until April 5. For reservations and details, call 889-1234 or e-mail [email protected].

The Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the museum, call 889-1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.


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