Thursday, 8 November 2007

Shanghai Museum - Evolution of ceramic and pottery craft

Shanghai Museum has a good collection of relics and artifacts of the country. From paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, funitures to broznes, you'll need hours in the museum if you are passionate about history and art. Personally, I was very attracted to the ceramic collection. It is extremely interesting to see the evolution of of ceramic and pottery crafts from as early as 12th centruy B.C. to current day. I'm amazed by the kind of skills our ancestors possessed to enable them to create vases and pottery with such details and fineness, considering it was in a time without sophisticated tools and machines.

These are just a couple of pictures of the ceramic collection in the museum. As you can see, I have painstakingly edited and labeled all the photos to include caption with description of each item and the year it is produced.

You can follow the link below to view my entire album which has more pictures of ceramic vases across the centuries. I am quite sure you will be fascinated by it. (Hint: Run slideshow, it is a faster way to view because original photo size is too big and take ages to load)

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