Published in the event of the 2010 exhibition under the same title.
Founded in 1960, the Min Chiu Society is a group of local collectors who possess eminent collections of Chinese art. Their passion for Chinese antiquities and paintings has inspired and fueled a great number of talks, forums and exhibitions. They generously share with the public their valuable collections and their priceless experience gained through years of connoisseurship. To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Min Chiu Society is collaborating with the Hong Kong Museum of Art to present an exhibition showcasing over 300 fine Chinese art treasures.
The exhibition, covers arts and antiquities from prehistory to the Qing dynasty. There are excellent examples of Chinese ceramics, jade carvings and ornaments, bronze ware, gold and silver ware, enamelware, lacquerware, bamboo carving, wood carving, rhinoceros horn carving, glassware, snuff bottles, furniture and scholarly objects on display. Important paintings and calligraphy by renowned artists from the Tang to the Qing dynasties and early modern masters such as Ni Zan, Dong Qichang, Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Shitao, Wu Changshuo, Xu Yang, Zhu Qizhan, Zhang Daqian, Lin Fengmian and Shi Lu are featured. Ceramic exhibits include masterpieces of sancai glaze pottery from the Tang dynasty, Ru and Ding ware from the Song dynasty, underglaze blue vessels from the Yuan dynasty as well as Ming and Qing ceramic productions that comprise various glazes and techniques such as underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, monochrome ware and ancient-style vessels.
The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee
25 cm x 40 cm
Hong Kong Museum of Art