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Jade Ware and Glassware―Focusing on Ancient China and Modern Europe―

Jade gui with oblique-lime pattern, Shang (Yin) Dynasty, China

Regular Exhibition

Jade Ware and Glassware―Focusing on Ancient China and Modern Europe―

September 1 (Sun.), 2019 – October 20 (Sun.)

Under the theme of jade and glass, both of which allow light to pass through, this exhibition introduces jade ware and glassware of China and Europe from our collection. Jade is a type of mineral, which has been highly valued since the Neolithic age in China, and a material from which a great number of artifacts have been created to date. With regard to glasswork in China, some were fashioned as copies of jade work from ancient time, while colorful works using different colored glass were created during the early modern period. In addition to those from China, this exhibition includes items from Europe, such as ancient colored glass from the Mediterranean region and Bohemian glass from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. This exhibition offers a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of jade and glass and the elaborate handiwork involved in the ware on display.

Major Works to Be Exhibited
Jade zong with animal mask motif, Neolithic Age, China
Jade axe, Neolithic Age, China
Jade bi disk with grain pattern, Western Han Dynasty, China
Blue and white glass snuff bottle with peonies and butterflies, Qing Dynasty, China
Hexagonal goblet with deer, around 1880, Czech Republic
Gold palmette-patterned decanter, around 1890 to 1910, Czech Republic


Opening Hours 10:00 am—5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)