Ayala Museum and Oriental Ceramics Society of the Philippines present
Fujian Ware Found in the Philippines
Song – Yuan Period | 11th – 14th Century
Fujian ware from the Song – Yuan period, 11th – 14th century, exported to the Philippine islands 700 – 900 years ago, are the most telling witnesses of the active participation of the Philippines in the thriving maritime trade in the South China Sea.
Propelled by the free trade policies that spanned the Song (960 -1278) and Yuan (1279-1368) periods, the city-port of Quanzhou in Southern Fujian inevitably became a flourishing entrepôt. When the Jurgen of Jin invaded China’s northern territory, the Song court in Kaifeng in Henan fled down south to Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. The port of Quanzhou in Southern Fujian was catapulted to become the busiest port providing strong stimulus to the ceramic industry in Fujian.
In the Philippines, the variety of found Fujian ware of the period is copiously illustrated in this exhibition of black-ware, green-glazed ware, white ware, and qingbai ware from Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Fujian. Featured in this exhibition are more than 150 pieces on loan from museums and more than 30 private collections.
September 5 – October 1, 2017
Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum
Admission starts at Php 150. Click here to see our admission rates.
The exhibition catalogue will be available for sale at the MuseumShop
Can also be ordered directly from Oriental Ceramics Society of the Philippines
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