Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the TFAM

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

The art and craft of porcelain making was born in China some 10,000 years ago along the banks of the Yellow River, home to one of the world’s four great civilizations. The first to develop colored and ash-baked earthenware in the Neolithic era, Chinese potters would continue refining their skills, technical innovation and artistry over the millennia, creating everything from ash and lead glazed ceramics and white porcelain to delicate surface ornamentation and other “fine china” in various colors. ��As a result, China remains the undisputed leader in formative artworks. “Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of the Tokyo Art Museum” features 125 pieces—including two very rare and priceless works—created during the first 4,500 years of China’s ceramic ascendancy from TFAM’s private holdings.

Towered Pavilion, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
The 1st Chapter: From the Dawn of Chinese Pottery to the Appearance of Celadon
Jar with Two Handles and Spiral Design, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles and Incised Design, Ash Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles and Design of Clouds, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles and Impressed Design, Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Liquor Jar with Design of Cloud, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar in Shape of owl, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Lady, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Warrior, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Cups with Handles, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Table, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Cup with Handles and Impressed Design, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Cup with Handles, Brown Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles , Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vessel in Shape of Bronze Ding, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Liquor Jar with design of Hunters, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Granary, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Towered Pavilion, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Dog, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles and Incised Design of Flower-and-bird, Ash Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Two Handles and Incised Design of Flower-and-bird, Ash Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Four Handles, Celadon, Yue-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Buring Vase with Applied Decoration, Celadon, Yue-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Handles in Shape of Dragon, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
The 2nd Chapter: Fusion of Eastern and Western Cultures and Development of Colorful Ceramics
Ox and car, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Camel and Rider, Green and Brown Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Foreign Person, Brown Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Lady, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Hawker, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Hawker, Painted Earthenware, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Figure of Horse, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Candle Stand in Shape of Elephant, White Porcelain, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vessel in shape of Duck, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Pillow in Shape of Rabbit, Green Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar, Green Glaze, Gongyi Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Chevron Pattern, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Chevron Pattern, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Covered Box, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Long Neck and Applied Medallions, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Handles in Shape of Dragon, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Handles in Shape of Dragon, White Porcelain, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Phoenix Head and Applied Medallions, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Applied Medallions, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Applied Medallions, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer, Dark Blue Glaze, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Handle in Shape of Dradon, Brown Glaze, Gongyi Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Painted Black Design of Peony,White Slip, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
The 3rd Chapter: Maturity of Celadon and White Porcelain and Emergence of Colored Glaze
Ewer with Lobed Body, White Porcelain, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Carved Design of Peony, White Porcelain, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Phoenix Head, White Porcelain, Guangdong Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Carved Design of Peony, White Porcelain, Ding Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Carved Design of Lotus, White Porcelain, Ding Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Lobed Body, White Porcelain, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Multiple Spouts and Carved Design of Lotus Petals, Celadon, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Open Flower-Shaped Dish with Carved Design of Peony, Celadon, Yao-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Incense Burner in Shape of Bronze Cauldron, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase in Shape of Jade Cong, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Incense Burner with Design of Eight Trigrams, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Wine Jar, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Lobed Dish, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Wine Jar with Carved Design of Peony Scrolls, Celadon, Long-quan Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Cup, Bluish opaque Glaze with Reddish-purple Spots, Jun Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Green Glazed Leather Bag Flask, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Brown Glazed Leather Bag Flask, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Flower, Three-colour Glazes, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Phoenix Head, White Slip, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of Five Dotos, White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Design of Floral, Iron Black on White Slip, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Pillow with Impressed and Inlaid Design of Scrolls,White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Pillow with White Sgraffito Decoration of Peony, Green Glaze, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Incised Design of Peony,White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Incised Design of Overlapping Circles,White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Black Sgraffiato Design of Peony,White Slip, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Painted Black Design of Peony,White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Painted Black Design of Peony,White Slip, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Painted Black Design of Phoenixes,White Slip, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Painted Black Design of Peony, Turquoise Blue Glaze, Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Iron-oxide Spots, Black Glaze, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Grasses in Iron-oxide, Black Glaze, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of Grasses in Iron-oxide, Black Glaze, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Vertical Ribs, Black Glaze, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Design of Peony, Over-glaze Enamels on White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Design of Peony, Over-glaze Enamels on White Slip, A Type of Ci-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Design of Phoenixes, Torroiseshell Glaze, Ji-zhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Wine Jar with Design of Fish and Water plants, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
The 4th Chapter: Flourishing Colors and Patterns of Jingdezhen Ware
Wine Jar with Design of Fish and Water plants, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Octagonal Vase with Design of Floral, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of chrysanthemum Scrolls, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of Peony Scrolls, Under-glaze Red, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Grapevine, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Design of Baoxiang-hua Scrolls, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Flask with Design of Flowering Grasses Scrolls, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Flask with Two Handles and Design of Flowers , Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Design of Fruit Tree, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Lotus Pond and Waterfowls in Fa-hua Technique, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Dragon, White Porcelain, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Incised Design of Dragons, Over-glaze Green, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Flower-and-fruit Spray, Under-glaze Blue and Over-glaze Yellow, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Flower-and-fruit Spray, Under-glaze Blue and Over-glaze Yellow, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Flower-and-bird, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Paired Phoenixes, Over-glaze Enamels, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Octagonal Box with Design of Flower-and-bird, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Fish and Water plants, Under-glaze Blue and Over-glaze Red, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Fish and Water plants, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Square Dish with Design of Dragon and Butterflies-and-Flowers, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Ewer with Handle and Design of Peacock, Over-glaze Enamels and Gilt, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Design of Dragon and Waves, Blue and White and Over-glaze Red, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Lotus Pond and Waterfowls, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Mei-ping Vase with Design of Figures, Blue and White, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Foliated Basin with Design of Fish and Water Plants, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Foliated Basin with Design of Figures, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of Lotus Pond and Waterfowls, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vase with Design of Children, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Candle Stand in Shape of Wrestler, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Lion and Phoenixes, Over-glaze Enamels, Zhangzhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Phoenixes, Over-glaze Enamels, Zhangzhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Ridged Design of Grasses, Blue Glaze, Zhangzhou Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Incense Burner with Design of Figures, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Bowl with Design of Landscape, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Foliate Rimmed Dish with Design of Rabbit and Birds, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Foliate Rimmed Dish with Design of Figures, Blue and White, unknown, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Flask with Circle Design, Under-glaze Blue and Red, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Vasa with Design of Flower-and-bird, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Dish with Design of Flower-and-bird, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar with Design of Lotus Pond and Waterfowls, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Square Vase with Design of Lotus Pond, Over-glaze Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Jar withTwo Handles and Design of Deer with Landscape in Famille rose Enamels, Jing-de-zhen Ware, From the collection of: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
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