Ceramic museum opens in Nanjing
2018-07-06 17:02:00

Gaochun District in Nanjing, well-known for exquisite ceramic, opened the Ceramic Museum on July 5.

Visitors walking into the museum will be impressed by a ship about 10 meters tall. It was made by Zhou Yonggan, a national intangible cultural heritage inheritor who created a one-quarter scale model of the ancient ship from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) “Nanhai No.1.”

An ancient wooden merchant ship from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the “Nanhai No.1” was discovered in Yangjiang waters in Guangdong province in 1987. Among all the rediscovered sunken ships in the world, it is the oldest, with the largest hull and the best preserved. Tens of thousands of Southern Song Dynasty porcelain items were found on the ship.

The 10,000-square-meter exhibition space in three connected buildings has four areas dedicated to fields including China's historical porcelain and Gaochun ceramic porcelain, with altogether tens of thousands of exhibits.

Some porcelain used for state banquets are displayed on the second floor. They have been used at the Beijing APEC Summit, the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, the BRICS Summit and the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Dylan