National Memory


Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China

National Memory    

Messenger of Friendship· China Blesss

Jingdezhen National Porcelain Exhibition

 

Exhibition date: July 19th-December 18th, 2019

Organizer: Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum

Venue: Jingdezhen China Ceramics Museum No.1 Temporary Exhibition Hall

Number of Exhibits: 93 (Sets)

Introduction to the exhibition

Ceramics is a great invention of China. Jingdezhen is the world-famous porcelain capital. From the founding of New China in 1949 to today, the state porcelain produced by Jingdezhen has become an important cultural envoy in the process of national diplomacy and cultural dissemination, and has made indelible contributions to China's move to the world and the world's understanding of China.

Over the past 70 years, Jingdezhen's urban pattern, economic scale and people's life have undergone earth-shaking changes. Jingdezhen's ceramic industry has honed forward, innovated and continuously developed in the past few decades. A large number of state-used porcelain, which can represent China's highest artistic and technological level, have emerged. The theme of this exhibition is to reproduce the elegant demeanour of state-used porcelain and show the style of a great country.


Preface

Porcelain is a great invention of the Chinese people.

Jingdezhen is the world's porcelain capital where kiln fires have been burning for thousands of years.

The world knows China through porcelain.

Jingdezhen talks to the world through porcelain.

The Chinese nation regards porcelain as a means of ritual and making friends.

Jingdezhen craftsmen meticulously designed and made with passion.

China's blessing to the world with porcelain as a gift;

Tell the world the story of China with friends.

You are a gentle Chinese temperament;

You are brilliant Chinese wisdom.

You are the Chinese image.

You are Chinese peaceful  spirit.

Jingdezhen, as the production base of national porcelain, is honorably undertaking the production tasks of national important celebrations, important places for state activities and diplomatic etiquette porcelain, ensuring the quality and level of national porcelain, and also sharpening and promoting the research and development and firing capabilities of Jingdezhen porcelain.  Powerful forces from the country are blessing Jingdezhen porcelain to keep pace with the times.  Jingdezhen national porcelain also reflects the glory and dream of the Republic's growth and expansion with its exquisite quality, and has become an important part of national memory.

With this exhibition, we would like to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Jingdezhen porcelain witnessed almost all the wonderful historical moments ..



 

 



Part: Porcelain specially fo Chairman Mao, 7501

Part II: State Ritual Porcelain

 


  


  

 

Part III: Furnished Porcelain for Important Events


  


  

  


  

 

Part IV: Commemorative Porcelain for the Founding of PRC

  


  


  

Part China's Porcelain Office

             


  

 

Part  : Olympic porcelain


  


  

 

Part VI: Porcelain for International Important Foreign Affairs Activities



  


  


  


 

Part VII Important Historical Moments


  


  


  


Part VIII: National Emblem Porcelain


  


From 1953 to 2017, when the "founding porcelain" was made for the newly-born Republic, to 2017, when the display porcelain was designed for the main venue of the Beijing "the belt and road initiative" International Cooperation Summit Forum.

From the first state porcelain office in new China to undertake the production tasks directly assigned by the general office of the central government and the general office of the state Council, to the design and production of domestic porcelain bearing the national emblem for all Chinese embassies abroad;

From the blue and white teacups in Zhongnanhai, the Great Hall of the People and Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to the large ceramic mural Song of the Forest at the Capital International Airport.

From the "Nixon Cup" witnessed by the history of Sino-US diplomatic relations to the brilliant blue-and-white ponceau rouge-grilled-flower mountain water pattern depicting the golden tea ware at Haihu Manor;

From the powerful "Hero" picture jar given to Russian President Putin to the flower-glazed porcelain carved Monkey King given to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who belongs to the zodiac monkey.

From the decoration bottle of "Happy New Year" given to Queen Elizabeth of England to the porcelain carving of "Liuhe Tongchun" given to King Bhumibol of Thailand;

From the "Asian, African and Latin American People's Unity" commemorative porcelain plate drawn from Xincai to the enamel "Fulu Wandai" jade pot and spring bottle displayed at APEC meeting.

From the blue and white "plum and bamboo" stationery porcelain given to the crown prince of Japan in 1978 to the "lotus plumes" stationery utensils written by ms Peng Liyuan for heads of state's wives at the APEC meeting in 2014;

From the mysterious "7501" porcelain used by Chairman Mao to the "couple's deep love" tea cups for tea tasting in Diaoyutai of General Secretary Xi Jinping and Chairman Kim Jong Un's wife and husband.

From the "butterfly love flower" blue and white porcelain bottle on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China to the "peaceful country and people's peace" tableware on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

From the blue and white cup on the podium of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic games to the special porcelain for the Tiananmen gate during the Beijing military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the anti-Japanese war and the 70th anniversary of the victory of the anti-fascist war in 2015;

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Jingdezhen national porcelain has strung together countless wonderful "national memories" of the People's Republic of China.

One national grand ceremony after another;

One friendly visit after another;

One solemn meeting after another;

One warm tea after another;

One by one grand festival;

A grand venue one by one;

Elegant halls one by one;

One classic moment after another;

You are sometimes the background, glaze flashing, full of aura;

You are sometimes a companion, elegant in temperament and as gentle as jade.

Sometimes you are a prop, with exquisite design and happy guests and guests.

Sometimes you are the focus, reaching to the theme and playing elegant music at the end.

You always appear in silence, with thousands of years of civilization in your presence.

You always say nothing with a smile, but tell the stories of China and Jingdezhen with silent patterns.

You radiate the cultural confidence of a natural big country from the outside to the inside.

You are so kind, every shape, every decoration and every design are expressing sincere wishes to the world. The shape will be beautiful and the decoration will be auspicious.

You are porcelain, you are CHINA, you are the temperament and appearance of China, you are the pride and classic of Jingdezhen.