The silky, smooth "tianbai" (sweet white) glaze was first and only developed in the Yongle regin of Ming Dynasty. The Emperor had a particular preference for white porcelains, and he once actually articulated his appreciation towards the imperial productions, describing them “pure and lustrous, indeed pleasing to the heart”.
One week later, the National Palace Museum of Taipei will present the "Coming exhibit: Pleasingly Pure and Lustrous: Porcelains from the Yongle Reign (1403-1424) of the Ming Dynasty" exhibition, showcasing a hundred Yongle wares including taibai, bulue and white, and red-glazed porcelains.
This tianbai stemcup is one of the exhibit highlights.
Date: May 18, 2017 - To be confirmed
Venue: National Palace Museum, Taiper, (Northern Branch, Exhibition Area, Room 203)
Opening Information of the Palace Museum
Opening Hours: 8:30 - 18:30 (To 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Address: No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City
Phone: +886-(2)-2881-2021 / +886-(2)-6610-3600
Admission: NT 250 (No additional charge for this exhibition)