Sun Museum Presents “Folklore in Ming and Qing Porcelain”
Thu 24 Oct 2019 - Sat 8 Feb 2020 10.00 - 18.00 Import to my calendar


Sun Museum is pleased to present an exhibition, entitled “Folklore in Ming and Qing Porcelain”, from 22 October 2019 to 8 February 2020. On display are 46 pieces of porcelain selected from seven private Hong Kong collections. They include blue-and-white, famille-verte, famille-rose, and doucai wares, all painted with characters and scenes excerpted from plays, novels and folk tales. Starting in the Yuan Dynasty, Chinese opera became one of the most popular culture in the society. Some of the opera scenes are illustrated on porcelain. By the late Ming dynasty, the advancement of printing technology had led to the publishing of many popular plays and novels as illustrated books. To cater for the new trend, potters depicted interesting scenes from these books such as Romance of the Western Chamber, The Peony Pavilion, Mandarin-Duck Girdle, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms.     Sun Museum is housed on the 4th floor, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.  Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays. Free Admission.