Song-dynasty ceramics — made in China, adored in Japan
The Linyushanren Collection, a comprehensive selection of wares dating to the Song dynasty, embodies the centuries-long Japanese love affair with China’s finest kilns.
A highlight of Asian Art Week in New York, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: The Linyushanren Collection, Part II sale represents a 20-year journey of discovery made by a distinguished Japanese collector. Central to it are monochrome-glazed ceramics from the prized Ru, Ge, Guan, Jun and Ding kilns of the Song dynasty.
‘Each carefully selected work displays the bold design, opalescent glaze or sophisticated shape that made ceramics of this period desirable for more than 1,000 years,’ says Michelle Cheng, a specialist in the Chinese Works of Art department.