C HINA / 5000 YEARS features a selection of over 130 Ming and Qing porcelains and textiles, early ceramics, bronzes, jades, Asian and Chinese art reference books, and other Chinese works of art. Highlights include a large famille-rose ‘peach’ vase (Tianqiuping), a late Shang / early Western Zhou dynasty archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), a selection of Ming and Qing porcelains from a New York private collection, and a group of early ceramics from a Canadian private collection.
We are honored to present an extraordinary group of early ceramics from a private Canadian Collection. The collector who amassed the group of ceramics, met Feng Xianming on a trip to Asia, and they soon became close friends through their shared interests in Chinese works of art. Feng, considered as one of the most prominent scholars and connoisseurs in the field, started his research in the Palace Museum, Beijing, in the 1950s and was a crucial figure in the advancement of the study on Chinese ceramics. Throughout the years, Feng would often advise the collector, and this collection stands as a testament to the strong friendship that flourished through the shared appreciation of Chinese ceramics.