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Xiangshan Museum collects Jun wares of master Kong Xiangqing
Published: Sep 14, 2021 06:53 PM
<em>Taihe Zun</em> by handicraft master Kong Xiangqing
Photo: Courtesy of Song Yanchao

Taihe Zun by handicraft master Kong Xiangqing Photo: Courtesy of Song Yanchao

The Xiangshan Museum of the Founding of New China in Beijing has added two new items to its collection: two Jun ware porcelains from Chinese handicraft master Kong Xiangqing. 

As an artist who has spent decades making Jun wares, Kong has established his own unique style when it comes to these wares that feature splashes of purple. 

Fulfill China's Dream, one of the two pieces, was inspired by the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China, which includes several enlightening stories. Shaped like an ancient ritual bronze vessel, it sports four pictures on its central body. 

The other work, Taihe Zun, was the national gift to ASEAN countries at the China-ASEAN Expo in 2020. It features curves representing mountains and seas to mark the close connections among ASEAN countries, but also expresses peace and happiness for all peoples. 

The inclusion of Kong's artworks also marked the two-year anniversary of the museum. 


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