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National Museum of History

Exquisite Zisha Ware: Teapots from the Ming to the Present from the Hwang Jeng Shyong Collection
is on display at National Museum of History (49 Nan Hai Road, Taipei City; Tel:02-2361-0270) until March 23.
Tea-drinking as an art has a long and venerable history in Taiwan. In fact it is an indispensable part of our daily lives. The public's love of tea-drinking has also given rise to a multi-faceted tea culture; tea drinkers are as concerned with the quality of the teapot as they are with the tea leaves, with the teapot being perceived to affect the tea's quality. In addition to its role as a vehicle for artistic creativity, it embodies the lifestyle and spirit of the Chinese people. This, in turn, is embodied in the creation of a teapot. A good teapot is one which incorporates the essence of Chinese tea-drinking philosophy, and is an object of desire.
The National Museum of History has specially invited Hwang Jeng Shyong, a renowned Zisha teapot aficionado, to hold an exhibition of his impressive Zisha teapot collection. The aim of the exhibition is to promote teapot art and culture, as well as to spur interest in the collection and study of art and cultural items. Hwang's philosophy as an avid collector and interest in the promotion of the artform will no doubt set an example for budding teapot lovers and collectors alike.
The exhibition consists of over 130 Zisha teapots carefully selected from Hwang's collection of more than 2,000 by experts both Taiwan and Mainland China. Each teapot is a masterpiece of its period. The exhibition is also complemented by illustrations personally written by Taiwan's leading Zisha teapot scholar Huang Chien-Liang.. In addition to publishing an exhibition catalogue for lovers of tea art, we also hope to lead the general public into a greater enjoyment of the world of tea.


Updated : 2021-07-30 09:21 GMT+08:00