Ceramics Study Group (NSW)

"Made in China" Symposium Invitation


National Trust Centre
Upper Fort St
Observatory Hill, NSW


TAASA Members $40.00
Non-Members $50.00


<p><strong>&quot;Made in China&quot; Symposium Invitation</strong></p>
Carp tureens 1760-80, porcelain with enamel decoration, width 45.5 cms. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts


Members and guests are warmly invited to attend the “Made in China”
symposium. Our three guest speakers will focus on several aspects of trade
ceramics produced by China for markets other than Europe.

Jackie Menzies’ introductory Overview will discuss the sheer scale of the
Chinese export ceramic industry to markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the
Middle East, Europe and America. The trade which began in the 9th century,
continues today with ceramic shapes and decoration determined by the
demands of various markets. Jackie’s presentation will survey the diversity of
styles found in export ceramics, highlighting some of the finest, most
extravagant or most intriguing examples.
Jackie Menzies is President of TAASA. Previously, she was head of Asian Art at
the Art Gallery of New South Wales where she was involved in the research
and display of their Chinese ceramic collection.


In his presentation, John Yu will explore Chinese Trade Ware for Southeast Asia
and its influence on local ceramic production
. When we think of Chinese trade
ceramics, we often think about 17th -18th century trade ceramics made for
Western Europe but Chinese kilns produced ceramic wares for export in the
Song and Yuan periods for East Asia and later, for the Southeast Asian market.
John will examine ceramics made for Vietnam and the Philippines and beyond
to Indonesia.
John Yu is a retired paediatrician and a collector for over 40 years of Southeast
Asian ceramics and textiles. John has served on several museum and gallery
boards as well as on TAASA’s founding board. More recently, his collection has
been exhibited at two exhibitions at Mosman Art Gallery: Encounters with Bali
and Upacara-Ceremonial Art from Southeast Asia.


Carl Wantrup will highlight Ko-sometsuke and Shonsui wares: Chinese
Porcelain for the Japanese market in the late Ming.
Carl will describe and show

examples of some of the output of Chinese blue and white porcelain
production from private kilns in Jingdezhen for the Japanese market during the
Tianqi and Chongzhen reigns at the end of the Ming dynasty. These are known
as ko-sometsuke and Shonsui wares in Japan made specifically for the Japanese
tea ceremony in accordance with designs by tea masters. He will also be
discussing the cultural background of the tea ceremony and its changing tastes
and design aesthetics.
Carl Wantrup has been collecting, dealing and consulting in Asian works of arts
for over twenty years. He is an independent researcher of Japanese ceramics
and specifically wares related to the Japanese tea ceremony, including Chinese
ceramics ordered for the Japanese market.

Members are invited to bring along their relevant pieces for display and discussion.


WHEN: Saturday, February 18 2023, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Upper Fort St, Observatory Hill, Sydney. 

COST:  TAASA members $40, non-members $50. Refreshments will be served.

HOW TO BOOK:  Please RSVP your attendance by email to Margaret White  (margaret.artmoves@gmail.com)  by Friday 10 February. Please RSVP before paying. 


1.  By Direct Debit ("your name SYMPOSIUM" as reference)
BSB: 012 003     Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name:   The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card or Paypal on this website - see booking button on top right of this page


Captions for images above right:

Bencharong porcelain made for the Thai market 17th c. Image courtesy John Yu.

Ko-sometsuke porcelain, Ming dynasty(1620-1644). Image courtesy Carl Wantrup.

Saturday, 18th February, 2023 10:30 am to 1:00 pm