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Behind the blue-and-white: Chinese ceramic expert gives lecture at Ayala Museum

MANILA –  Chinese ceramic expert, May Huang, is coming to Manila to talk on the recently discovered blue-and-white shards from downtown Jingdezhen in China. The lecture, “New Discoveries on 14th Century Blue-and-White Ware”, will be held on November 22, 2014 at  3 p.m. at the Ayala Museum. 

The event is organized by Asia Society Philippines, Oriental Ceramic Society of the Philippines (OCSP) and Ayala Museum. 

In 2009, a group of early Yuan blue-and-white shards were discovered accidentally in downtown Jingdezhen at Hongwei Cinema and excavated thereafter.  By far the most important aspect of the new discoveries is its Persian inscriptions on the rims of seven pieces of shards of stem bowls, unraveling the past controversy over the origin of the 14th century blue-and-white ware.


May Huang is a highly accredited ceramic archaeologist. A lecturer at the School of Ceramic Art, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute,  she has twice received the Institute’s award of Exemplary Teacher.

Ms. Huang will be joined by the ceramic specialist Rita Tan and the distinguished Yuan blue-and-white ware collector Larry Gotuaco. Ms. Tan will give a brief introduction on the 14th century or Yuan blue-and-white ware, stressing the importance of this particular discovery. Mr. Gotuaco will  give a short presentation on the Philippine finds of this group of ware.
“New Discoveries on 14th Century Blue-and-White Ware” is presented by Security Bank and Watershed Developments.

Tickets are P350 for adults and P200 for students, senior citizens, AGC employees and members of Ayala Museum, Asia Society and Oriental Ceramics Society of the Philippines. Lecture fees include admission to the museum exhibitions. 

For ticket inquiries, call Ayala Museum at 7598288 or email hello@ayalamuseum.org.

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