Lecture | Antiquity as Decoration: Decoding the Motifs on the Wadsworth’s Blue-and-White Chinese Jar

November 20, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

5:45 pm: Reception and Gallery Viewing
6:30 pm: Lecture

Focusing on a crisp blue and white porcelain jar in the Wadsworth’s collection, Yunchiahn Sena, professor of art at Trinity College, will consider erudition and the production of porcelain under the Kangxi Emperor (1654–1722), the longest reigning emperor of China.

Co-sponsored with the Design and Decorative Arts Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Art History Program of Trinity College.


Image: Covered Jar, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period, late 17th–early 18th century. Chinese, Jingdezhen. Hard paste porcelain. 1951.324A: 24-1/2” h. (without cover) x 18” w. x 10-1/2” d. (upper rim), 1951.324B: 7” h. Bequest of Elisha E. Hilliard, 1951.324.