Ancient Asian ceramics


January 22, 1998|By John Dorsey

The Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College in Annapolis is now showing an exhibit of more than 50 works of Asian ceramics created in China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand and dating from 300 B.C. to the 19th century. The show includes porcelains and stoneware, glazed and unglazed pieces in a variety of shapes. Among the pieces are an earthenware jar of about 300 B.C. found in excavations of bronze age culture in northeastern Thailand; a 15th century Vietnamese porcelain dish decorated with a peony spray surrounded by petal designs unique to Vietnamese ceramics; a white porcelain Chinese dish of the 14th or 15th century, and an unglazed gray stoneware Korean vase of the 11th or 12th century. The collection comes from the University Art Gallery of California State University at San Bernardino.

At the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College, Annapolis, through Feb. 25. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 410-626-2556.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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