Suntory Museum of Art

The Glass that Gallé Adored — Glass from the Qing Imperial Collection Suntory Museum of Art Programs

Vase with Reddish Brown Overlay on Blue Ground and Fish and Lotus Design Inscription: qian long nian zhi, Qianlong era (1736-95), Qing dynasty, Victoria and Albert Museum ©Victoria and Albert Museum

4/25(Wed) - 7/1(Sun) 10:00-18:00 (Last admission: 30 minutes before closing)
* Open until 20:00 on April 29, May 2 and 3
* Open until 24:00 on May 26 due to "Roppongi Art Night 2018"
Suntory Museum of Art
[Admission fee]
Adult ¥1,300, College and High School Student ¥1,000
Elementary, Junior-High school students and under are free.
* On May 26 (Sat) admission fee for adults and students will be ¥500 due to "Roppongi Art Night 2018".
The Qing Dynasty was an extraordinary period in the long history of Chinese glass. The great strides made during this period were due to the decision of the fourth Qing emperor, Kangxi, to establish a glassworks inside the Forbidden City in 1696. His successor, Yongzheng, continued the project, which reached its peak during the reign of the sixth emperor, Qianlong. Qing glass treated transparency and opaqueness as equals and was imbued with great dignity. In this exhibition, we introduce Qing works with extraordinarily beautiful designs with works by Emile Gallé influenced by them.