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From ancient times to the present, porcelain is the most commonly used ware by ordinary people in their everyday life, and also the main utensil in the royal court of the past dynasties. In the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), the court used a large scale of ceramics for decorative items, sacrificial offerings, religious rituals, and internal and external tributes. Thus, the imperial kiln porcelain was one of the symbols that highlight the emperor’s absolute authority. The hardcover catalogue of the Quintessence of Imperial Kiln Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty from the Palace Museum Collection contains images of all the items showcased in the exhibition, as well as the research materials for each exhibit. At the same time, it also includes a thesis written by expert of the Palace Museum on imperial kiln porcelain in the Ming Dynasty. The catalogue presents a selection of 120 pieces (sets) of representative artworks from the imperial porcelain kiln produced in the Hongwu to Wanli periods (1368–1620) of the Ming Dynasty, according to the order of their production times.