08 janvier 2017

Jar with two loop handles, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Jar with two loop handles, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126), Northern China. Crackle-glazed high fired ceramic with purple splashes. H. 5 7/8 in x Diam. 6 3/4 in, H. 14.9 cm x Diam. 17.2 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P121. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Jars with two small handles continued to be primary productions in the north since the Tang period. By the time of the Yuan dynasty, these jars were formed with a short neck and rounded lip with two small loop... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735)

Vase with raised grooves in Song style, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Yongzheng emperor (1723-1735), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with crackled glaze, guan ware. H. 9 1/4 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 23.5 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2280 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This vessel's shape and its net-like crackled glaze were common among official (guan) wares produced at the imperial kilns during the Southern Song... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Vase in a Song dynasty style, Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), China, Jiangxi province. Porcelain, guan ware. H. 8 3/8 in x Diam. 5 3/4 in, H. 21.3 cm x Diam. 14.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2321 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
04 janvier 2017

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Bowl with openwork dragons chasing flaming pearl, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hetian nephrite. H. 3 1/2 in x W. 7 3/8 in x D. 6 1/2 in, H. 8.9 cm x W. 18.7 cm x D. 16.5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J456 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The outside walls of this small, shallow gray bowl are carved with high-relief waves from which three dragons emerge to peer over the rim and chase a flaming pearl. The thickness of the vessel walls, the dragon... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Mao Xiang (Chinese), Transplanting rice seedlings, dated 1588

Mao Xiang (Chinese), Transplanting rice seedlings, dated 1588. Hanging scroll. Ink and colors on silk. H. 12 3/4 in x W. 21 1/2 in, H. 32.4 cm x W. 54.6 cm (image). The Avery Brundage Collection, B62D19 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This painting presents country life along a waterway. In the right foreground is a country house with an open window through which can be seen a desk piled with books—clearly the country home of a member of the educated elite. At... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2017

Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor

Bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue and overglaze decoration. H. 2 1/2 in x Diam. 4 3/4 in, H. 6.4 cm x Diam. 12.1 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B67P26 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. During the Jiajing-Wanli period, color schemes for polychrome decorations developed into various styles. One such style separated the use of underglaze-blue and overglaze materials, as seen on this piece. The... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2017

Large bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Large bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze red decoration. H. 5 in x Diam. 12 1/8 in, H. 12.7 cm x Diam. 30.8 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B63P9 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
03 janvier 2017

Dish with ducks and aquatic plants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Dish with ducks and aquatic plants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze-blue decoration, qinghua ware. H. 1 7/8 in x Diam. 5 1/8 in, H. 4.8 cm x Diam. 13.1 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B62P154 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. One lone duck is shown sleeping on a spit of land surrounded by water in the interior bottom of this bowl. A floral scroll surrounds the interior rim. On the exterior of the body are... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2016

Jar with fish in lotus pond, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Jar with fish in lotus pond, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province.Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome decoration. H. 11 1/2 in x Diam. 13 5/8 in, H. 29.2 cm x Diam. 34.6 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P79. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Fish in a lotus pond, symbolic of eternal prosperity, had been a widespread motif in Yuan porcelain and became repopularized in the... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2016

Cup with a scene of Taoist temples, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Cup with a scene of Taoist temples, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566), China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Painted and glazed porcelain. H. 4 in x Diam. 4 1/2 in, H. 10.2 cm x Diam. 11.5 cm.  The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2374. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. The shape of this cup, resembling an upside-down bell, was commonly reproduced throughout the Qing period. The interior creates an atmosphere of immortal... [Lire la suite]