11 août 2014

Two Jian ware tea bowls, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Jian ware tea bowl,  China, Fujian province, Song dynasty (960-1279), stoneware, tenmoku glaze, silver rim, 6.9 x 12.4 cm. Purchased 1965. EC4.1965. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney The tea bowl was made in the Song dynasty (960-1279) in the south-eastern province of Fujian and was a type of stoneware produced in vast quantities for everyday use. Its appeal is in its glaze colour and texture and in the well-potted functional form. These bowls,... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Two Henan ware, Song dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Henan Blackware vase, circa 1200, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Henan Province, stoneware with a black glaze, 4.0 cm diam. of mouth; 22.0 x 19.0 cm. Gift of Graham E. Fraser 1993. 332.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Brown-glazed stonewares from the Henan province were part of an extensive ceramic industry that spread throughout northern China during the Song dynasty. They were a popular ware used in most households and not... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Three porcelain bowls with 'qingbai' glaze, Song dynasty-Yuan dynasty at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Dish, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze, 5.3 x 18.3 cm. Gift of Peter Elliott 2006. 195.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze, 6.4 x 18.6 cm. Bequest of Ken Myer 2009. 25.2009. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Bowl, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368), porcelain with... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Pair of qingbai conical bowls, 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Pair of qingbai conical bowls, 13th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279) - Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368), porcelain with duck egg blue glaze and incised decoration, 6.6 x 18.4 cm & 6.5 x 18.4 cm. Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003. 194.2003.1 & 194.2003.2. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
11 août 2014

Two Song dynasty Yue ware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Covered box, Yue ware, 10th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with incised design, 3.5 x 6.2 cm: a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 579.1993.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2014

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Incense tripod burner, Ge ware, 13th century, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 7.5 x 9.8 cm; 9.5 cm diam. of mouth. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 584.1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Popular among the Song court bureaucracy were ceramics with the appearance of 'crazing' (fine lines produced by the shrinking of the glaze in the kiln) in their thick glaze, enhanced by rubbing ink into the cracks. Wares such as this, known as Ge... [Lire la suite]


11 août 2014

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279)

Brush washer in the shape of a plum blossom, guan ware, China, Southern Song (1127 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with crackled glaze, 2.7 x 10.8 cm. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1998. 60.1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney  'Guan' means 'official' and imperial Guan wares were made for the newly established Southern Song court after the style of wares made previously for the northern court at Kaifeng. Produced at the Guan kilns... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century, yellow silk brocade, 135.8 x 187.4 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2000, 137.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This magnificent Tibetan 'chuba', or 'ji fu' (auspicious cloth), was tailored from 18th century Chinese 'kesi' (or woven tapestry) silk brocade probably woven in the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing. During the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties,... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2014

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435)

Stem cup with design of eight Buddhist emblems, China, Ming dynasty (1368- 1644), Xuande period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 10.0 x 11.9 cm. Purchased 1979, 464.1979. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Emperor Xuande ascended the throne of China in 1426: his reign is celebrated amongst Chinese connoisseurs for the superior quality of its porcelains, bronzes and lacquers. Xuande himself reportedly took a personal interest in the... [Lire la suite]


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