11 mai 2018

'Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (part 5)' at Eskenazi, from 10 May to 1 June 2018

 'Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (part 5)' at Eskenazi, from 10 May to 1 June 2018 © Eskenazi LONDON - Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 20 ceramics of the Song Dynasty from 10 May to 1 June 2018 in London. Widely recognised as the pinnacle of Chinese ceramic art, Song ceramics have been revered for centuries and influenced design worldwide into the 21st century. Echoing the scholar spirit of the Song dynasty and the period’s appreciation for the life force of nature, or qi, the ceramics will be shown... [Lire la suite]

04 juillet 2016

The Barlow Chinese collection at Ashmolean Museum

Sir (James) Alan Noel Barlow (1881–1968), by Walter Stoneman, 1941.© National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968) was a distinguished civil servant and a leading 20th-century collector of Chinese and other eastern ceramics. His particular focus was the fine stonewares and porcelains of the Tang (AD 618-906) and Song (AD 960-1279) dynasties. Deeply committed to public education, he left the collection as a trust to be used in universities and museums by the widest possible audience. In addition to the examples in... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Pillow with hawk hunting a swan (spring hunt), Zhang Family Workshop, 12th–13th century, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Pillow with hawk hunting a swan (spring hunt), Zhang Family Workshop, 12th–13th century, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Stoneware painted with brown and black pigment on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware); L. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm). H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); D. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm). Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985 (1985.214.132). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The spring hunt and a related autumnal event were integral to the yearly cycle of the Jurchen, a nomadic people from... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2015

Pear-shaped Bottle, Cizhou ware, Song dynasty, 12th century

Pear-shaped Bottle, Cizhou ware, Song dynasty, 12th century. Stoneware with "oil-spot" glaze; 12 13/16 x 6 3/4 in. (32.54 x 17.15 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 99.69.2 © 2015 All Rights Reserved. Minneapolis Institute of Art Used primarily for serving wine during the Jin (1115-1234) and Yuan (1279-1368) dynasties, the distinctive form of pear-shaped bottles seem to have originated in eleventh century silver vessels which were imitated in ceramic at the Ding kilns of north China. The rare "oil-spot" glaze of... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2015

Bowl, stoneware of marbled clay, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1000

Bowl, stoneware of marbled clay, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1000. Diameter: 12.2 cm. Given by Mr Aubrey Le Blond. Museum no. C.602-1918. © V&A Images Cizhou is a term used to describe a variety of ceramics made in northern China during the Song dynasty (960-1127). Contrary to the imperial wares of the time, which were prized for their perfection of form and glaze, Cizhou wares were made for everyday use, and were often decorated with bold patterns. This bowl was made by marbling, a... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2015

Vase, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (1025-1050)

Vase, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (1025-1050). Stoneware with cream-coloured slip, incised and punched. Height: 38.0 cm, Diameter: 16.0 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. C.31-1935 © V&A Images. his slender jar is an example of Cizhou ware, a term embracing a range of high-fired stoneware made in several regions of northern China. The distinguishing feature is the white or cream-coloured... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2015

Andrew Kahane, at Asia Week New York 2015

A Chinese Marbled Globular Jar, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century; 3 3/4 inches (9.3 cm) high x 4 inches (10.2 cm) diameter. Andrew Kahane at Asia Week New York 2015 An Early Chinese Painted Pottery Figure of a Horse. China, Six Dynasties period, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550). Height: 11.5 inches (28.8 cm). Andrew Kahane at Asia Week New York 2015 A Dark Brown Glazed Bud-Form Jar. China, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century, Cizhou ware. Height: 3 7/8 inches (9.5 cm) x... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234)

Cizhou ware vase with floral decoration, Cizhou kiln-sites, 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300), Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), stoneware, thrown, covered in white slip, and with brown slip-painted decoration under a transparent glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim, 24.7 cm (height) - 12.5 cm (diameter) - at foot 7.2 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.189, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex This form, known in Chinese as meiping (‘prunus blossom bottle’), was one of the most... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2014

Cup, 1200s-1300s, Northern China, Jin dynasty or Yuan dynasty

Cup, 1200s-1300s, Northern China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) or Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), stoneware with underglaze painted decoration, Cizhou ware, Overall - h:12.10 cm (h:4 3/4 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1948.222, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
17 juillet 2014

Vase, 1000s-1100s, Northern China, Liao dynasty or Northern Song dynasty

Vase, 1000s-1100s, Northern China, Liao dynasty (916-1125) or Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), green-glazed stoneware with underglaze white-slip coating, Cizhou ware, Diameter - w:13.50 cm (w:5 5/16 inches) Overall - h:32.60 cm (h:12 13/16 inches). Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.656, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.