06 janvier 2019

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Porcelain with ivory white glaze (Ding ware). H. Incl. base 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991, 1991.253.15. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2017

White porcelain dish with lotus flower design, Ding Ware, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century

White porcelain dish with lotus flower design, Ding Ware, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th century. H. 2.7, D. 25.8, bottom D. 18.3. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG736 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
28 juillet 2017

Song dynasty ceramics in National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Vase, Song dynasty, 960 CE-1279. Stoneware, 20.0 × 10.6 cm diameter. Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria, in memory of George Ewing by Mrs M. E. Cutten, Founder Benefactor, 1979, AS26-1979. © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Bulbous with trumpet shape mouth, dark brown/black gloss glaze.  Bowl, Song dynasty, 960 CE-1279, Jizhou, Jiangxi province. Jizhou ware, 7.2 × 18.1 cm diameter. Presented by Yamanaka & Co. Ltd, 1939, 4650-D3. © National Gallery... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Ding Ware Bowl with Molded Fish and Floral Pattern, Jin Dynasty, 1127 – 1279 A.D.

Ding Ware Bowl with Molded Fish and Floral Pattern, Jin Dynasty, 1127 – 1279 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Diameter: 17.2cm A deep porcelaineous stoneware bowl with a translucent ivory colored glaze that pools to viscous drips on the exterior. The inside is crisply molded with a dense floral decoration contained within a key-fret just below the inside rim, which is unglazed. The very center has a molded depiction of two fish swimming in tandem amongst waves, a symbol of marital bliss. There is a slight warp to the rim,... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

Ding Ware Square Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D.

Ding Ware Square Bowl, Five Dynasties Period, 907 – 960 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Width: 10.8cm A deep square porcelaineous stoneware bowl with foliate form rim and molded floral decorations around the cavetto, conforming to the petals. The inside bottom has a central coin shaped medallion with molded plum blossom pattern. The entire piece, except for its flat unglazed base, is covered with an idyllic early Ding ware glaze that pools to a taupe color. One minute and two small rim chip restorations. Although this... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2017

Lobed Bowl (Wan), China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127

Lobed Bowl (Wan), China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127, Ding ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with transparent glaze and metal rim. Height: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.108). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA Bibliography: Kuwayama, George.  Chinese Ceramics:  The Heeramaneck Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1973.
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15 janvier 2017

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks among Leaves and Cattails, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks among Leaves and Cattails, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved and incised decoration; metal rim. H. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); diam. 23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.).Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1924.312. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago  Cf. Handbook of Oriental Art, 1933 *Fig. 32, p. 27; Handbook of Oriental Art, 1933 p.27*
15 janvier 2017

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks in a Lotus Pond, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century

Bowl with Mandarin Ducks in a Lotus Pond, Northern Song dynasty, (960–1127), 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved decoration; metal rim. H. 7.0 cm (2 3/4 in.); diam. 23.1 cm (9 1/16 in.). Unknown, rx17560/147. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
15 janvier 2017

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century

Dish with Ducks and Water Plants, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), early 11th century. Ding ware; porcelain with underglaze carved and incised decoration. H. 5.1 cm (2 in.); diam. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.). Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1926.297. Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago