13 octobre 2013

"Vietnamese Ceramics from the Menke Collection"at Johnson Museum of Art

Vietnamese, Lê Dynasty (1428–1788). Plate with floral designs. Stoneware with blue and white underglaze decoration and red and green overglaze enamels. The Menke Collection. Photo Eric Zetterquist ©2013 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University The history of Vietnamese ceramic traditions reflects the complex history of Vietnam itself. Early on, during a millennium of rule by China, northern Vietnamese potters learned from China’s ceramic technology even as the region incorporated aspects of Chinese... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2011

Pitcher with a makara-head spout, Vietnam, Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries)

 Pitcher with a makara-head spout, Vietnam, Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries). © Galerie Christophe Hioco Detail: handle. © Galerie Christophe Hioco Detail: spout. © Galerie Christophe Hioco bronze, H: 28 cm; length: 32.5 cm. Price On Request This pitcher with its spout shaped like a makara head from the Giao-Chi era (1st to 3rd centuries CE) is an exceptional object. Its basic shape is reminiscent of the Hu vases of the Han era, with a flaring foot and a paunchy body. The spout, for its part, is not classical. It... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2011

The John Menke Collection of Vietnamese Ceramics @ Zetterquist Galleries

Four Island Plate, Vietnam, Lê Dynasty,16th century. Courtesy Zetterquist Galleries Large Blue and White Barbed Rim Plate with underglaze cobalt blue depiction of four islands in the sea, surrounded by a band of petal designs and the cavetto of the bowl covered in  large lotus petal depictions with beautifully painted ruyi patterns within.  The mouth rim is decorated with another band of cloud decoration.  Diameter: 32.5cm.  Areas of rim fritting. Published in “Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate... [Lire la suite]