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]
11 août 2015

Tea bowl , Northern Song-Jin dynasty (1100-1200), Jun kilns, north China

Tea bowl , Northern Song-Jin dynasty (1100-1200), Jun kilns, north China. Stoneware with sky blue glaze, Diameter: 11.5 cm. Museum no. FE.167-1974. Mrs B.Z. Seligman Bequest [2007] © V&A Images. This bowl belongs to a type of ceramics known as Jun ware. Chinese ceramics are often categorized by the geographical area in which they were made, as the kilns of a particular region usually made only one or two types of ceramics at a given time in history. Jun ware was produced in the kilns of the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2015

Vase with sky-blue glaze, China, Jun kilns, Northern Song or Jin dynasty (1100–1200)

Vase with sky-blue glaze, China, Jun kilns, Henan, Northern Song or Jin dynasty (1100–1200). Glazed stoneware, splashed with copper. Height: 29.5 cm. Museum no. FE.156-1975 . Sir John Addis Gift [September 2009] © V&A Images This elegant long-necked vase is an example of Jun ware, a type praised by collectors in the Ming dynasty as one of the 'Five Great Song Ceramics' (see p.36)., although unlike these others, which received imperial patronage, Jun was mainly made for a general... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2013

Eskenazi’s annual autumn exhibition focuses on jun ware

Group of Glazed Stoneware Flowerpots, zhadou (cats. 16, 15 and 11). Ming dynasty, 15th century, Jun kilns, Henan province. Diameter of rims: 20 cm; height of each: 19 cm, 18.5 cm and 17.4 cm. Photo courtesy Eskenazi Ltd  LONDON - Eskenazi Ltd will present an exhibition of sixteen pieces of Jun ware at 10 Clifford Street, London, from 31 October to 22 November 2013. The exhibition will be a major contribution to the 16th Asian Art in London (31 October to 9 November), the annual event that unites London’s... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2012

Incense burner. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).

Incense burner. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Jun kilns, north China. Stoneware with blue glaze and purple splashes. Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 9.2 cm. Bought from S.M. Franck & Co. Museum no. C.118-1910 [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images