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]

02 février 2016

Property of William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (c. 1450 - 1532), Longquan celadon bowl with English mounts

Property of William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (c. 1450 - 1532), Longquan celadon bowl with English mounts, bowl c. 1500, mounts 1500 - 1530; Longquan kilns, stoneware, with green celadon glaze; gold mounts, 12.3 cm (height), at mouth 16.6 cm (diameter), at foot 10.4 cm (diameter), 6.8 cm min. (diameter). Lent by New College, University of Oxford. LI1086.1. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford This bowl is not strictly porcelain but would have been regarded as... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2016

Longquan celadon vase in double-gourd form, Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Longquan celadon vase in double-gourd form, Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368), Longquan kilns, stoneware, individual sections thrown separately and luted together with slip; slip-trailed decoration under a green celadon glaze; gold lacquer repair; 26 cm (height), 15 cm (diameter). Presented by Professor Ian James McMullen, 2008. EA2008.30. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
29 janvier 2016

Longquan celadon vase with floral decoration, Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Longquan celadon vase with floral decoration, Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368), Longquan kilns, stoneware, with incised decoration under a green celadon glaze, 23.2 cm (height), 12.5 cm (diameter), at foot 8.2 cm (diameter). Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956. EA1956.3918. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
09 mars 2015

Priestley & Ferraro at TEFAF 2015 Antiques

Longquan celadon collared water sprinkler ('daji ping'), China, Longquan kilns, Zhejiang province, late Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) or early Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), 13th century. Priestley & Ferraro (stand 259) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Height 18 cm Dingyao Dish, Ding kilns, Quyang, Hebei province, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Priestley & Ferraro (stand 259) - TEFAF 2015 Antiques (13-22 March 2015) Carved, lotus pattern... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2014

Greenware bowl with lotus petals, Longquan kilns, 13th century (1201 - 1300), Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty

Greenware bowl with lotus petals, Longquan kilns, 13th century (1201 - 1300), Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279) - Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368), stoneware, thrown, with carved decoration under a green celadon glaze; glazed base; glazed rim, 7.2 cm height) - 15 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.101, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex This bowl, with narrower petals than the other lotus bowl in the Barlow Collection, [LI1301.193], is slightly later than date. Related bowls,... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2014

Greenware funerary vase with floral decoration, Longquan kilns, 11th century (1001 - 1100)

Greenware funerary vase with floral decoration, Longquan kilns, 11th century (1001 - 1100), China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960 - 1127), stoneware, thrown, with combed and incised decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; unglazed rim, with lid 26 cm (height) - 13 cm (diameter) - at foot 7.8 cm (diameter).Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust., LI1301.258; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © The University of Sussex A similar jar lacking its cover has been excavated from a tomb near Longquan city, which is datable to... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2012

Vase (meiping) with inscription 'Fine wine with delicate aroma'. Yuan-Ming dynasty, 1350-1400

Vase (meiping) with inscription 'Fine wine with delicate aroma'. Yuan-Ming dynasty, 1350-1400. Longquan kilns, south China. Stoneware with olive green (celadon) glaze. Height: 47 cm. FE.34-1972. E. V. Lee Gift. © V&A Images. Jar of 'meiping' form, with high shoulders, small short neck and thick foot. The vase is decorated with four panels with ideograms in carved relief and floral motifs on the shoulders, a large band of floral scrolls on the central part, and tall petals rising from the... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2012

Dish, stoneware with green 'celadon' glaze, Longquan kilns, China, 14th century

Dish, stoneware with green 'celadon' glaze, Longquan kilns, China, 14th century. Diameter: 31.5 cm. C.1-1940. Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst. © V&A Images.  Large dish with fluted sides, wavy edge and narrow rim, decorated with incised scrolls, 'chevron-and-scale- pattern and central stylised flower under the glaze, covered with green 'celadon' glaze and with four moulded and unglazed fish in relief. Green-glazed stonewares from Zhejiang were the most common type of Chinese ceramics exported to the... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2012

Dish with fish design. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).

Dish with fish design. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Longquan kilns, south China. Stoneware with pale green (celadon) glaze. Museum no. C.32-1946. F.E. Colthurst bequest [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images