25 juillet 2014

Two Lotus Sutra in the Peabody Essex Museum collections

Lotus Sutra, 1420, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Woodblock print on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lotus Sutra, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The Lotus Sutra proclaims itself to be the Buddha’s ultimate teaching. First compiled at the end of the second century, the Lotus Sutra, has been printed and hand copied innumerable times. In these two examples, the brush’s movement and modulation is as apparent in the earlier Imperial... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty

Temple Bell, 13th year of the reign of the Shunzhi emperor, 1657, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Bronze. Given in memory of Edward Cunningham by his descendants, 1968. E78689 © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The chime bell first appeared in China in the Western Zhou dynasty (11th century -771 B.C.E.), and the corresponding Rites of Zhou states “Rites and music are the means to adjust the transformations of Heaven and Earth and the production of all creation, to serve the ghosts and gods, bring harmony to the myriad people,... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2014

Five Chinese paintings at the Peabody Essex Museum

Yuan Jie (Dates unknown, 16th century), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1554, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lan Ying (1578- active beyond 1660), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1647, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Both of these landscapes strongly allude to the style of the Yuan dynasty artist Ni Zan. Dry, sparsely applied ink, the ‘one-river, two banks’... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

Debut installation of Peabody Essex Museum's new curator of Chinese and East Asian art

Wedding Headdress, China, kingfisher feathers, silk, enamel, brass, beads, pearls, semi-precious stone. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum presents Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art, an installation featuring a selection of more than 30 works spanning 3,000 years which have been drawn from the museum's renowned Chinese collection. Organized by Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's recently appointed curator of Chinese and East Asian art, this installation examines how festivals, ceremonies... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2014

Square Covered Box with Hundred Antiquities, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

Square Covered Box with Hundred Antiquities, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng period (1722-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration, Overall - h:4.00 w:7.50 cm (h:1 9/16 w:2 15/16 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.309.a, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
21 juillet 2014

Dish with Bats and Peaches, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period

Dish with Bats and Peaches, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng mark and period (1722-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration, Diameter - w:20.60 cm (w:8 1/16 inches). Worcester R. Warner Collection 1930.639, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


21 juillet 2014

Dish with Two Cocks in Landscape, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period

Dish with Two Cocks in Landscape, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng mark and period (1722-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration (interior) and ruby monochrome enamel decoration (exterior), Diameter - w:15.20 cm (w:5 15/16 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.200, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
21 juillet 2014

Vase, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period

Vase, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng period (1722-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration, Overall - h:45.80 cm (h:18 inches). Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.693, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
21 juillet 2014

Bowl with Poppies, Tree Peony, and Flowering Mimosa, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and peri

  Bowl with Poppies, Tree Peony, and Flowering Mimosa, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration, Diameter - w:14.10 cm (w:5 1/2 inches) Overall - h:6.60 cm (h:2 9/16 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.201, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
21 juillet 2014

Bowl with Bamboo, Tree Peony, and Swallow, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and reign

Bowl with Bamboo, Tree Peony, and Swallow, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen , Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Yongzheng mark and reign (1723-1735), porcelain with famille rose overglaze enamel decoration and celadon glaze, Diameter - w:11.80 cm (w:4 5/8 inches). Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.199, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


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