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]

18 juillet 2016

Vessel, Six Dynasties (220–589), Western Jin (265–316) dynasty

Vessel, Six Dynasties (220–589), Western Jin (265–316) dynasty. Stoneware with celadon glaze (Yue ware). H. 4 5/8 in. (11.3 cm); L. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm). Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Frankenhoff, Ann Eden Woodward Foundation, Ashkenazie & Co., Earl and Irene Morse and Betsie Erskine Gifts and Rogers Fund, 1985; 1985.66 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
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07 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 1)

Greenwares from the Yue Kilns in Zhejiang Province High-fired green-glazed ceramics were first made in east China more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest pieces imitated the shapes and decoration of bronze ritual vessels. Later wares were made for daily use and for burial in tombs. Many burial wares were ceramic models that showed aspects of daily life, such as cooking stoves or domestic animals. From about AD 300 onwards, the Yue kilns began producing inkstones and waterdroppers for calligraphers. In the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2015

Funerary jar, stoneware with celadon glaze, Yue ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1100)

Funerary jar, stoneware with celadon glaze, Yue ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1100). Height: 38.1 cm. Museum no. C.1385-1924 [2007] © V&A Images This offering jar has a simple carved pattern of lotus petals and buds. This decoration may be significant, for it is linked with Buddhist beliefs about rebirth in the Western Paradise. Such jars would have been filled with offerings of rice for the souls of the dead, and then buried in the tombs of the wealthy. This was a common burial ritual in Song China,... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2014

Two Song dynasty Yue ware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Covered box, Yue ware, 10th century, China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279), Zhejiang Province, stoneware with incised design, 3.5 x 6.2 cm: a - lid; 1.7 x 6.2 cm, b - box; 2.3 x 6.1 cm. Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993. 579.1993.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Yue ware kilns hold a prestigious place in Chinese ceramic history. Located in Zhejiang province, the kilns produced the earliest green-glazed high-fired ceramics in the Tang dynasty. These wares were admired technically fro... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

Vase with Peonies and Five Spouts, 900s-1000s, China, Zhejiang province, Hangzhou, Southern Song dynasty

Vase with Peonies and Five Spouts, 900s-1000s, China, Zhejiang province, Hangzhou, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), reen-glazed porcelaneous stoneware with incised decoration, Yue ware, Diameter - w:16.20 cm (w:6 3/8 inches) Overall - h:26.40 cm (h:10 3/8 inches). Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.270, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.

17 juillet 2014

Box, Yue ware, China, Zhejiang province, Song dynasty

Box, Yue ware, China, Zhejiang province, Song dynasty (960-1279), glazed stoneware with incised decoration, Diameter - w:12.50 cm (w:4 7/8 inches) Overall - h:5.40 cm (h:2 1/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1954.580.b, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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16 juillet 2014

Covered Box with Double-Parrot Design, Yue Ware, China, Zhejiang province, Northern Song dynasty

Covered Box with Double-Parrot Design, Yue Ware, China, Zhejiang province, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), glazed stoneware with incised decoration, . The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1987.38.a, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
06 juillet 2013

Lotus bowl. China, 18th-19th century

Lotus bowl. China, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers Yue Ware ceramic bowl. Hairline. 3.25"h. 5"d. Estimate $ 600-800 Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers. Asian Art  -  Jul 26 2013 2:00 PM http://garthslive.com/
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10 juillet 2012

Funerary jar, stoneware with celadon glaze, Yue ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1100

Funerary jar, stoneware with celadon glaze, Yue ware, China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1100. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images Height: 38.1 cm. Museum number: C.1385&A-1924 This jar is in the form of four convex tiers of incised lotus petals with a cover in the form of a lotus. Further ornamented with three bands of pierced bosses, and the flange of the cover is perforated. This offering jar has a simple carved pattern of lotus petals and buds. This decoration may be significant, for it... [Lire la suite]