05 novembre 2013

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780. Dimensions: 6cm. Photo courtesy ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD. Robert Kleiner, Maggie Kleiner. Phone +44 (0)20 7629 1814 - Mobile +44 (0)7768 941 232 -  Email robert.kleiner@virgin.net
30 avril 2013

Dish, Iran or Afghanistan, 10th century, Samanid period

Dish, Iran or Afghanistan, 10th century, Samanid period. Earthenware painted under glaze. Size: H: 3.6 W: 21.0 cm. Museum Code: F1965.27. Freer and the Sackler (Smithsonian) Museums. Among the most distinct and impressive examples of Persian ceramics are a group produced during the reign of the Samanids (819-1005) in Khurasan in northeastern Iran, present-day Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan. These vessels are embellished with inscriptions, usually in the form of a moralizing proverb. The inscription on this small... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Dish, fritware, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with s scholar in a landscape, Iran, 1600-1640

Dish, fritware, painted in underglaze cobalt blue with s scholar in a landscape, Iran, 1600-1640. Victoria & Albert museum © V&A Images Large dish, fritware, painted with an imitation-Chinese composition including a seated figure in underglaze cobalt blue. By the 1620s, Iranian potters were producing convincing copies of the Chinese porcelain imports flooding into Iran since the 1580s. The challenge was to produce well-painted Kraak-style designs on thinly walled vessels.The panelled border around the rim is almost... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 36.8 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1982-1910 © V&A Images. White dish with blue tulips and purplish carnations on spiky stems. Rim is slightly foliated.  Bibliographic References: Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey (London: Alexandria Press, 1989), fig. 369 (color). After 1520, the potters of Iznik gradually expanded their range of... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1555-1560

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1555-1560. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 31.7 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1994-1910 © V&A Images. Deep white dish with large central floral motif, wreathed with jasmine branches and surrounded in the outer area by tulips and hyacinths. The rim, slightly foliated, is decorated with a Chinese-inspired wave border. Bibliographic References: Nurhan Atasoy and Julian Raby, Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1540

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1540. Fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed. Diameter: 31.7 cm, Height: 5.8 cm. Salting Bequest. Museum number: C.1985-1910 © V&A Images. Shallow dish with bouquet of three hyacinths set in frame of flowering stems, the rim decorated with alternating crudely-drawn white and coloured flowers. This dish has an appealing design of a bouquet of three hyacinths set in a frame of budding stems which suggest a heart-shape. The quality of the execution,... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1510

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1510. Fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue, glazed. Diameter: 44.5 cm. Museum number: 986-1884 © V&A Images. This dish comes from a phase when Ottoman potters were beginning to define their own independent aesthetic. The decorative motifs, which include scrolling arabesque stems and sinuous cloud motifs, are a distinctive combination of traditional Islamic (then called Rumi) and Chinese (Hatayi) styles, so this style has been dubbed Rumi-Hatayi. The... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2013

Dish, Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, first half of 17th century

Dish, Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, first half of 17th century.  Ceramic, Fritware, underglaze painted, Height: 2 3/8 in. (6.03 cm); Diameter: 12 1/4 in. (31.12 cm). Purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost in honor of the museum’s 40th anniversary (M.2005.185). LACMA
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10 août 2012

Dish, carved black lacquer, China, Yuan dynasty, ca.1300-1350

Dish, carved black lacquer, China, Yuan dynasty, ca.1300-1350. Diameter: 31.8 cm. FE.20:1, 2-1974. Given by Sir Harry and Lady Garner. © V&A Images. Black lacquer carved on reddish- buff ground, decorated with two pheasants in flights against a background of camellias on the inside and a spiral scroll border underneath.  Lacquer is a waterproof varnish made from the sap of the tree Rhus vernicifera. The Chinese began to use it to provide a protective coating for wooden and bamboo bowls at least 3,000... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2012

Dish. Porcelain, with underglaze cobalt blue. China, Jingdezhen, Yuan dynasty, about 1350

Dish. Porcelain, with underglaze cobalt blue. China, Jingdezhen, Yuan dynasty, about 1350. Height: 13 cm, Diameter: 46 cm. C.10-1954 © V&A Images. The basin is made up of a floral and leaf design. The outer has fifteen flowers painted all the way around separated by stems with budding leaves or other flowers. The outer rim separates the next rim in with a thin white border – this second inner rim has the same pattern as the outer rim but with larger motifs of the same design. Another thin white border... [Lire la suite]


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