19 juin 2010

The David Vases, Jingdezhen, dated equivalent to AD 1351

The David Vases, Jingdezhen, dated equivalent to AD 1351. British Musuem These vases are among the most important examples of blue-and-white porcelain in existence, and are probably the best-known porcelain vases in the world. They were made for the altar of a Daoist temple and their importance lies in the dated inscriptions on one side of their necks, above the bands of dragons. The long dedication is the earliest known on Chinese blue-and-white wares. The dedication records that in AD 1351 a man named Zhang Wenjin from... [Lire la suite]