27 décembre 2010

Yuan Metalware & Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2010

Yuan Porcelains @ "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Plate with Peonies and Waves in Reverse Pattern, 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration (Jingdezhen ware); H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm), Diam. 17 13/16 in. (45.3 cm). Lent by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other... [Lire la suite]