Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck

The Hallstrom Excavation

Author: C. J. A. Jörg

Publisher: Sun Tree Pub


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 172

View: 4081

This book provides research in the art historical context of the Sino-Dutch trade in the 17th century and examines the porcelain in two groups, underglaze blue Jingdezhen wares and Southern provincial wares.

Southeast Asian Ceramics

New Light on Old Pottery

Author: John N. Miksic

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814260134

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 631

Southeast Asia is known to many as a region teeming with tourist destinations, economic opportunities and ex-colonies, but a lesser known facet is its colourful and myriad cultures in which ceramics form an integral part of the social fabric. Focusing primarily on the Classical Period (8001500 CE), this book views ancient Southeast Asian culture through the lens of ceramic production and trade, influenced but not completely overshadowed by its powerful neighbour, China. In this landmark publication, which accompanied the exhibition of the same name, noted archaeologist and scholar John N. Miksic constructs a vivid picture of the development of Southeast Asias unique ceramics. Along with three contributing authors Pamela M.Watkins, Dawn F. Rooney and Michael Flecker he summarizes the fruits of their research over the last forty years, beginning in Singapore with the founding of the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society (SEACS) in 1969. The result is a comprehensive and insightful overview of the technology, aesthetics and organization, both economic and political, of seemingly diverse territories in pre-colonial Southeast Asia. It is essential reading for all those with an interest in the economic history of the region, and also for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the brilliant but too often underestimated material culture of Southeast Asia.

The Pilgrim Art

Cultures of Porcelain in World History

Author: Robert Finlay

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520945387

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5649

Illuminating one thousand years of history, The Pilgrim Art explores the remarkable cultural influence of Chinese porcelain around the globe. Cobalt ore was shipped from Persia to China in the fourteenth century, where it was used to decorate porcelain for Muslims in Southeast Asia, India, Persia, and Iraq. Spanish galleons delivered porcelain to Peru and Mexico while aristocrats in Europe ordered tableware from Canton. The book tells the fascinating story of how porcelain became a vehicle for the transmission and assimilation of artistic symbols, themes, and designs across vast distances—from Japan and Java to Egypt and England. It not only illustrates how porcelain influenced local artistic traditions but also shows how it became deeply intertwined with religion, economics, politics, and social identity. Bringing together many strands of history in an engaging narrative studded with fascinating vignettes, this is a history of cross-cultural exchange focused on an exceptional commodity that illuminates the emergence of what is arguably the first genuinely global culture.

Treasured Possessions

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Author: Victoria Avery,Melissa Calaresu,Mary Laven

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: 178130033X

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 288

View: 1179

This book explores the significance of beautiful and engaging objects – chosen, acquired, personalised and treasured – to the people who once owned them. With over 300 works discussed, it takes us on a dazzling visual adventure through the decorative arts, from Renaissance luxuries wrought in glass, bronze and maiolica to the elaborate tablewares and personal adornments available to shoppers in the Age of Enlightenment. En route the authors consider the impact of global trade on European habits and expectations: the glamour of the Eastern exotic, the ubiquity of New World products like chocolate and sugar, and the obsession with Chinoiserie decoration. They ask what decorative objects meant to their owners before the age of industrial mass production, and explore how technological innovation and the proliferation of goods from the sixteenth century onwards transformed the attitude of Europeans to their personal possessions. Illustrated throughout with superb colour photographs, many unfamiliar and hitherto unseen gems of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Applied Arts collection are here published for the first time.

Avoiding the Dire Straits

An Inquiry Into Food Provisions and Scurvy in the Maritime and Military History of China and Wider East Asia

Author: Mathieu Torck

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447058728

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5021

Scurvy is known to be one of the most gruesome pathological phenomena that, in the course of centuries, has made innumerable victims. Long distance seafaring operations, war zones, prisons and crop failures all created breeding grounds for the vitamin C defi ciency disease, which was commonly characterized by swelling and bleeding gums and internal haemorraghes in the limbs. While the history of scurvy is rather well-known from a Western perspective, the higher proneness to scurvy of Asian peoples in comparison to Europeans, Polynesians and other peoples, as proven in recent biochemical studies, compelled to broaden that horizon and look for scurvy in China and beyond. The purpose of this book is to trace the history of the disease in China, Japan and Southeast Asia and to highlight the ways in which peoples from these regions in pre-modern and early modern times dealt with provisioning in their seafaring and military enterprises. This cross-cultural quest for scurvy and food supplies, involving such areas as maritime and military history and the medical traditions from East and West, is ultimately meant as an attempt to elucidate whether historical sources can confirm the biochemical findings.

Historical Archaeology in South Africa

Material Culture of the Dutch East India Company at the Cape

Author: Carmel Schrire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135156370X

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 5275

This volume documents the analysis of excavated historical archaeological collections at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The corpus provides a rich picture of life and times at this distant outpost of an immense Dutch seaborne empire during the contact period. Representing over three decades of excavation, conservation, and analysis, the book examines ceramics, glass, metal, and other categories of artifacts in their archaeological contexts. An enclosed CD includes a video reconstruction plus a comprehensive catalog and color illustrations of the artifacts in the corpus. The parallels and contrasts this volume reveals will help scholars studying the European expansion period to build a richer comparative picture of colonial material culture.

Made in China

Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur

Author: Ronald W. Fuchs

Publisher: Winterthur Museum


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 5946

This sumptuous volume accompanies a traveling exhibition of the same name that opens at Winterthur in February 2005. The full-color volume highlights 117 exquisite export porcelain objects from the extensive Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur. Authors Ron Fuchs and David Howard ground their presentation with an introductory overview of the manufacture of porcelain, the history of the china trade, and the importance of export porcelain in European and American history and material culture. Individual entries are grouped according to function: dining wares, drinking wares, household and personal utensils, and decorative wares. Each grouping is preceded by a short essay that places the objects within a historic context. An illustrated appendix addresses the coats of arms found on many of the objects, and an extensive bibliography offers supplementary readings.

Southeast Asia in the Fifteenth Century

The China Factor

Author: Geoff Wade,Laichen Sun

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 508

View: 1091

The fifteenth century is an enigma in Southeast Asian history---too late for classical inscriptions, and generally too early for indigenous texts or European observations. The arrival of European ships, ideas and economies in the early sixteenth century has long been seen as the origin of the early, modern era in Southeast Asia, but the present collection challenges this view, suggesting that intense and lasting political and economic changes were already well underway by 1500. --

Dragons, tigers and bamboo

Japanese porcelain and its impact on Europe

Author: George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Macdonald Collection,Oliver Impey,Christiaan J. A. Jorg,Charles Mason

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 200

View: 8245

A lavishly illustrated volume on Japanese porcelain from one of the world's finest collections. Dragons, Tigers and Bamboohighlights 170 masterpieces from the Macdonald Collection at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. This extraordinary collection illustrates many different aspects of the historical interaction between Japanese and European porcelain during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is the best cross-cultural porcelain collection in Canada and among the best of its kind in the world. Illustrated with more than 160 full-colour photographs commissioned for this volume, Dragons, Tigers and Bamboomakes the Macdonald Collection accessible for the first time to an international audience.


discovering the world in the eighteenth century

Author: Kim Sloan,Andrew Burnett

Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3215


Arts of Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Asian

Page: N.A

View: 7913


De l'immense au minuscule

la virtuosité en céramique : [exposition] Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, 23 novembre 2005-20 mars 2006

Author: Antoinette Faÿ-Hallé,Musée national de céramique (France)

Publisher: RMN

ISBN: 9782711849888

Category: Porcelain

Page: 151

View: 7529

Les porcelaines de Sèvres, conservées en si grand nombre dans le musée qui leur est consacré, attirent nécessairement l'attention sur la virtuosité qui a été mise en œuvre pour les réaliser. " Virtuosité ", mot ô combien dénigré à notre époque. Il vient pourtant de l'italien virtù, qui signifie " propriété, valeur ". Comment refuser à un objet sa valeur propre ?

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 4914

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153510

Category: Batavia (Ship)

Page: 446

View: 757


Die Kunst Vietnams

Author: Catherine Noppe,Jean-François Hubert

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783106212

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 5754


Der arme Jack

Author: Frederick Marryat

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711447672

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3647

Jack, Hauptfigur und Ich-Erzähler, berichtet die Geschichte seines Lebens. Im Jahre 1786 geboren, wächst er als Sohn eines Seefahrers auf und ist von Kindesbeinen an mit den Geschichten von Meer und Ferne vertraut. Älter geworden, fährt er selbst zur See, wird Matrose und steigt allmählich in der Hierarchie des Schiffswesens von Stufe zu Stufe auf. Doch muss er viele Schwierigkeiten und Gefahren überstehen, bis er am Ende die geliebte Frau findet und der „arme Jack" zu Reichtum kommt. Frederick Marryat, der von großen Schriftstellern wie Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Conrad und C. S. Forester bewundert wurde und der die Welt, über die er schreibt, selbst in langen Seefahrer- und Kapitänsjahren gründlich kennengelernt hat, hat hier einen spannenden und berührenden Roman geschrieben, der Jung und Alt eine fesselnde Lektüre garantiert.