- A new way of understanding Chinese Imperial Reign Marks- Reinterprets the term 'Mark and Period, ' with statistics drawn from a database of over 5000 itemsIn his third book, Christer Löfgren expands the scholarship on imperial Chinese ...
Author: Christer Loefgren
Publisher: Booxencounters AB
- A new way of understanding Chinese Imperial Reign Marks- Reinterprets the term 'Mark and Period, ' with statistics drawn from a database of over 5000 itemsIn his third book, Christer Löfgren expands the scholarship on imperial Chinese porcelain with a radical, new interpretation of the term "Mark and Period". From identifying only marks on imperial porcelain, to looking at objects associated with those marks, his analysis will change imperial porcelain's image and significantly contribute to the knowledge base of Chinese porcelain experts and collectors. For the first time, it is now possible to group all imperial items in all these periods, from Ming to the end of the Qing period. Based on a database of over 5000 items and marks, this survey provides statistics which make it possible to go deeper into identifying which items and marks are "Mark and Period", copies, or counterfeits. Also available: Chinese Imperial Reign Marks ISBN 9789198465181
The result is that today a large quantity of Chinese imperially commissioned art still circulates on the world markets. Porcelain ... There are categories in which similar imperial items exist, some with and some without reign marks.
Author: Iain Robertson
This groundbreaking text brings together experts in the field of visual art markets to answer some fundamental questions: Is art a good investment? Why is the art market dominated by America and Western Europe? Where are the key emerging markets and what are the next good buys in art? Providing readers with an understanding of the challenges facing art market 'makers' (dealers, auctioneers, collectors and artists) and the decision-making process experienced by market 'players' and investors, this exciting text merges the key theories with examples of practice in a highly accessible style. Written by an international array of experts from the US, the UK and China, this book is essential reading for all those studying or interested in art markets and management.
This certainly helps to explain the fascination of today's collectors for imperial seals and the high prices fetched ... These items have an instantly recognisable pedigree and are often rubber-stamped with reign marks and colophons.
Author: Iain Robertson
The global art market has recently been valued at close to $50bn - a rise of over 60% since the global financial crisis. These figures are driven by demand from China and other emerging markets, as well as the growing phenomenon of the artist bypassing dealers as a market force in his/her own right. This new textbook integrates, updates and enhances the popular aspects of two well-regarded texts - Understanding International Arts Markets and The Art Business. Topics covered include: Emerging markets in China, East Asian, South East Asian, Brazilian, Russian, Islamic and Indian art, Art valuation and investment, Museums and the cultural sector. This revitalized new textbook will continue to be essential reading for students on courses such as arts management, arts marketing, arts business, cultural economics, the sociology of arts, and cultural policy.
The reign name (nien hao) of the Emperor is always used in these date marks, and a complete list of the Imperial nien ... Those who understand the niceties of Chinese calligraphy may get some guidance from the style in which the marks ...
Author: R. L. Hobson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This book explains and illustrates as many varieties of Ming ceramics as possible. The text is based primarily on information obtained from Chinese sources and the occasional notes made by Europeans who visited China in Ming times. To these, Mr. Hobson has added his own penetrating deductions, made after careful study of well-authenticated specimens and of observation by earlier scholars. His presentation is not only clear and precise but also incontestably authoritative and at the same time highly readable. The first twelve chapters of the book deal almost exclusively with the porcelain produced at Ching-te Chen; the next four, with the porcelain and pottery made at other centers. The bulk of the 129 pieces illustrated (12 in color) are drawn from private collections, but references is also made to important examples in museums. Of particular interest are Mr. Hobson's comments on collecting and on the identification of genuine Ming wares. A special chapter on marks, inscriptions, and Chinese characters is included, together with a selected bibliography.
Emperor Wu's reign marks a major turning point in Chinese intellectual history. This ruler turned to the great thinker Dong Zhongshu (c. 179–104 b.c.e.) for guidance on intellectual matters. The wide appeal of Dong's eclectic blend of ...
Author: Bret Hinsch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE–220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and their families obtained powerful roles that allowed women unprecedented influence in the highest level of government. Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship and theoretical approaches, the book draws on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the distant past. Bret Hinsch's introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial Chinese society; subsequent chapters discuss women's roles from the multiple perspectives of kinship, wealth and work, law, government, learning, ritual, and cosmology. An enhanced array of line drawings, a Chinese-character glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography enhance the author's discussion. Historians and students of gender and early China alike will find this book an invaluable overview.
On the other hand, Yan Kejun marks a stop after tianxia and Guo Moruo, 448 puts a comma there; with this punctuation, the text would read, “In the twenty-sixth year [of his reign], the emperor unified the entire realm.
Author: Charles Sanft
Publisher: SUNY Press
Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance. This revealing book challenges longstanding notions of the Qin dynasty, China’s first imperial dynasty (221–206 BCE). The received history of the Qin dynasty and its founder is one of cruel tyranny with rule through fear and coercion. Using a wealth of new information afforded by the expansion of Chinese archaeology in recent decades as well as traditional historical sources, Charles Sanft concentrates on cooperative aspects of early imperial government, especially on the communication necessary for government. Sanft suggests that the Qin authorities sought cooperation from the populace with a publicity campaign in a wide variety of media—from bronze and stone inscriptions to roads to the bureaucracy. The book integrates theory from anthropology and economics with early Chinese philosophy and argues that modern social science and ancient thought agree that cooperation is necessary for all human societies.
It is also probable that most of the products bear Ming marks, and when without marks are possibly classed under the former dynasty. The Imperial factories at King-té—chén, which remained closed during the last years of the Ming dynasty ...
Information on "origins and development of the Chinese written language" precedes the extensive catalog of marks, including marks in regular kaishu script, marks in zhuanshu seal scripts, symbols used as marks, directory of marks, and list of potters.
By these we understand marks in script characters generally painted and giving the name of the Emperor's reign during which the specimen in ... Sometimes the cyclical year is given in the appropriate Chinese cyclical characters .
Author: Arthur Lonsdale HetheringtonPublish On: 1922
... 31 Middle Kingdom : explanation of , 12 Purple Ting , 92 Ming dynasty , 22 Ming Ti ( Eastern Han emperor ) ... 128 Chinese , 21 ; effect on art , 21 ; influence in Corea , Reduction : explanation of term , 63 143 Reign marks ...
More than a new understanding of China's long eighteenth century is at stake here . ... as if to acknowledge the importance of the High Qing era , Ko ends her study in 1720 , around the beginning of the Yongzheng emperor's reign .
Author: Susan Mann
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
Most analyses of gender in High Qing times have focused on literature and on the writings of the elite; this book broadens the scope of inquiry to include women's work in the farm household, courtesan entertainment, and women's participation in ritual observances and religion. In dealing with literature, it shows how women's poetry can serve the historian as well as the literary critic, drawing on one of the first anthologies of women's writing compiled by a woman to examine not only literary sensibilities and intimate emotions, but also political judgments, moral values, and social relations.
MARKS >> CHINESE porcelain is , as we know , to a large extent marked in accordance with a custom dating back in its ... In the normal course of dealing and collecting , it is , practically speaking , only the Imperial marks , the so ...
Quotation marks are reserved for quotations and direct speech only, while single quotes ('. ... As Chinese sources often give only reign name and year of the emperor without indicating year, month, and day, e.g. the 54th year of Emperor ...
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the Lifanyuan and Libu, revising and assessing the state of affairs in the under-researched field of these two institutions. The contributors explore the imperial policies towards and the shifting classifications of minority groups in the Qing Empire. This volume offers insight into how China's past has continued to inform its modern policies, as well as the geopolitical make-up of East Asia and beyond.
MARKS >> Chinese porcelain is , as we know , to a large extent “ marked ” in accordance with a custom dating back in ... In the normal course of dealing and collecting , it is , practically speaking , only the Imperial marks , the so ...
Although the Ming dynasty is famous for its painted wares , celadons continued to be made up until the 14th century . ... Indeed , the practice of using reign marks on vessels of a later period is common in Chinese ceramics ...
REIGN MARKS- THE NIAN - HAO The bold assertion that “ Famille Rose " enameling of porcelain could have arisen only in the Imperial atelier in Peking , requires explanation of the nianhao " . The nian - hao , or reign mark , appears on ...
Author: Daniel Nadler
This stunning and captivating book showcases the development of porcelain from the beginning of the Qing dynasty in 1644 until its demise in 1908.
These marks usually contain the Emperor's reign name together with the characters shangwan ( appreciated treasure ) or yuwan ( imperial treasure ) . ... The importance of the Xingyouheng Tang is explained number 141 above . 3.
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)Publish On: 1991
The cup stand has the reign mark of Yongle incised with a sharp point inside the foot-ring ... with altered marks in the Palace Museum today.36 Another possible explanation for the confusion of reign marks is that because carved lacquer ...
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Category: Lacquer and lacquering
The Irving Collection represents a wide range of styles and techniques from the 13th through the twentieth centuries.
TECHNOLOGY AND TERMINOLOGY OF CHENGHUA POLYCHROME PORCELAIN This reference is generally taken to mean that during most of this period no imperial porcelain was fired . The fact that porcelains with reign marks from these three periods ...
Author: Anti-Cobweb Society, FoochowPublish On: 1933
In general , marks are of two kinds , what are called reign marks , beginning , in the six character , mark , with the name of ... There seems to be no explanation for the inconsistency with which Chinese wares are or are not marked .