Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck

Author: C. J. A. Jörg
Publisher: Sun Tree Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015063675212
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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

Author: John N. Miksic
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 9789814260138
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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

Author: Robert Finlay
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520945388
Release Date: 2010-02-17
Genre: History

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

Author: Victoria Avery
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
ISBN: 9781781300336
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Decorative arts

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

Author: Mathieu Torck
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447058722
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

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

Author: Carmel Schrire
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 9781598741643
Release Date: 2014-11-15
Genre: History

Supplemental CD-ROM contents: Includes a video reconstruction plus a comprehensive catalogue and colour illustrations of the artifacts in the corpus.

Author: 鄭培凱
Publisher:
ISBN: 9628885499
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Porcelain, Chinese


Made in China

Author: Ronald W. Fuchs
Publisher: Winterthur Museum
ISBN: UOM:39015060614032
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

Dragons tigers and bamboo

Author: George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Macdonald Collection
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133169412
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

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.

Arts of Asia

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X006146054
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art, Asian


Enlightenment

Author: Kim Sloan
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026634423
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History