Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck

The Hallstrom Excavation
Author: C. J. A. Jörg
Publisher: Sun Tree Pub
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 172
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Arts of Ancient Viet Nam

From River Plain to Open Sea
Author: Nancy Tingley
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ISBN: 9780300146967
Category: Art
Page: 356
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"Explores Viet Nam's rich heritage, from the Sa Huynh culture (1st millennium B.C.) to art from Hoi An. The authors discuss links between Viet Nam and Indonesia, reflected in the Hindu and Buddhist temples and stone sculptures, and investigate trade in gold and Chinese ceramics with Butuan"--Provided by publisher.

Ceramics in America 2003

Author: Robert Hunter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Pottery
Page: 321
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Features articles on chamber pots, the Talbot Hotel Pit group, terracotta gravemarkers from New Jersey and New York, Staffordshire potters and their emigration to America in the 1840s, the pottery of Henry Piercy, the potters and pottery of Morgan's Town, Virginia, ceramic and porcelain representations of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Long Island Redware, and the ceramics of Lucio Fontana.

L'odyssée de la porcelaine chinoise

collections du Musée national de céramique, Sèvres et du Musée national Adrien Dubouché, Limoges
Author: Musée national de céramique (France)
Publisher: RMN
Category: Porcelain
Page: 255
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La qualité de la porcelaine chinoise en a très tôt fait un objet de commerce. Les routes terrestres et surtout maritimes en ont permis ta diffusion dans les diverses régions du monde. Les marchands arabes, et plus tard les Portugais et les Hollandais, ont sillonné les mers en une véritable odyssée, depuis la mer de Chine jusqu'aux rivages de la Méditerranée et de l'océan Atlantique, pour embellir les demeures des monarques de cette précieuse matière. Cette route de la porcelaine qui se doublait d'une route des épices et des soieries fut fréquentée par les boutres arabes, portugais et les vaisseaux des Compagnies des Indes européennes. Fournisseurs des rois et des sultans, et plus tard de classes sociales plus modestes, les potiers chinois ont montré une étonnante capacité d'adaptation aux goûts et aux fortunes de leurs commanditaires. Les collections des musées nationaux de Sèvres et de Limoges témoignent de ces échanges et soulignent l'interaction entre la Chine et les pays importateurs au travers des décors et des formes. L'influence de l'orfèvrerie, de la dinanderie, de la verrerie et du textile apparaît dans ce grand aller et retour d'échanges, dont le point culminant se situe entre le XVIe et le XVIIIe siècle.