Category Archives: China

Chinese Contemporary Ceramics and Glass in Bristol

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: new china from China Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Contemporary Chinese art is relatively unfamiliar and this is one of the first opportunities to see fresh current work in Bristol. This show, touring from The Wilson … Continue reading

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TZU CHOU WINE JARS IN THE CAFÉ AT TWO TEMPLE PLACE

2 Temple Place sits back from the Embankment in the City of London and is the former home of William Waldorf Astor. The house was designed by John Loughborough Pearson and built between 1891 and 1895. A neo-gothic fantasy, its interior … Continue reading

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CHINA: SHANGHAI MUSEUM – POTTER’S WHEELS

I posted on the Shanghai Museum’s displays a while ago, talking about the reconstructions of pottery kiln’s. The ceramics galleries include three large partial reconstructions of kilns including a Dragon kiln and a Mantou kiln (see my earlier posts on them – Dragon Kiln … Continue reading

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Ming Furniture in the Shanghai Museum

One of the surprises for me in the Shanghai Museum was the collection of Ming hardwood furniture. These pieces date to between 1368 and 1644. Although some pieces have elaborations and carved decoration the majority of pieces are quite simple … Continue reading

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China: Tang Horse Meets Electric Scooter

You go all the way to China to see amazing ceramics – and there is nothing to beat a good Tang horse. Walk down the street in Xi’an alongside the magnificent city walls and what do you find… The bike … Continue reading

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CHINA – MING BRICK AND TILE-MAKING DRAWINGS. Song Yingxing

Beijing. The Ming Tombs. The tomb of Emperor Chang Ling (1424). The displays in the main sacrificial hall, the Hall of Eminent Favour, include sections on various achievements in exploration, trade and literature. They include this on a book called … Continue reading

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CHINA – BEIJING. PORCELAIN KILN EXCAVATIONS. Research posters

Beijing – walking back across town from the back of the Forbidden City, stopped for iced tea and then came across these research posters displayed on the wall just beyond the old Peking University Library  – The Red Building – … Continue reading

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