The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Volume 6

The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... HEIGHT, I7?/2 INCHES. I-'INIAL. CII'IEN-LIINE PERIOD (I736-I795). TRUMPET SHAPE VASE c. W ITH crLr BRONZE VERTICAL, DENTILATED RIBS. ON A TL'RQU0lSE--BLUI-1 GROUND. Lows LEAF scRoLLs, PALM!-ZTTES AND GADROONS IN BRILLIANT ENAMELS C1=I'IF.N-LuNc; PERIOD (I736-I795). HEIGHT, 15% INcIIEs. OF cLoIsoNNE AND FASHIONED AFTER THE BRONZE vEssELs. cALLED emu cH'E TsUN, or THE HAN DYNASTY (B. C. 202, A. D. 220), INTENDED T0 BE PAssED ARDUND DURING THE RITUAL. THE BIRD HAs ITS TAIL cuRvED DowNwARD, AND 0N ITS BACK Is A TRUMPET mourn vAsE. BEsIDEs THE sUGGEsTIoNs or FEATHI-IRS, THE DEcoRATIoN, IN ENAMEL coLoRs AND ARcHAIc scRoLLs coNsIsTs or vARIoUs oRNA.IE.'Ts COPIED FROM ANcIENT BRONZES, SUCH As MONSTER-HEADS, wHIcH ARE DISPLAY!-'.D 0N THF. BREAST or THE DovE As wELL As 0N THE vAsE. K'ANo-HsI PERIOD (I662-I722). HEIGHT, 22 INcHEs. 1644), twelve pieces from tlIe reign of K'ang-hsi (I662I722) and 25 pieces from the reign of Ch'ien-lung (I7361795) As to questions of individual preference 1n the matter of quality, the critics will pick for themselves and the public will be equally delighted with all the pieces, or, will make its own choice, according to personal taste, which is sometimes as good as critical knowledge. This much may, however, be said: the art of making cloisonne enamels was never entrusted in ancient Chinese times, by which we understand the centuries preceding the 19th, to any but the best artists. The process of manufacture was too laborious, the opportunities for beauty were too tempting, and the initial expense of manufacture was too great, to admit of anything but successful efforts. Any piece of Chinese cloisonne dating before 1800 is worthy of the most serious attention. There are...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901193
  • 9781236901194