Have you seen our newest exhibition Remembering a Patron: Asian Art Donations from Dr. Judith Patt? Come and see the outstanding collection of art from the Pacific region that Dr. Judith Patt helped us develop. By Curator Emeritus, Barry Till. .
Large Covered Jar, porcelain, underglaze, overglaze enamels, circa 1800 (detail view).
Remembering a Patron: Asian Art Donations from Dr. Judith Patt. June 30, 2018 | Jan 6, 2019.
This amazing woman is making the #overglaze crayons developed by #thompsonenamels These are hand poured, then she has to tap them to release bubbles, cools them and cuts them. Everything is made by hand here! The amount of artistry that goes into making the materials before they ever make it to the artist is amazing!!! What an amazing experience to see this today!
A Kangxi period Famille Verte censer modelled as a Buddhistic lion or Kylin with moulded green seed-pattern scrolls on a ground of iron-red scrolls.
The Famille Verte palette was introduced in Chinese porcelain in the 17th century in the reign of the Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722). It originated from the Wucai (five colour) palette used in the Wanli period (1573–1619) , but featured a predominance of translucent green enamel with accents of blue, red, yellow and black.
The popularity of Famille Verte porcelain during this period was widespread, and pieces were made for the Chinese domestic market as well as for export to Europe. By the end of the Kangxi period, its appeal had spawned the introduction of new colour palettes, such as Famille Rose and Famille Jaune, probably influenced by western taste and demand.