Dr. Teresa Canepa introduced the most important collection of seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain in the world, assembled by the distinguished British diplomat Sir Michael Butler (1927–2013). Butler’s lavish collection covers most types of porcelain produced at Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi Province, during the seventeenth century known as the ‘Transitional Period’ between the ceasing of production of the Imperial kilns in 1608 to the reinstatement of Imperial supervisors in 1683.
Visitors to the UK from now until 30 July 2023 are invited to see the [...]
A review of Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler's new book on Sir Michael Butler's Chinese porcelain collection that focuses on 17th century wares, is reviewed in the summer edition of Wreckwatch Magazine.
SEACS members and their guests attended this long-awaited talk by ceramics expert Peter Lam on 'Kitchen Ch'ing porcelain made in Hong Kong'. Professor Lam introduced the 'Kitchen Ch'ing' blue and white kiln site in Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong focusing on its dating, type-forms and context comparing it to similar items found from SEA shipwrecks and sites that were familiar to many SEACS members, and providing references for newcomers to the topic of 'Kitchen Ch'ing' ceramics.
Kangxi porcelain chocolate cups? Dutch India Company wrecks? The newest issue of Wreckwatch Magazine is out, this time focusing on treasures. Ceramic lovers will be interested in the story behind the cargo of Kangxi porcelain 'chocolate cups' found off the coast of Columbia in 1708, as well as a feature article on Rex Cowan, who from 1966 has been hunting down the wrecked ships of the Dutch East India Company. The link ....
The 2010 annual William Willetts Lecture was given by Rose Kerr. Her topic was Chinese export ceramics for the Southeast Asian markets.
A ceramic belt buckle reflects an age of scholarship and elegance. Compare with the metal buckles we have today!
An unusual base mark leads a collector to a pleasant discovery.
China Mania: The Global Passion For Porcelain, 800-1900 CE A Guided To [...]
Qing Porcelain in China and the World: SOAS Study Day 16 October 2014 [...]