Dr. Teresa Canepa and Katherine Butler introduce the results of their meticulous research of Sir Michael Butler's collection of transitional ceramics, which includes most types of porcelain produced at Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi province, during the 17th century and includes Late Ming, High Transitional, Shunzhi, Early Kangxi, Mid-Late Kangxi, Monochromes, and Famille Verte, as well as disputed pieces.
An introduction by Curator Emerita Louise Allison Cort to the Freer|Sackler collection of Southeast Asian ceramics serves as an excellent introduction to the very topic of the region's ceramics as it covers categories, methodologies and other basics to facilitate and appreciate the region's rich and vast ceramics heritage.
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.
Sr. Museum Researcher Bobby C. Orillaneda introduces the maritime world of 16th Century Philippines that reoriented the region's maritime network circuits, followed by the examination of some specific shipwrecks and their cargoes including the Española and the San Diego.
In the society's 24th William Willetts Lecture, Professor Peter Lee introduces the popular-amongst-overseas Chinese blue & white ceramics known as Kitchen Ch'ing, with reference to a HK New Territories' site located in Tai Po, and similar items found in SEA shipwrecks.
Atypical patterns such as Buddhist symbols and motifs, together with Islamic and Indo-Persian stylistic influences can be puzzling discoveries on Chinese export ceramics. Jeffery Sng and Pimpraphai Bisalputra introduce one such discovery found in Thailand--a 17th century Chinese export ware to Southeast Asia.
An exhibition on Thai and Japanese ceramics is on at the Bangkok National Museum until December 14 and includes ceramics ranging from a 16C blue-green glaze jarlet from Sukhothai to an Arita figurine created around the same period in Japan. This charming ceramic exhibition is being held in the Siwamokhaphiman Hall, Bangkok National Museum. The showcase features a selection of the finest Thai and Japanese porcelain and ceramic works created around the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Jaap Otte, a native of the Netherlands, presented findings of his ongoing study of Japanese ceramics exported to Southeast Asia, primarily from Indonesia, from the 19th to the first half of the 20th century, which included architecturally-used ceramics, excavated material and contemporary written sources. His presentation included the following wares: stoneware “bartmann” jugs; water storage jars from Hizen(?); Nagasaki ware bottles; Arita porcelain; Awaji ware; and industrial earthenware and porcelain.
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.
Confused by the terms 'Marco Polo ware' or 'Shufu', here's an introduction to these two members of the qingbai family, and some guidelines that will help in the identification of each.
Dr. SAKAI Takashi shared his research into the glazed ceramic shards found in the Segaran district of the Trowulan archaeological site, East Java, Indonesia as well as a number of other Southeast Asian sites. Trowulan was the former capital (1293-c. 1527) of the Majapahit Kingdom, the largest and last of the Hindu Java kingdoms.