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A Meissen Kakiemon lobed dish @christiesinc. Circa 1740 painted in the Kakiemon style in the 'Gelber Löwe' pattern, and scattered flower sprigs, the shaped rim edged in brown, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #meissen #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Lamp with a Silenus mask in the #thorvalsdenmuseum collection. Roman, 40-80 BC. “The original Silenus resembled a folkloric man of the forest with the ears of a horse and sometimes also the tail and legs of a horse.[1] The later sileni were drunken followers of Dionysus, usually bald and fat with thick lips and squat noses, and having the legs of a human. Later still, the plural "sileni" went out of use and the only references were to one individual named Silenus, the teacher and faithful companion of the wine-god Dionysus.[2] A notorious consumer of wine, he was usually drunk and had to be supported by satyrs or carried by a donkey. Silenus was described as the oldest, wisest and most drunken of the followers of Dionysus, and was said in Orphic hymns to be the young god's tutor. This puts him in a company of phallic or half-animal tutors of the gods, a group that includes Priapus, Hermaphroditus, Cedalion and Chiron, but also includes Pallas, the tutor of Athena.[Wikipedia]” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Rare aquamarine in polychrome majolica from Farsetti Arte auction House. Padua, Italy late fifteenth century. “Cylindrical body with four legs, spout shaped like an animal's head, an arched handle; body entirely decorated with gothic motifs, front with rosette decoration, back with gothic foliage decoration, cm. 21 h.” #maiolica #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery #majolica

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Mimbres Black-on-white bowl with three pronghorn in the @dallasmuseumart 1000–1150 CE. “Mimbres potters developed one of the Southwest’s most appealing painting styles, distinguished by geometric compositions and narrative imagery that provides an eloquent record of Mimbres life. The painting on many Mimbres vessels suggests concepts of sacred space or cosmic geography. The edge of the bowl may have marked the boundary of an orderly world, while the center space, often empty and white, may refer to the Earth Center. Here three bighorn sheep covered with spiralized diamond motifs, emanate from that center. The jagged, angular forms convey the dynamic tension of lightning in a darkened sky.” #mimbres #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #indigenousceramics #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Blue and white porcelain phoenix ewer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) “Baluster, spout in the shape of a phoenix head, lobed foot and body, entirely decorated with flowers and foliage in cartridges, the end of the neck in a collar.” #blueandwhite #phoenix #porcelain #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Great example of a Persian Make-do shared by Doug Navarra (@saintremypottery). Follow him for more #ceramichistory and check out Andrew Baseman’s (@andrewbaseman) Past Imperfect blog for more ceramic make-do’s. ・・・ “Persia, 17th century, Safavid blue & white Tulip Vase. Here a central Baluster form with an elevated flaring mouth, surrounded by five small secondary spouts. These are all mounted with wrap-around metal on the spouts which is also engraved ( wow, how did they do that?) . The body is decorated in underglaze blue but also there are black outlines lending a bit more POP to the very dreamy painterly blue. Obviously set out to be a master work. “ #bluesndwhiteceramic #balusters #ceramics #vessels #pottery #persianpottery #safavid #tulipvase #porcelain #ceramichistory #potteryhistory #potterytradition #studiopottery #historyofceramics

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Oinochoe, East Greek Ionia (present-day western Turkey) about 625 B.C. @gettymuseum. “Herds of wild goats and spotted deer graze in single file on the lower registers of this trefoil oinochoe (three-spouted pitcher). On the shoulder of the vase, pairs of dogs, enormous water birds, and sphinxes flank a floral element. The cream-colored background is neatly filled with various patterns including rosettes, some of which are brought to life by small birds perched on their petals. The rows of goats have given their name to this type of pottery decoration: the Wild Goat style. It was popular in East Greek settlements on the coast and islands of Asia Minor (the west coast of present-day Turkey) in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. Animals arranged in friezes appear frequently in Greek art of this period. At this time, Greeks came into closer contact with their neighbors in the Near East, where repetitive bands of animal decoration were common. The island of Rhodes was once thought to have been the main producer of Wild Goat pottery, but excavation and clay analysis have since established the importance of workshops based in the ancient city of Miletos. The highly ornate Wild Goat style is thought to have been patterned after textile designs, but ivory and bronze objects may also have provided sources of inspiration. The disks applied to the rim on either side of the handle of this oinochoe are clearly derived from metalwork.” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #terracotta #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Dish made in Florence, Italy ca. 1450. @vamuseum Tin-glazed earthenware painted in copper, manganese and either antimony or iron. “Large basins have been depicted in Italian paintings and manuscripts in scenes of dining and cleansing. Washing hands prior to dining and during the meal itself was a standard custom in 15th century Italy. This dish, or basin, may have been used for washing and then kept on display on a sideboard to show off its fine decoration. The basin is covered with a tin-opacified glaze which gives a bright white covering on which the design is painted. This type of decorative glazing is known as 'maiolica' in Italy. The image on the basin is a hare standing in front of what apears to be an artichoke. Artichokes may have been cultivated in Italy as early as the 9th century. This basin was made in the latter part of the 15th century in the Florentine region. Another dish in the Victoria & Albert Museum's collection (Museum no. 2593-1856) is a similar shape and size and has the same decoration on the wide rim as our basin here. It is believed that both dishes were made in the same pottery in Montelupo, just outside Florence.” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #maiolica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Terracotta flask in the form of a comic actor seated on an altar, perhaps Priam at the sack of Troy. @britishmuseum. Western Greek 150BC Campania (Italy). #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #instaceramics #terracotta

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Slip trailed Earthenware Dish with lead glaze in the @vamuseum. Germany 1615. “General purpose dishes such as this may have been used for almost any type of food, as well as serving a decorative function when not in use. Little distinction was made between bowls and dishes, cups and porringers, jugs and mugs. Werra slipware was just one of the many types of pottery which could not be replicated in England, and which was valued for its stylish decoration. At the same time as these dishes were made by clusters of potteries along the River Werra, a similar range of slipware dishes, much plainer and mainly decorated with geometric designs, was made along another German river, the Weser. A stock range of stylised figures such as soldiers and clowns was developed for use on these dishes. These figures were reproduced over a long period but have no significance other than as decoration. What is distinctive about Werra slipwares is the mixture of techniques. On a surface that would betray even the slightest mistake the slip-trailing is handled deftly, while the sgraffito decoration shows a masterly drawing technique.” #slipware #earthenware #leadglaze #sliptrailing #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Small Jug from the Museo Della Cerámica Della Tuscia. Viterbo, mid-fourteenth century “Between two pine cones in relief there is a relief protome with a male character in the act of going left and characterized by a hood and a stick. According to Satolli it is the representation of the figure of the "bizocone" or one of the numerous free preachers, dressed in the habit with a long hood, who wandered in poverty in the peninsula and were struck by anathema by Boniface VIII in 1297.” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #maiolica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Glazed White Jar from the Tang Dynasty @sothebys. Interesting to see this jar without the typical Tang San Cai glaze. “Rising from a flat base to broad rounded shoulders and surmounted by a short upright neck with wide rolled mouthrim, applied inside and out with a layer of whitish-gray slip and under a transparent glaze, the base unglazed revealing the white body, the domed cover similarly glazed, set with a bud-shaped finial.” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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A spotted celadon ewer and lid Tran dynasty from @bonhams1793. 13th/14th century “Of compressed ovoid form with a short spout and a striated strap handle on the shoulder separated by four leaf shaped loops, the walls also incised with string bands visible beneath the pale olive-green glaze marked with iron brown dots of irregular shape, the wide foot and shallow base unglazed; the lid with faceted walls similarly glazed and fitting over the short neck of the ewer.” #pottery #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery

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Bowl with Lioness in the @metmuseum. 1100–1300 AD Byzantine Earthenware “Images of lions were popular throughout the medieval world. Although lions were rare in Byzantium, they appear frequently in art—from illuminated manuscripts and elegant silver to everyday objects, such as ceramics and copper-alloy jewelry—and in literature, both secular and religious. The boldly stylized pose of the lioness, which suggests the beast’s power, is also seen on Islamic metalwork.” #pottery #sgraffito #ceramics #ceramicart #historyofceramics #keramik #陶器 #陶瓷 #도기류 #도예 #keramikk #ceramica #sgraffito #seramik #seramic #poterie #instapottery #earthenware

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