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Religion And Mythology In Oriental China
We have noted previously that the decoration of Oriental porcelain is largely bound up in mythology, nay, more, it is largely connected with religion.
Oriental China - The Fabulous Animals And Goddesses
WE have dealt shortly with the religions of China, and it is necessary to note in this connection how the emblems of the various religions became embodied as part of the decoration of porcelain.
Oriental China - Kwan-Yin. Ming
So many references are made to the goddess Kwan-Yin, and she is represented in such a number of statuettes, that no collection of Chinese porcelain would be complete without her.
Oriental China - Si-Wang-Mu
This fabulous being of the female sex, dwelling at the head of the genii, is often represented in the decoration of Chinese porcelain, attended by two or four young girls.
Buddhist Divinity
The position of the hands designates the functions which are being carried on by Buddha or by his followers at any given time.
Oriental China - The God Of The Learned
The exposed hand, which is movable, is of white biscuit, whilst the face is glazed in white, and the head-dress and feet are of brilliant black enamel.
The Taoist Divinities
The first of these divinities is Lao-tseu, the founder of Taoism. He is usually represented holding a book whilst seated on a buffalo.
Oriental China - Wen-Tchang
A figure of the god of Wisdom; the robe decorated with clouds in aubergine, green, and white, on a brilliant yellow ground.
Another Taoist God
A figure of Piu-hwo carrying his fly-whisk, with which he was sup-posed to have the power to revive the dead.
Oriental China - The Immortals
These Pa Sien are eight in number. They attained immortality in various ways, but the eating of the peach, which is carried as an emblem by Han Chung-le.
Oreintal China - Buddhist Divinities And Han Chung-Le
Images in porcelain of Buddhist divinities are exceedingly rare. Gautama Buddha may he found in pictures surrounded by sixteen Arhats and four guardians of the world.
Oriental China - The Taoist Immortals
A large arbour or shrine in brilliant green and yellow enamels. In the various sections are the figures of the eight immortals, wearing green, yellow, and aubergine robes.
Oriental China - Fabulous Animals Lion
The Dog Of Buddha, The Dog Of Fo, The Corean...
Oriental China - Emblems In Birds
Amongst the symbols used in decoration a bird on a perch is frequently found. The meaning of the symbol depends upon the kind of bird.
A Short History Of Poreclain
PERHAPS what we have said will inspire our readers with the desire to know something of the origin of the potter's art in China.
Oriental China - The Ming Dynasty
The story of the overthrow of the Mongol dynasty by a rebellion headed by a native named Hung-woo, the son of a labouring man, introduces the great Ming dynasty.
Oriental China - The Tsing Dynasty
BEARING in mind the struggle between the Mings and the Tartars, which lasted, as we have seen, from 1616 to 1644, we may take Shun-che (16441661) as the first real Tsing Emperor.
Oriental China - Yung Ching Period (1723-1736)
THE Yung-Ching period (1723-1736), though only thirteen short years, was peculiarly noteworthy, because the Emperor himself took a personal interest in the Imperial factories at King-te-chin.
Oriental China - Keen-Lung Period (1736-1795)
DURING the first seven years of the reign of this Emperor there was but little variation in the character of the porcelain manufacture at King-te-chin.
Mandarin Porcelain - Keen Lung Period (1736-1795)
A MANDARIN is a Chinese official, either civil or military, but the word itself is not Chinese. It is a name given indiscriminately by foreigners to designate any Chinese official of whatever rank.
Oriental China - Kea-King, Taou-Kwang, And Later Emperors
This wavy porcelain seems to be specially connected with a comparatively thick blue enamel and a style of decoration usually called Lowestoft.
Orietnal China - Chinese White Porcelain
If the Chinese have not yet returned to that state where they have forgotten entirely the art of making porcelain, at least they have lost the secret of those admirable productions.
Oriental China - Single Colour Glazes
FOLLOWING the white in order is the remarkable series of single colour glazes of various hues, be-ginning with the sea-green or Celadon, which is a pale green, or even a greyish green.
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